Astronomers have spotted something that shouldn’t exist–a star that acts as if it’s gone supernova at least six times. Writing in Nature, an international research team discusses the highly unusual case of iPTF14hls, first classified as a Type II-P supernova on January 8, 2015. At first, this appears to have been an open-and-shut designation (II-P supernovas […]
A low-mass exoplanet has been discovered in the orbit of the red dwarf star Ross 128. It’s thought to be Earth-like in terms of size and temperature. Source: We Just Discovered One of the Closest Earth-Like Planets Ever
Because it’s a law?
NASA plans on testing some flying machines in the most Martian landscape on Earth. Care to guess where?
After a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, the finished product is here: Catalysts, Explorers & Secret Keepers: Women of Science Fiction. It’s a collection of new and reprinted works, framed as a take-home exhibit from the Museum of Science Fiction. Source: http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2017/11/a-new-take-home-exhibit-from-the-museum-of-science-fiction-celebrates-the-women-of-scifi/
Art in space!
The Cold Spot in the cosmic microwave background radiation has led astronomers to speculate the possibility of parallel universes.
Quantum computing just got closer with IBM’s announcement of a 50-quantum bit (qubit) machine.
Take a gander at the periodic table of exo planets
What happens when we let our weapons choose their own targets?
Legalizing the sale of human organs could save lives.
Quark fusion is a theoretical form of energy that could provide eight times more power than nuclear fusion.
When we’ve mined the Earth for all of the metals we can, will we look to space for more? We altready are.
Rings may be a common feature of objects that orbit outside of Neptune. Then, there’s Haumea…
Is human hibernation possible? Really?
Climate scientists have just published two new studies outlining ways that we could use geoengineering to alter the climate, but neither is without its problems.
An analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope has revealed 20 promising worlds that might be able to host life.
NASA believes it may have an explanation for the strange formations resembling giant blades of ice on Pluto.
How does time travel function in a variety of fictional works? Check it out!
When it comes to adding years of adult life, we’ve barely moved the needle. But that may be about to change — in part because of one very chilly fish.
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In a study published in Nature Astronomy this week, astronomers announced that they’d finally been able to observe Jupiter’s southern x-ray hot spot in detail using data from the XMM-Newton and Chandra space observatories in 2007 and 2016. Surprisingly, Jupiter’s x-ray hot spots weren’t exactly in synch across the hemispheres. Source: Jupiter’s strange, pulsating auroras are even more mysterious […]
A Mars city concept inspired by trees took home first prize in the architecture category of Mars City Design’s annual contest. Source: MIT Has a Radical New Design for a Martian City
Is time travel possible? Maybe…
How does a gas giant form near a dwarf star? What does it take to build a gas giant? Building models of planet formation and studying exosolar systems have both provided us with some hints. But there’s a small but growing list of cases where the two of these approaches disagree about what’s possible. A new […]
Astronomers track asteroids and comets in space near Earth, and some are unfathomably far away in the outer solar system. However, scientists may have spotted the first such object from someplace even more distant–another solar system. Source: Astronomers Discover Extra-Solar Object Zipping Through the Solar System – ExtremeTech