A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes

A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes A new study by an international team shows how the physics of a black hole’s event horizon could allow us to harness limitless energy from them someday. The post A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go […]

Massive Binary Stars Huddle Up Surprisingly Quickly

Massive Binary Stars Huddle Up Surprisingly Quickly Dancing is a favorite pastime of many couples.  Swinging around a dance floor, using the laws of physics to twirl at just the right moment, and hopefully not step on any toes, is an art unto itself.  The same laws of physics that govern couples on a dance […]

The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 Meters Deep

The Largest Sea On Titan Could Be Over 300 Meters Deep The Earth’s oceans are notoriously unexplored, and stand as a monument to the difficult of exploring underwater.  But they aren’t the only unexplored seas in the solar system.  Titan’s vast collection of liquid methane lakes are another challenge facing future solar system explorers.  A […]

Astronomers unmask cosmic eruptions in nearby galaxies

Astronomers unmask cosmic eruptions in nearby galaxies A brief burst of high-energy light swept through the solar system on April 15, triggering many space-based instruments, including those aboard NASA and European missions. Now, multiple international science teams conclude that the blast came from a supermagnetized stellar remnant known as a magnetar located in a neighboring […]

The seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 seem to have very similar compositions

The seven rocky planets of TRAPPIST-1 seem to have very similar compositions The red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 is home to the largest group of roughly Earth-size planets ever found in a single stellar system. Located about 40 light-years away, these seven rocky siblings provide an example of the tremendous variety of planetary systems that likely […]

Magnetic waves explain mystery of Sun’s outer layer

Magnetic waves explain mystery of Sun’s outer layer The Sun’s extremely hot outer layer, the corona, has a very different chemical composition from the cooler inner layers, but the reason for this has puzzled scientists for decades. phys.org Go to Source

The largest-ever catalog of gravitational waves released

The largest-ever catalog of gravitational waves released One of humankind’s greatest achievements was made on 14th Sept 2015 when the first direct detection of a gravitational wave event was made using the aLIGO observatories in Washington State and Louisana in the U.S. phys.org Go to Source

The Very Large Array: Astronomical shapeshifter

The Very Large Array: Astronomical shapeshifter When the Very Large Array was completed forty years ago, it was a different kind of radio telescope. Rather than having a single antenna dish, the VLA has 27. The data these antennas gather is combined in such a way that they act as a single radio telescope. As […]

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet

Astronomers discover first cloudless, Jupiter-like planet Astronomers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have detected the first Jupiter-like planet without clouds or haze in its observable atmosphere. The findings were published this month in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. phys.org Go to Source