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For the first time, you can see what a black hole looks like

This image reveals the black hole at the center of Messier 87, a massive galaxy in the nearby Virgo galaxy cluster. The black hole resides 55 million light-years from Earth and has a mass 6.5 billion times that of the sun. Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. At last, we can see it: a black hole in the flesh. Astronomers today revealed that they have taken a picture of a gargantuan b

Get Ready For The ‘Super Snow Moon’, The Biggest And Brightest Super Moon Of 2019

Stargazers in search of their next lunar fix are gonna be in for a treat next week, as a 'super snow moon' is forecast to be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019. Huzzah! Normally 19 February is no date to get excited for - winter's lingering, we're still having to at least pretend to hold up our health-based New Year's Resolutions and Valentine's Day has just sucked the life out of us o

Asteroid as Powerful as 50 Megaton Nuke May Slam Into Earth in 2023 – NASA

A large asteroid that could someday be headed directly for Earth would pack a tremendous impact force 1,500 times that of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs combined, the newspaper Express warned. The British daily cites NASA sources as claiming that the space rock, measuring nearly 700 feet across, could have a staggering 62 different potential impact trajectories with Earth with each of th

It’s Official: Astronomers Have Discovered another Earth

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope discovered an Earth-like planet circling a nearby star within the Goldilocks zone of our galaxy. Kepler-186f is around 500 light-years from Earth in the Cygnus constellation. The habitable zone, also identified as the Goldilocks zone, is the area around a star within which planetary-mass objects with enough atmospheric pressure can sustain liquid water at their surf

24 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Cold It Is In America Right Now

Extreme weather events are becoming more and more common, with records shattered down under during Australia's recent heatwave, and now, at the opposite end of the spectrum, the 'polar vortex' bearing down on Midwestern U.S. The polar vortex is a band of strong winds, high up in the atmosphere that keeps bitterly cold air locked around the Arctic region. Sometimes, like this year, it can drift

Blood moon: This Sunday you can experience a rare ‘Super Wolf Blood Moon’

This weekend half of the world will be able to witness a spectacular ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon‘ total lunar eclipse (a mouthful, we know), according to reports. Forbes claim that Sunday night is the night to turn your eyes to the sky if you live in North and Central America, whereas for South America and large parts of Europe, the spectacle will occur in the early hours of Monday morning. F

Elon Musk Plans To Give The Entire Planet Free Wi Fi, Here Is How He Will Do It

Elon Musk, despite all the controversies surrounding him, is a genius and a true businessman par excellence. One of his many attempts is obviously his famous and often-criticised idea of Martian travel, which he maintains will soon be a thing. Another of his projects has always been something that has been attempted before, in an ill-fated attempt by Facebook, among others: the quest of providing

When You Die You Actually KNOW You’re Dead Because Your Brain Still Works For A While

When you die you know you're dead because the brain keeps functioning and you know what's happening around you, chilling new research suggsts. Medical experts have long debated what happens when a person dies, with anecdotal evidence of bright lights or sensations, and films such as Flatliners exploring the unknown. But a study suggests a person's consciousness keeps working after their heart sto

Astronomers Capture the Sharpest Image yet of a Monster Galaxy 12.4 Billion Light Years Away

Looking back 13-billion years into our universe's past, a group of scientists first discovered the monster COSMOS-AzTEC-1 galaxy using the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope in Hawai'i and later followed up with observations using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT) in Mexico and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile. What they found was astonishing: not only was this g

Amazing Photos Show Huge Crater Filled With Ice On Mars

We might not be about to have a White Christmas down here on Earth but there is certainly going to be one on Mars by the looks of it. A high-resolution camera called the Mars Express, operated by the European Space Agency, has discovered a gigantic crater on the red planet that is 50km wide and filled with ice. The crater in question is called the Korolev crater and it sits in Mars' northe

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