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‘Interstellar’ wormholes likely to exist, but can we travel through them? ‘Interstellar’ wormholes likely to exist, but can we travel through them?

Wormholes, or tunnels through space-time enabling travel from one universe to another, as in the movie Interstellar likely do exist, but traveling through them may be impossible...

Scientists unlock secret to magnetic field’s on alien world Scientists unlock secret to magnetic field’s on alien world

For the first time scientists have deduced the strength of a magnetic field on an alien world. A team lead by planetary scientist Kristina Kislyakova analyzed the effects of stellar winds on the catchily named HD 209458b...

Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes Bizarre light in deep space may be collision of supermassive black holes

According to a statement from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the agency’s Swift satellite has observed a bizarre light source in the dwarf galaxy Markarian 177, 90 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major...

Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together Scientists stunned to find cluster of quasars aligned perfectly together

Researchers studying 93 quasars, or active galactic nuclei, were stunned to discover that their rotation axes and the supermassive black holes at their centers align with one another...

Black hole vs. binary star system showdown surprises scientists Black hole vs. binary star system showdown surprises scientists

A mysterious cloud of hydrogen gas dubbed G2 recently surprised astronomers by coming within 30 billion km of the super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy and managing to not be pulled into it...

Giant telescope snaps unprecedented photo of planets being born Giant telescope snaps unprecedented photo of planets being born

According to a statement from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has captured a remarkable high resolution image of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk...

‘Fireball’ seen falling from sky on Monday has annoyed some scientists ‘Fireball’ seen falling from sky on Monday has annoyed some scientists

As reported by Space.com, the skies over the United States were set ablaze by three fireballs on Monday, November 3...

Enormous object at Milky Way’s center is finally identified Enormous object at Milky Way’s center is finally identified

G2 is a mysterious object in the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. It has been postulated that G2 is an immense cloud of hydrogen gas on course to be devoured by Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way’s center...

Search for Earth-like planets made difficult by zodiacal light in imaging Search for Earth-like planets made difficult by zodiacal light in imaging

Zodiacal light appears in Earth’s night skies at the conclusion of twilight or just prior to dawn. This diffuse glow is generated by the reflection of sunlight off of hot dust particles in our solar system...

Researchers obtain most accurate measurement of cosmic microwave polarization Researchers obtain most accurate measurement of cosmic microwave polarization

A team of 70 cosmologists operating under the name POLARBEAR has obtained the most accurate measurement yet of cosmic microwave polarization through use of a telescope in Chile's Atacama desert...