New NASA data reveals many of Jupiter’s hidden secrets

It’s a trove of valuable data, but we’re still just scratching the surface.

The Sun is slowly losing mass as it ages, weakening its grip on the planets

Are you breaking up with us, Sun?!

The Power of Gravity and Its Capabilities

I don’t think you understand the gravity of this subject.

Physicists report new, solid observation of gravitational waves

It’s pretty much official now: we have gravitational waves.

Gravity map reveals Martian crust might be lighter than we thought

Mars may be more porous than we thought.

A flat-earther brought a spirit level on a plane to prove the Earth is flat. Yeah…

It’s seriously unacceptable.

Astronomers discover the first “middleweight” black hole

Many more might be lurking in the galaxy.

Pluto’s ‘heart’ might be filled with an ocean of liquid water

Pluto shares some love.

Too big to orbit: Jupiter is so massive it doesn’t actually orbit the Sun

They actually take one another for a spin.

The moon’s phases affect rainfall, says first-of-its-kind study

The moon does more than cause tides and delight lovers – according to a new study, it can also affect how much rainfall falls down on the ground.

How fire burns in zero gravity

In space, of course, you can’t have any fires because there isn’t any oxidizer (i.e. oxygen) to sustain the combustion process. Inside a spacecraft or in the International Space Station, however, things are a bit different. Inside you have the same air mixture as on Earth, but because gravity is millions of times smaller an open flame behaves significantly different.

Most detailed Map of the Seafloor yet exposes Thousands of New Mountains

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has released a new map of the world’s seafloor – the first in nearly 20 years – which exposes new terrain, including thousands of mountains. The unprecedented detail was attained using radar satellites that captures gravity measurements of the ocean seafloor. Armed with this more precise understanding of what lies beneath the world’s

Gravity waves laid to dust: when scientists get way ahead of themselves

Nobel prizes, international press coverage, awards – these were all promises and cheers thrown about all over the web after a team of physicists trumpeted during a conference at Harvard that they’ve made one of the biggest discoveries in science: gravity waves. Some theories claim that these waves were generated brief moments following the Big Bang, and a team of researchers

Still hot inside the Moon? Earth gravity creating a hot layer

Scientists have indirectly demonstrated the existence of a hot layer surrounding the Moon’s core, through seismic and deformation studies. This layer is created by the gravity exerted by the Earth on the Moon and can provide valuable information regarding the evolution of the Earth-Moon system.

Our Universe may be just a Hologram, complex simulations show

In a black hole, Albert Einstein’s theory of gravity clashes with quantum physics; for decades, scientists have tried to find a way to bridge the cap between these monumental theories, but so far, they simply seem irreconcilable. But the conflict could be solved if our Universe were in fact a holographic projection. String theory, dimensions and holograms Before we start

In a Rainbow Universe, time may have no beginning

It’s one of the most alluring but hard to prove (and unlikely) theories: a Rainbow Universe. A Universe in which time simply stretches back indefinitely, without a big bang to start things off, simply with no beginning – something pretty hard to fathom. The name comes from the so-called Rainbow Gravity; basically gravity’s effects on spacetime are felt differently by

NASA study of the Moon’s gravity offers better precision for future space flight

NASA’s GRAIL mission had been studying the Moon’s gravitational field for 9 months, with great results – they have discovered the massive regions which cause irregularities in the Moon’s gravitational field, making it uneven. Planetary gravitational fields The Earth, the Moon, and pretty much all planets have irregular gravitational field – first of all because they aren’t perfectly spherical, and

How to brush your teeth in space [VIDEO]

There are a number of daily chores, activities and trifles that require a distinct amount of care and attention when in space that are inversely proportional to the care the same activities require back on Earth. In a recently released video Chris Hadfield, the commander of the Expedition 35 crew now living aboard the International Space Station (ISS), explains just how astronauts

Ancient, long-lost continent found under the Indian Ocean

Evidence of drowned remnants of an ancient microcontinent have been found in sand grains from the beaches of a small Indian Ocean island, according to a new research. Zircons and volcanoes This evidence was found in Mauritius, a volcanic island 900 kilometres east of Madagascar which serves as an exotic destination for many tourists. Basaltic rocks from the island have

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs may have been a set of binary asteroids

The (still debated) asteroid that slammed into the Earth 65 million years ago and played a crucial role in wiping dinosaurs out, may have actually been a binary system- 2 asteroids engaged in an orbit around each other. Double trouble The surprising claim comes from analyzing the proportion of asteroid craters on Earth that were formed from binary impacts; the