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Super-Colossal Space Tail Is Way Bigger Than The Milky Way

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2015 | Science

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Back to the (Near) Future

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 10.23.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

Thirty years to the day after Doc Brown took Marty McFly to the future - I'm in a dome practicing for a trip to Mars. Sadly, we are doing this without the assistance of hoverboards (for now). Happily, our pockets are still in our pants.

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Images of Veil Nebula

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Science

NASA has released detailed images of a star that exploded approximately 8,000 years ago, and it looks like neon silk. The Veil Nebula, captured by th...

'Wet' Galactic Collisions and Grandiose Star Formation

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 09.14.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

In the observable universe, galaxies (the gravitational grouping of stars, dust, gas and dark matter) come in three main flavors: spirals, ellipticals and irregulars. Yet each flavor has its own distinguishing characteristic.

The Farthest Object in the Universe

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Scientists at Caltech have confirmed the distance of the furthest galaxy known in the Universe as of today. The light from this very early celestial comes just 570 million years after the Big Bang.

NBA's Bonner Hates 'To Make Excuses,' Blames Phone For Bad Season

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.08.2015 | Technology

That's a "stretch."

NASA Discovers Brightest Galaxy In The Universe Yet

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

Talk about brilliant! NASA says it has discovered the brightest galaxy ever seen--a super-distant collection of stars that shines with the intensi...

Astronomers Discover The Most Distant Galaxy Yet

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science

An ancient galaxy located more than 13 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Bootes has set a record as the most distant galaxy ever obs...

Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song,' And The Effect Is Relatively Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about stars and galaxies, and now his robotic voice has a starring role in a delightful cover version of the "Gal...

This Is The Fastest Star Ever Seen In Our Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

Almost a decade after its discovery, astronomers have learned that a compact star dubbed US 708 is moving faster than any other star ever observed in...

The (Not So) Curious Case of Galaxy IC 335

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 03.02.2015 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

A recent Hubble image of the galaxy IC 335 shows it to be a star-filled galaxy with a flat shape not unlike our own Milky Way. But whereas the Milky Way contains vast collections of nebulae and dust clouds, IC 335 seems to have none. A look behind the curtain gives us clues to how two similar galaxies like IC 335 and the Milky Way could turn out so differently.

Interstellar

Dwight Brown | Posted 01.05.2015 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

The script, by director/writer Christopher Nolan and his brother, writer Jonathan Nolan, doesn't let the film get off the ground, literally, for 50 minutes. It meticulously, laboriously sets up the backstory and the reason why a trip to outer space is a do-or-die mission.

Do 'In-App Purchases' Keep You Up at Night?

Suren Ramasubbu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Suren Ramasubbu

Kids are drawn like fish to water to games, especially on tablets like the iPad, Galaxy Tab and Kindle Fire. So you make sure they have fun, stay safe and learn something useful. But many parents don't realize there is another risk that can leave you with a hefty bill to pay.

Are We Alone In The Universe? 13 Theories

Tim Urban | Posted 08.17.2014 | Science
Tim Urban

Scientists estimate that there are over 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy alone -- but we've never heard anything from any of them. Here are 13 possible explanations for why.

WATCH: How Violent Collision Gave Nearby Galaxy Its Arms

natureheader | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

The Andromeda galaxy got its peculiar ring-like spiral arms in a collision with a dwarf galaxy around 900 million years ago, a computer simulation sug...

LOOK: Space Telescope Reveals Galaxy's 'Fingerprints'

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

Scientists using a European space telescope have created the best map yet of our Milky Way galaxy's magnetic field, a set of cosmic "fingerprints" th...

Huge Galaxy Cluster Is WAY Bigger Than Once Thought

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 04.07.2014 | Science

The most massive galaxy cluster ever observed in the early universe is quite a bit bigger than astronomers had thought. New measurements by NASA's H...

WATCH: Vast 'Jet' Is Longest Ever Observed

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.08.2014 | Science

A NASA X-ray telescope has detected the longest jet in the Milky Way: a corkscrew-shaped trail of high-energy particles being ejected from a speeding...

This Samsung Ad Is A Festival Of Cringe

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.23.2013 | Technology

It came in near the buzzer, but it's safe to say that Samsung may have released 2013's worst ad. The spot, titled "Are You Geared Up?", is for Sams...

U.S. Jury Orders Samsung To Pay Apple Some Serious Moolah

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Technology

(Reuters) - A U.S. jury on Thursday awarded Apple Inc $290.45 million in a damages retrial against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the latest battle in gl...

Timothy Stenovec

Samsung's New Smartwatch Leaves Door Open For Apple

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

If the wrist is indeed the next battleground for personal technology, then it's still open territory, because there's a long way to go before it's con...

WATCH: New Animation Reveals 'Nut' At Galaxy's Core

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

The best 3D map yet of the center of the Milky Way galaxy has revealed a tasty surprise: the heart of our galaxy looks like a cosmic peanut. Two in...

Samsung Galaxy Gear, Note III and More: Breaking Down 'Samsung Unpacked'

Shelly Palmer | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

Another "Samsung Unpacked" event has come and gone. The Korean electronics maker didn't disappoint this year, as it released the Galaxy Gear - the com...

The Galaxy Just Got Even More Ginormous

AP | Posted 10.19.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK (AP) — Smartphones are getting bigger as people use them more to watch movies and play games. A new one from Samsung is beyond big. ...

EXPLAINED: Why Our Black Hole Is Such A Picky Eater

| Ron Cowen | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

A strange type of star never before found near the Milky Way’s center is providing new clues about the bizarre behavior of the supermassive black ho...