This illustration depicts two neutron stars colliding. As they merge, the stars eject material into space at 10 to 50 percent the speed of light. Mergers of these kinds of stars are thought to be..
A depiction of how the five aligned planets would be visible to the naked eye from January 20 until February 20 2016Museum Victoria/Stellarium If you’re a morning person, head outside over the next month for..
There are about 20,000 known pieces of space debris are currently orbiting the Earth.It all begins in 1957 when the Soviet Union launches Sputnik, a 58.5-centimeter-wide ball emitting radio pulses. A piece of the rocket..
This is what the entire known Universe looks like in a single image Created by musician and artist Pablo Carlos Budassi, the image is based on logarithmic maps of the Universe put together by Princeton University researchers,..
Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion suns before their food crumbles into stars, research shows
Black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the sun before losing the discs of gas they rely on to sustain themselves, according to research at the..
We all know that Earth is old, really really old. Over four and a half billion years old. It’s hard to put into perspective just how old it is.Well, Business Insider has done a pretty..
What happens to your body in space? NASA’s Human Research Program has been unfolding answers for over a decade. Space is a dangerous, unfriendly place. Isolated from family and friends, exposed to radiation that could..
What happens when a star gets too close to a black hole? Recent observations from Earth-orbiting observatories of an event dubbed ASASSN-14li, in a distant galactic center, appears to be giving one star’s harrowing story. Although angularly unresolved, variations..
The distribution of galaxies as mapped by various Australia, US and European survey teams. In total we have mapped the locations of over 4million galaxies that can be used to study the evolution of mass,..
What if your doctor told you that your weight is somewhere between 100 and 400 lbs.? With any ordinary scale every patient can do better at home. Yet, one patient can’t: the Milky Way. Even..