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Black Holes Have Hair?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Physicists have been puzzling over black holes for decades now, and while standard theories hold that the mysterious objects are "bald," new research ...

WATCH: Are There Black Holes In The Ocean?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

Astronomers may peer deep into the cosmos to study mysterious black holes, but would you believe there are "black holes" right here on Earth? Well,...

Did A Black Hole Spawn Our Universe?

natureheader | Zeeya Merali | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science

It could be time to bid the Big Bang bye-bye. Cosmologists have speculated that the Universe formed from the debris ejected when a four-dimensional st...

Space Telescope Spies Huge Trove Of Monster Black Holes

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies — the first major finds fo...

EXPLAINED: Why Our Black Hole Isn't Getting Much Bigger

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science

The colossal black hole at the heart of the Milky Way galaxy is a messy eater. Of all the gas that falls toward the black hole, 99 percent gets spewe...

Why UFOs Have Never Visited Earth -- and Probably Never Will

David J. Eicher | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science
David J. Eicher

What UFO proponents and sci-fi story writers too often fail to appreciate is the distance scale of the universe. It is HUGE. REALLY HUGE.

Black Hole Discovery May Help Explain Growth Of Galaxies

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

A newly discovered way to determine the spin of monster black holes could help shed light on the evolution of these bizarre objects and the galaxies ...

New Experiment Puts Einstein To Test

LiveScience | Clara Moscowitz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The speed of light is considered to be the ultimate cosmic speed limit, thanks to Einstein's special theory of relativity. But physicists aren't con...

Super-Dense Stars Reveal Their Secrets

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Scientists have uncovered a new key to understanding the strange workings of neutron stars — objects so dense they pack the mass of multiple suns i...

Giant Telescope Spies Enormous Cloud In Space

Megan Gannon | Posted 07.18.2013 | Science

Astronomers have spied a huge gas cloud being pulled like taffy around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way. Their observations...

Ginormous Black Hole Has Dusty Surprise

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.21.2013 | Science

The most detailed observations to date of the material surrounding a gigantic black hole have surprised scientists, who say what they see conflicts w...

Digital Fire: Give Us This Day Our Daily Tech

Russell C. Smith | Posted 08.19.2013 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

The Internet poses two questions to people every day: What are you wishing (searching) for right now? How much change (acceleration) can a culture end...

Obese Black Holes May Help Solve Major Astronomy Riddle

SPACE.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

Gluttonous black holes in the center of some galaxies could be precursors to the brightest objects in the known universe. A recently proposed type ...

Black Hole Bonanza Discovered In Neighboring Galaxy

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Science

Astronomers have discovered 26 new likely black holes in the neighboring Andromeda galaxy — the largest haul of black hole candidates ever found in...

WATCH: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Remixed With Funky Beat

Posted 06.04.2013 | Science

Want to hear celebrated astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson "get funky?" Just check out the YouTube video above. It takes his mind-blowing physics ...

Mysterious 'Anti-Glitch' Hits Fast-Spinning Star

Posted 05.30.2013 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/29/2013 01:14 PM EDT on SPACE.com One of the strongest magnets in the universe, a magnetar, is unexpectedly ca...

Giant Black Hole Snacks On Colossal Gas Cloud

Posted 05.08.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/08/2013 08:25 AM EDT on SPACE.com The huge, hot mess of cosmic gas that feeds the colossal black hole at the cente...

WATCH: 'Eye-Wateringly Bright' Star Explosion Breaks Record

Posted 05.07.2013 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 05/06/2013 05:49 PM EDT on SPACE.com Two NASA space telescopes have captured what appears to be the most powerful sta...

Hunt For Elusive 'Gravity Waves' Heats Up

Posted 05.03.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 05/02/2013 02:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com In the next five years or so, scientists are poised to discover proof that spa...

Scientists Downplay 'Dark Lightning' Danger

Posted 04.10.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 04/10/2013 08:07 AM EDT on LiveScience "Dark lightning" that is almost invisible wit...

Red Dwarf Races Around Black Hole At Record-Breaking Speed

Posted 04.01.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 03/31/2013 11:04 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have spotted a star in our galaxy that races around a black hole at ...

Quasars' Anniversary Spotlights Its Mystery

| Posted 03.17.2013 | Science

By John Matson Fifty years ago, in the journal Nature, astronomer Maarten Schmidt published a brief paper noting that a star-like object known as 3...

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: Top Science Stories Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 03.02.2013 | Science

A supermassive black hole's speed of rotation, the jaw of a prehistoric predator, and brain-to-brain communication are just a few of the top science s...

Mysterious 'Structure' Spotted In Monster Black Hole

Posted 03.01.2013 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 02/28/2013 02:17 PM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers studying an unusual black hole system have spotted a never-before...

Ultrafast Stars Observed Rocketing Through Galaxy

Posted 02.20.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose Published: 02/20/2013 08:01 AM EST on SPACE.com Six speedy stars rocketing through space at up to 2 million miles per hour were li...