Image via fsu.edu In 2013, scientists announced the discovery of Zc(3900): the first confirmed particle made of four quarks.
Allow me to introduce you to U Camelopardalis (or U Cam): a dying, carbon-rich star found in the Camelopardalis constellation (some 1500 light-years away from Earth). U Cam, which is a star currently in the red-giant phase of stellar evolution, offers us an eerie glimpse into the future of our own Sun, when it swells into a red-giant.
You have probably heard about a trend called breatharianism, a ‘diet’ claiming that humans can sustain themselves without food and water, surviving on only light and air.
A recent study, sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, yielded encouraging results after testing a vaccine for malaria.
How has science shaped humankind’s vision for the future? Even though science is a tool (one that could have very different effects in right or wrong hands), does it have inspirational and imaginative qualities?
Image Credit: NASA Black holes are some of the most amazing structures in the universe. They are truly the tyrants of the cosmos—consuming moons, planets, stars, and entire solar systems without batting an eye.
Image Credit: NASA (larger image) This is the Sombrero Galaxy (also known as M104 or NGC 4594), it is an unbarred spiral galaxy found in the constellation Virgo (about 28-million light-years from Earth).
Illustration by Kevin Hand (JPL/Caltech), Jack Cook (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), Howard Perlman (USGS) via NASA NASA really wants to go to Europa, and anyone who knows anything about exobiology really wants NASA to go to Europa.
Image via NASA/JSC/D. Pettit Lightning storms on Earth are amazing, but nothing beats the view of a storm from miles above the Earth.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons There are several things that people often bring up when discussing obvious facts, such as the sum of two and two equaling four, the Earth traversing around the sun once a year (not everyone understands this, actually), or perhaps the shape of the Earth.
Close up view of Itokawa provided by ESO What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of an asteroid?
Image Credit: NASA This is the open cluster Trumpler 16, located about 7,500 light-years away. It drifts through the cosmos within the Carina Nebula in the constellation by the same name.
Artist rendering of an artificial gravity wheel (Credit: SPL via: BBC Future) As humans have ventured out into the great unknown, we’ve had to make some serious technological advancements.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Cal-tech (Source) This week, we’ve had several neat asteroid-centered stories First, an Apollo-class asteroid made an appearance as it passed between Earth and the Moon.
Astronaut Bruce McCandless II via NASA In this haunting image, we see a solitary astronaut, Bruce McCandless II, hovering in the inky darkness of space.
Image credit: NASA/ESA and the Hubble Heritage team, Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/108386/bright-new-supernova-blows-up-in-nearby-m82-the-cigar-galaxy/#ixzz2vHCU2VGk Supernovae are amazing phenomenon; they are also unfortunately rare.
Image Credit: Ignacio de la Cueva Torregrosa (Capturandoeluniverso, A.A.E.) There is so much pictured in this fantastically composed image, I don’t know where to begin.
Image credit: Ludovic Celle Located approximately 5,800 miles (9,400 km) from the center of Mars, or about 3,700 miles (6,000 km) above the Martian surface, Phobos - one of the two the natural satellites of Mars – orbits its parent planet from a distance shorter of that of any other known moon in our solar system.
Via VisualNews We often talk about how humans are unique—how we are special, how we are separate from all other species—and in a lot of ways, we are different.
Please, take a seat. kick back with a cold one (or add a little extra cordial in your orange juice). And let me melt your mind.