Three images of Jupiter show the gas giant in three different types of light — infrared, visible, and ultraviolet. The image on the left was taken in infrared by the Near-InfraRed Imager […]
Scientists from John Hopkins find a material for quantum computing.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
Astronomers find a third type of supernova and explain a mystery from 1054 AD.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
America's Space Force has acquired a horse for an important mission.
A new study shows white dwarf stars create an essential component of life.
This five-image composite shows the Crab Nebula as viewed in different wavelengths of light. The purple X-rays reveal short-wavelength radiation; the cooler, redder colors trace out longer wavelength, lower-temperature material. […]
In April of 2017, all 8 of the telescopes/telescope arrays associated with the Event Horizon Telescope pointed at Messier 87. This is what a supermassive black hole looks like, where […]
The scale of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (blue box) versus the field of view of the Nancy Roman Telescope (orange boxes). Each of Roman’s 18 independent viewing instruments is […]
The Giant Magellan Telescope, as it will appear at night upon completion. As humanity works together to build the newest generation of ground-based optical telescopes, with diameters between 25 and […]
When two black holes merge, a significant portion of their mass can get converted into energy in one very short time interval. When this occurs for supermassive black holes, they […]
The animal we fear most? Spiders.
America continues to tread water in healthcare and education while other countries have enacted reforms to great effect.
An artist’s illustration of a world that would be classified as a rocky super-Earth. If you’re hot enough to boil off the atmosphere of a large planet, you can wind […]
Venus, in many ways, is the planet most similar to Earth in the Solar System. With a comparable mass and radius, it may have been watery, wet, and as similarly […]
If you set up a quantum system where the outcome then determines something macroscopic, like the life or death of a cat in a box, you might intuit that this […]
This artist’s impression of the Nu2 Lupi planetary system shows three exoplanets. These planets, discovered by the ESA’s CHEOPS mission, range from approximately the size of Earth to about 2.5 […]
When a star passes close to a supermassive black hole, it enters a region where space is more severely curved, and hence the light emitted from it has a greater […]
Galaxy NGC 1052-DF4, as imaged here (and with globular clusters labeled and shown in the inset images), is the second of two galaxies ever discovered that are thought to be […]
This artist’s impression shows the planet K2–18b, its host star and an accompanying planet in this system. K2–18b is the first super-Earth exoplanet discovered where water is present and with […]
At the centers of galaxies, there exists stars, gas, dust, and (as we now know) black holes, all of which orbit and interact with the central supermassive presence in the […]
Researchers discover extraterrestrial origins of a chemical essential for human DNA and other cell processes.
This is an image of the planet Uranus taken by the spacecraft Voyager 2 in 1986, with its innermost ring outlined here. This iconic image of Uranus may match what […]
Inequality and racism are connected, but maybe not as much as you think.