This Is What We Know About Black Holes In Advance Of The Event Horizon...

An illustration of heavily-curved spacetime, outside the event horizon of a black hole. As you get closer and closer to the mass's location, space becomes more severely curved, eventually leading to a location from within which even light cannot escape: the event horizon. The radius of that location is set by the mass of the…

The International Space Station is disgusting – BGR

The International Space Station has been home to space travelers for nearly two decades now, and with the current crew of six, there’s been a total of 59 expeditions — or, teams of astronauts from the U.S., Russia, and other countries — since it was put into service. With so many human bodies moving in…

Climate change: European team to drill for ‘oldest ice’ in Antarctica – BBC News

Image copyright Laurent AUGUSTIN/CNRS Image caption The original EPICA project drilled an 800,000-year-old ice core between 1996 and 2005 An ambitious project to retrieve a continuous record of Earth's atmosphere and climate stretching back 1.5 million years is officially "go".A European consortium will head to Antarctica in December to begin the process of drilling deep…

Scientists build a machine to quantum superposition of possible futures – Phys.org

Unlike classical particles, quantum particles can travel in a quantum superposition of different directions. Mile Gu, together with researchers from Griffith harnessed this phenomena to design quantum devices that can generate a quantum superposition of all possible futures. Credit: NTU, Singapore. In the 2018 movie Avengers: Infinity War, a scene featured Dr. Strange looking into…

Astronomers Discover a Giant Object in the Cygnus Constellation – SciTechDaily

Brazilian researchers have identified robust signs of the existence of a giant object in the Cygnus constellation orbiting a binary system of a live star and a white dwarf (image: Leandro Almeida) In the past three decades, almost 4,000 planet-like objects have been discovered orbiting isolated stars outside the Solar System (exoplanets). Beginning in 2011,…

A New ‘State’ of Matter Can Be Solid And Liquid at The Same Time...

MICHELLE STARR 9 APR 2019 Matter takes many shapes, but most of us are familiar with the basic three states - solid, liquid, and gas. Now, for the first time, scientists have discovered that it's possible for matter to exist in two of these states at once. Specifically, the metal potassium can be a solid…

Spacewalking Astronauts Battle Stuck Panel, Wrangle Cables on Space Station – Space.com

NASA astronaut Anne McClain (left) and Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques (right) conducted a 6.5-hour spacewalk on April 8, 2019. (Image: © NASA) Two spacewalking astronauts completed their work on time today (April 8), despite a stubborn panel on the International Space Station that added several minutes of troubleshooting to their tasks.NASA astronaut Anne…

Rocket Lab unveils Photon smallsat bus – SpaceNews

by Jeff Foust — April 8, 2019 The Photon satellite platform, right, is based on the kick stge of Rocket Lab’s Electron small launch vehicle. Credit: Rocket Lab COLORADO SPRINGS — After establishing a foothold in the small launch vehicle market, Rocket Lab is now planning to enter the small satellite field with a bus…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Block 5 launch debut moved to April 10 to skip storms...

SpaceX has decided to move Falcon Heavy’s commercial launch debut 24 hours to the right – from April 9 to 10 – to account for minor processing delays and dodge an unusually severe weather system currently active on the East Coast. The giant rocket – flying for the first time in its Block 5 configuration…

ISS is basically a bacteria-filled locker room, study finds – CNET

Scientists found that the same type of bacteria and fungi in gyms and offices also exist in the ISS.   Video screenshot by CNET Germs that exist in gyms apparently also hang out on the International Space Station. A diverse population of bacteria and fungi -- similar to the ones found in hospitals, gyms and…

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