Saturday, January 23, 2021
Halloween is a time to be haunted by ghosts, goblins and ghouls, but nothing in the universe is scarier than a black hole.Black holes – regions in space where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape – are...
Apophis, named after the God of Chaos, could potentially hit Earth in 2068. The potential strike would be equivalent to 880 million tons of trinitrotoluene (TNT) exploding at one time.Astronomer Dave Tholen and his colleagues have confirmed the detection of...
A new test of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity has proved the iconic physicist right again — this time by re-analyzing the famous first-ever picture of a black hole , which was released in April 2019.That image of the supermassive black...
Scientists have measured the shortest unit of time ever: the time it takes a light particle to cross a hydrogen molecule.That time, for the record, is 247 zeptoseconds. A zeptosecond is a trillionth of a billionth of a second, or a...
Nyiragongo, a volcano on the border of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda, is seeing its lava lake filling at an alarming rate. Volcanologists have warned the rise in lava levels could spell disaster for nearby communities. Nyiragongo last erupted...
From the heart of a galaxy 215 million light-years away, a brilliant flash of light flared into the void of space - the last scream of light from a dying star as it veered too close and was pulled...
Located inside Yellowstone National Park, the caldera is dubbed a supervolcano due to its capability to inflict untold devastation on a global scale in the event of a supereruption. It was formed during the last three big events – the...
In physical cosmology and astronomy, dark energy is a mysterious unknown force that affects the universe. The first observational evidence for its existence came from supernovae measurements showing the universe does not expand at a constant rate, instead, it is accelerating. Measurements of the cosmic microwave...
The events of 2020 have been strange enough that some might quip they would only happen once in a blue moon. But this year will even have one of those: At the end of October, an actual, rare blue...
Over the past year, the gap between the super-rich and the rest of us has grown wider than ever before.But the difference between ordinary people and billionaires might be more than just money. Some high net worth individuals have...

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