Space & Exploration

Mysterious tiny black hole flashes like a strobe

Mysterious tiny black hole flashes like a strobe

An international team of astronomers filmed a small, flashing black hole in our Milky Way using unique, specialized high-speed cameras. The stellar black hole feeds on material from a nearby star and flashes hundreds of times per second. The researchers publish their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Letters.

Scientists claim that planet 9 could actually be a primordial black hole with a diameter of just a few centimeters

Scientists claim that planet 9 could actually be a primordial black hole with a diameter of just a few centimeters

A recently published paper suggests that it is possible that planet 9 is actually a tiny black hole.

Why microbes and not humans should be the first 'Earthly pioneers' to settle on Mars

Why microbes and not humans should be the first 'Earthly pioneers' to settle on Mars

Microbes should be considered as assets rather than 'serendipitous accidents' when it comes to colonizing the red planet. Scientists suggest a significant revision in space exploration philosophy.

Scientists predict a lot more interstellar objects coming our way

Scientists predict a lot more interstellar objects coming our way

Researchers weren't surprised that Oumuamua and the recently discovered interstellar comet 2l/Borisov (discovered only a few weeks ago) reached our solar system. In fact, they expect this to be the start of a very long list of interstellar guests.

Scientists successfully used self-learning neural networks to study dark matter

Scientists successfully used self-learning neural networks to study dark matter

When trying to understand the history and future of our Universe, we can't rely only on what our eyes see when we look up at the night sky.

New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

New measurements show that the universe is expanding faster than we thought

An international team of scientists has measured a new, higher value for the speed at which the universe expands. They used two massive galaxies as "gravitational lenses" to investigate the light from remote objects. The study was led by the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching in Germany.

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered the first exoplanet in a habitable zone with water in its atmosphere

Astronomers discovered water vapor in the atmosphere of super-earth K2-18b, an exoplanet that is orbiting its host star in the habitable zone. According to scientists, k2-18b might potentially be the most habitable out of all exoplanets that have been discovered up until this day. The researchers published their findings in the science journal Nature Astronomy

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Fascinating new study postulates that black holes might consist of dark energy!

Astrophysicists normally assume that huge systems like the universe, are indifferent to details of smaller systems contained within it. Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Kevin Croker and Joel Weiner) have shown that this hypothesis can fail when it comes to compact objects that remain after the collapse and explosion of huge stars.

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

The Spaceline: an Elevator From the Earth to the Moon

Space elevators are a fascinating concept as they will bring down the cost of space travel enormously. If we really want space travel to become available for the masses in the future we should invest in this concept. Two astronomers recently proposed a new concept building on the idea of a space elevator called a spaceline. Enjoy this curated article on the subject:

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Moon rocks could help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

When it comes to the origin of life on Earth and how it has evolved over time there are still a lot of questions in our mind. It turns out that the moon could play a key role in solving a lot of the mysteries.