Science & Astronomy

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?
sunrise, sun shine, dawn
August 30th, 2014
What makes our sun shine has been a mystery for most of human history.
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NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Marie from Space (Photo)
Tropical Storm Marie on Aug. 28, 2014
August 29th, 2014
NASA's GOES-West satellite snapped a photo of Marie at 11:00 a.m. EDT Thursday (Aug. 28), the same day it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. Marie was about 865 miles west of Punta Eugenia, Mexico at the time.
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Is the Universe a 2D Hologram? Experiment Aims to Find Out
Scientist Works on Fermilab's Holometer Experiment
August 28th, 2014
The Holometer project, which is based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Illinois, is now operating at full power, probing the very nature of space-time itself.
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LIGO Generations (Trailer)
This artist's illustration depicts the creation of gravitational waves from two orbiting black holes as ripples in space-time. In March 2014, astronomers announced the first detection of long-sought gravitational waves, though some critics now say the fin
August 29th, 2014
Four generations of researchers are on the hunt for gravitational waves.
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How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery
Image of Pleiades Star Cluster
August 28th, 2014
A new measurement, which used quasars as bright and consistent relative-distance markers, charted the famous "Seven Sisters" star cluster at 136.2 parsecs, or 444 light-years, away from Earth.
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White Dwarfs May Hold Nuclear Trigger for Explosive Supernovas
The supernova SN 2014J is seen (inset) in this Hubble Space Telescope photo captured on Jan. 31, 2014. The supernova, which was discovered on Jan. 21, is in the M82 galaxy about 11.5 million light-years from Earth. Scientists are using the supernova to le
August 27th, 2014
Supernovas may spark from catastrophic nuclear explosions on dead white dwarfs. The scenario has long been theorized by scientists, but now direct evidence has been found.
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Film Students Play Starring Role in Stratospheric Balloon Launch (Video)
New York Film Academy Balloon Earth View
August 29th, 2014
When you think of the U.S. Air Force, the Federal Aviation Authority and the FBI, a team of starry-eyed film students may not necessarily come to mind as a potential partner for science.
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Smash! Aftermath of Colossal Impact Spotted Around Sunlike Star
Artist’s Concept of Large Impact Around Star NGC 2547-ID8
August 28th, 2014
The researchers detected a huge disk of dusty debris around a sunlike star called NGC-2547 ID8. The cloud was likely spawned when two planetary building blocks slammed into each other just two years ago or so, scientists said.
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