Space

Space

Astronomers Stumbled Upon A Rare Chance To Capture Just How Fast A Supermassive Black Hole Spins

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

One unlucky star brought fortune to these astronomers.

IN SPACE - JUNE 7:  In this handout from NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory, a solar large flare erupts...
Space

The Sun's Magnetic Field Starts Just Beneath the Surface, New Study Reveals

ByKiona Smith

The Sun's magnetic field, which drives solar storms and solar wind, doesn't originate deep within the Sun after all.

ALTAY, CHINA - MAY 14: The aurora borealis glows in the night sky due to the current geomagnetic sto...
Science

How To Spot A Fake Aurora Image

ByDarren Baskill and The Conversation

Auroras are incredible sights to behold — and easy images to fake. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Space

Astronomers Stumbled Upon A Rare Chance To Capture Just How Fast A Supermassive Black Hole Spins

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

One unlucky star brought fortune to these astronomers.

Space

The Sun's Magnetic Field Starts Just Beneath the Surface, New Study Reveals

ByKiona Smith

The Sun's magnetic field, which drives solar storms and solar wind, doesn't originate deep within the Sun after all.

Science

How To Spot A Fake Aurora Image

ByDarren Baskill and The Conversation

Auroras are incredible sights to behold — and easy images to fake. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Science

How Solar Storms Can Shut Down The Internet, Power Grids, And Even Tractors

ByDavid Wallace and The Conversation

Brace yourself.

Science

An Exoplanet's Huge Comet-like Tail Hides An Astronomical Secret

ByDakotah Tyler and The Conversation

WASP-69b offers astrophysicists a window into the dynamic processes that shape planets across the galaxy.

Space

A New NASA Image Captures A Trio Of Stars In A Cosmic Nursery

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

Three baby stars light up the cosmic dust that likely gave birth to them — 550 light-years away.

Space

Can Boeing's Starliner Actually Compete With SpaceX's Crew Dragon?

ByDoris Elín Urrutia

You learn a lot when you compare Boeing’s Starliner, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, and the retired Space Shuttle.

Science

A Radical New Experiment Used Synthetic Quartz To Capture Artificial Heat

ByKiona Smith

The novel feat shows that channeling enough solar energy can generate industrial-grade heat.

Space

The Webb Telescope Found A Lava Planet with a Carbon Dioxide Atmosphere

ByKiona Smith

55 Cancri e is a terrible place, but at least its atmosphere isn't actually vaporized rock.

Science

This Wild, Believable Theory Suggest AI Is Blocking Us From Alien Contact

ByMichael Garrett and The Conversation

What if AI represents a formidable bottleneck in the development of all civilizations, one so challenging that it thwarts their long-term survival?