Shamu dreams of Europa.
What we know about the mysterious life cycle of a black hole.
In the December 1980 issue of Popular Science, a 38-year-old theoretical physicist answers the ultimate question about the universe.
All that glitters is a neutron star collision.
An incredibly luminous snack.
A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.
The top 7 explanations for the star's weird behavior, ranked roughly in order of plausibility
OSIRIS-REx will launch tomorrow, possibly with my germs onboard
Hawking radiation observed in a homemade black hole analogue
Warping space to fight infinities
An excerpt from the June 1962 issue of Popular Science, in honor of Glenn's 95th birthday
Scientists at NASA used x-ray 'echoes' to look inside a black hole
Intriguing results from LISA Pathfinder mission
Otherworldly desktop backgrounds.
Are we made of interstellar stuff?
Hitomi oh my
LISA Pathfinder is a precursor to the largest experiment ever, and it's just getting fired up
From the April 1981 issue of Popular Science: "When scientists finally detect a form of energy they have never seen, they will open a new era in astronomy."
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If we detect them, it could mean a lot about the universe
Two holes in one!
Just an easy quantum procedure
A Gallery Of Photos Curated By The Person Who Made Most Of Them
A quantum quandary
A new kind of space weather
Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies
The observatory could eventually detect a new collision every day.
And it's much bigger than we expected.
That's the latest theory, at least
Holograms? Alternate universes? Here's what the famous physicist's announcement really means
Nothing (or almost nothing) can escape a black hole
Warning: objects in telescope may be closer that they appear
But they get along just fine
Scientists just switched on the Event Horizon Telescope
Also in space: A neighborhood of black holes, a new (and old) reason to study Venus' clouds, and the end of the Lunar XPrize.
They're called “supermassive” for a reason.
Luckily for us, nothing like this is actually happening nearby.
It's all about the corona
The original baby boomers
Thanks to a new world-spanning algorithm
Ghostly echoes of stellar destruction
Like, 100 times more
In 2015, 11 telescopes will link up to see the Milky Way as it's never been seen before
They were produced by two merging black holes
A dance of destruction
LIGO experiment reports a second successful discovery
The first time we've caught a baby black hole in action.
But it won't be the end of the world--not ours, anyway
The ability to gather more information means we'll spend more time sifting through it.
Virgo will help LIGO locate colossal cosmic collisions.
A spectacle previously thought impossible
Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision.
I had a lunch with him I'll never forget.
Astrophysicists measured all of the lights.
The Large Magellanic Cloud isn't just a pretty satellite galaxy—it's also a future threat.
Dead stars do tell some tales
The hole came from the inside.
The celebrated cosmologist turns 73 years old today, so we wrote haiku
Neutrinos, meet IceCube.
What this new research means for radio astronomy
It's not a black hole or a worm hole, however
The 'chirp' would make a great ringtone
The ozone layer is no longer thinning, but we need to keep an eye on it
Calling all astronomers, stargazers, and Neil deGrasse Tysons!
Or at least a few very nerdy websites
In the California desert, Honeybee Robotics is testing a drill that could search for life on other worlds
He passed away just one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing
What we learned at a space conference that puts inclusivity first
It just keeps exploding.
Basically just a cosmic cocoon.
Antarctic particle detector's findings validated
And should colonists on Mars be allowed to eat each other?
A fireball meteor over Chicago ignites hearts and minds—and scientific reports
Heat and drills will help us probe for alien microbes
The iconic dual-swirl of black holes colliding is also ideal for soup
But what caused it?
Deep-sea vents could infuse Enceladus' ocean with microbe food
Gravitational wave detection is going through an even tighter squeeze.
Two stars enter, one star leaves
Mars500 crew members, in their own words
Spelunking as a space simulation
More than a light Venusian breeze.
Researchers are testing how life on the International Space Station affects the microbiome.
The leak has been repaired, but its origins remain mysterious.
Humankind's greatest adventure lies beyond the sun
You have died of dysentary
The Cold Atom Laboratory launched this morning
They do come from Antarctica, after all.
It can't move, so it'd might as well take something for a spin.
Get your glow from a galaxy far, far away
This is what real suspended animation will look like.
What is the solar wind, anyways?