A powerful radio telescope studying the Milky Way satellite galaxy has discovered thousands of previously unknown sources of radio signals.
Ziri Yunsi, a member of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, explains how scientists managed to photograph a black hole at a distance of 55 million light-years.
Some of the greatest mysteries of cosmology are related to antimatter, but it is very difficult to study because it is extremely difficult to obtain in the laboratory. A group of physicists outlined a relatively simple new way to create antimatter, which will help to move in this direction.
Some of Stephen Hawking's theories have revolutionized our understanding of the universe. These include the process of evaporation of black holes, called Hawking Radiation, the theory of the Big Bang, as well as the paradoxical theorem on the area of a black hole. But some hypotheses of the famous physicist have not yet been confirmed, and still make scientists puzzle.
We live in an infinite universe, although it has a finite volume, scientists said and gave a simple explanation for this.
A group of astrophysicists recently used new models of neutron stars to map mountains—tiny elevations–on seemingly perfectly spherical objects.
The way the planet is tilted around its axis of rotation relative to the plane of orbit around the star — what we call the axial tilt — may be the key to the emergence of complex life.
Scientists seem to have found the answer to the question of where such riches as silver, gold or uranium, as well as such a poison as mercury, came from. These are hypernova explosions.
The World Health Organization has declared China a malaria-free zone: there has not been a single disease in the country for at least three years. Nature has published a classification of viruses: the studied viruses do not have a common ancestral species, but represent 6 different trees (realms).
Computers powered by stars can be a sure sign of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence, says Anders Sandberg from the Oxford Institute of Humanities.