A star doomed to be swallowed by a black hole provides a neat test for relativity theory
There are ways out of the gravitational death grip of a black hole — but it’s not easy
A good look at a night sky in a remote place like a desert can be jaw-dropping. It’s hard to imagine more stars could be packed even into so vast an expanse of sky. But the view from Earth — a planet orbiting a relatively …
New findings by a venerable NASA orbiter reveal a new dimension to Martian weather systems
A cunning study of geology, shells and ancient magnetism offers clues to a long-ago extinction
High winds can be enough of a problem here on Earth — a fact we’re learning anew as Hurricane Isaac fades into history and Hurricane Leslie stirs to life. As it happens, a stiff wind in space shouldn’t be overlooked either. So-called galactic winds, which are primarily photons shed from massive stars but sometimes also include …
It’s not just science fiction. NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope has found evidence of multiple planets orbiting a binary star system.
Barreling in from space at 13,000 mph before stopping a mere 25 feet above the ground would make anyone want to catch their breath, and NASA’s Curiosity rover is no exception. Now that the “Seven Minutes of Terror” is …
The rover pulls off an improbable landing — and fires up its instruments for two years of research
Touching down on another planet has never been easy, but the Curiosity rover takes it another step.