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Colliding Black Holes

Image Credit: NASA/CXC/A.Hobart Black holes are some weird objects. Their hallmark is having a gravitational pull so strong that light can’t even escape it.

The Planet With Four Suns (& How You Can Help Find Similar Extrasolar Planets)

Tatooine (From the ‘Star Wars’ series) Scientists are always pushing the boundaries in hopes of discovering something truly cutting edge in every sense of the term.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/17/14 – NGC 5965 & NGC 5963

Image Credit: Stephen Leshin These galaxies, known as NGC 5965 and NGC 5963, are located in the constellation Draco.

This Device Can Charge Your Phone in 30 Seconds:

Image via StoreDot If you’re like me, you have been on more than one road trip where you forgot to carry along your car charger.

Mass Producing Blood: Scientists Make First Artificial Red Blood Cells

Photo via Alamy Most of us are probably familiar with Red Cross Blood Drives. In fact, you probably know someone who, at some point in their life, needed a blood transfusion.

A Wide-field View of The Centaurus A Galaxy:

One of the best images I’ve seen in a very long time was recently released (as in, about a year ago).

Rare Genetic Mutation Makes Siblings Immune to Viruses:

Image via Peshkova on shuttershock Over the course of history, viruses have caused hundreds of millions of deaths (literally).

New Hepatitis C Treatment Has Cured 90% of Patients in 12 Weeks:

Via Getty Images Recently, scientists at the University of Texas Health Science Center announced an amazing new breakthrough: A new drug trial has been found to cure hepatitis C in 90% of patients in only a matter of weeks.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/16/14 – The Flame Nebula

Image Credit: Robert Gendler, Jan-Erik Ovaldsen In this image, ultraviolet radiation emitted from baby stars power a cosmic nebula, called the Flame nebula (I believe it more closely resembles blood pumping throughout a human heart), which can be found some 1,300 light-years from Earth (in the constellation of Orion).

Does the Universe Have a Center?

Image via NASA The Big Bang was the explosion that started it all. Explosions have centers. Therefore our universe has a center, right?

The Netherlands Installs Amazing Glow-in-the-Dark Road:

Image via Studio Roosegaarde Many individuals have a hard time seeing road lines in the dark, even in the best of conditions.

Physical Consequences of Light-speed Travel:

Question: “If we were able to build a spaceship that could travel at the speed of light, what would be the physical consequences?

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/15/14 – Heart of the Tarantula Nebula

Image Credit: NASA/ESA This is an up-close look at the Tarantula nebula (also known as 30 Doradus or NGC 2070): a large celestial region that is located more than 170,000 light-years away.

Sir Roger Penrose: An Alternate Theory of the Big Bang?

Image of the history of the big bang According to the current widely-accepted theory dealing with the inception of our universe, at some point, some (roughly) 13.7 billion years ago, everything that is, was, and will ever be, was packed into a tight little package.

How & Where to Watch Tonight’s “Blood Moon” Lunar Eclipse:

Image via NASA Tonight, those of us in North America will have front seats to one of the most amazing views that Earth has to offer—A total Lunar eclipse.

Meet the Milky Way’s Youngest Black Hole:

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/MIT/L.Lopez et al; Infrared: Palomar; Radio: NSF/NRAO/VLA (via NASA) Our galaxy is filled with a number of strange and unique objects: hypergiant stars so large that it would take 70 quadrillion Earths to fill them, supermassive black holes that swallow entire star systems, a plethora of massive gas giants (hot-Jupiters) that can have orbital periods measured in hours, as opposed to days or years.

What Earth Objects are Visible from Space?

Earth via NASA It’s a myth that has persisted for years: the Great Wall of China is the only man-made object that you can see from the Moon without assistance. Even if you haven’t heard this myth, I’m sure you’ve often wondered what the Earth looks like from a distance.

Black Holes and Revelations: Could the Star Trek Wormhole Really Exist?

Black hole (image via NASA/Joe Bergeron) The great artists of science fiction have always possessed a pretty impressive capacity to dream about the world that we *could* live in.

Napping Linked to Increased Risk of Death:

Image via Alamy We all like a good nap; however, a recent study has linked daytime napping to increased risk of death.

Astronomy Photo of the Day: 04/13/14 – G306.3-0.9

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Michigan/M. Reynolds et al; Infrared: NASA/JPL-Caltech; Radio: CSIRO/ATNF/ATCA In today’s glance at the intricately woven canvas of the interstellar medium, we come to a baby supernova remnant that can be seen in the constellation of Centaurus, more than 26,000 light-years from Earth.