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Hubble Telescope Captures Image of the Farthest Star Ever Seen

Gravitational lensing has become a remarkably handy tool, as astronomers are refining and enhancing the ways they can use what has been called “nature’s telescope” to find...

Sunrise in 7 billion years: Red Giant Sun

In approximately 5 billion years, the sun will begin the helium-burning process, turning into a red giant star. When it expands, its outer layers...

Sunrise in 7 billion years: Red Giant Sun

In approximately 5 billion years, the sun will begin the helium-burning process, turning into a red giant star. When it expands, its outer layers will consume Mercury...

4 Crazy Things About Quantum Physics That Everyone Should Know

Quantum mechanics is the body of scientific laws that describe the wacky behavior of photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the...

4 Crazy Things About Quantum Physics That Everyone Should Know

Quantum mechanics is the body of scientific laws that describe the wacky behavior of photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the universe. Quantum mechanics...

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy’s Black Hole

Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months off,...

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy’s Black Hole

Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few...

There is no “Fourth” dimension

Okay, here's the thing. There is no fourth dimension. Mind not blown by that? How about this - there is no third dimension either. Before you...

There is no “Fourth” dimension

Okay, here's the thing. There is no fourth dimension. Mind not blown by that? How about this - there is no third dimension either....

A Pulsar Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

A star has vanished from the telescopes of the radio astronomers due to the space-time warp it produces as it orbits. The vanishing star...

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