Siberia might be one of the coldest, harshest places on Earth, but its beauty is undeniable. Indeed, it is home to some of the most spectacular natural landmarks our planet has to offer (though given the fact that winter temperatures average −6° F, or −21° C, not many people are willing to make the trek).
Our very own Milky Way could be home to a giant tunnel in spacetime. At least, that’s what the authors of a new study have proposed.
The atom, for all its smallness, is terribly complex. The emptiness of the universe: This is the kind of stuff that the early pioneers in quantum mechanics believed in.
We spend an amazing one-third of our lives asleep. But this is more than just a surprising and interesting fact.
Image Credit: Adam Block/Mount Lemmon SkyCenter/University of Arizona Found roughly 50 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Ursa Major, this is NGC 3310: a spiral galaxy with a turbulent past.
Image credit: NASA When you look up at the Milky Way on a clear, dark night, you’ll see a band of bright stars arching overhead.
Diagram of Earth’s Magnetic Field (Credit: Roen Kelly) The dying moments of an asteroid’s magnetic field have been successfully captured by researchers, in a study that offers a tantalising glimpse of what may happen to the Earth’s magnetic core billions of years from now.
Without animals we would know a lot less about space travel. They performed services no human was willing to offer.
Artist’s rendering of a very distant quasar powered by a black hole (Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser) If a black hole is Voldemort, a quasar is Sauron; Despite being concentrated in an area no larger than our solar system, one, single quasar can outshine our galaxy by a factor of 100, generating more energy in moments than the Sun ever will.
We’ve all been told that we need milk. That its calcium makes our bones strong. That it helps to prevent osteoporosis and a number of other health conditions.
Rendering of the transit (via Griffith Observatory) Our solar system boasts many strange and wonderful worlds, none of which match Jupiter in size or in strangeness.
Image Credit: R. Jay GaBany (Cosmotography.com) Meet NGC 2903: a galaxy found approximately 20 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Leo.
This animation comprises 24 montages based on images acquired by the navigation camera on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko between Nov.
The clock has been moved 2 minutes closer to midnight. Image via Getty Scientists at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists just announced that things are not looking too good for humanity or for planet Earth.
Newly identified type of bone stem cell. Credit: Laboratory of Dr. Timothy Wang Stem cells have numerous applications in medicine — such as growing organs like hearts, lungs, and recently a 10 year-old’s windpipe.
The Large Magellanic Cloud (Credit: Robert Gendler and Josch Hambsch) Once again, the High Energy Stereoscopic System, H.E.S.S., has demonstrated its excellent capabilities.
Image credit Are you unique? In your perception of the world, the answer is simple: you are different than every other person on this planet.
Image Credit: Emil Ivanov Trifid is one of the largest and most colorful parts of the galaxy, but, while the likeness is indisputable, this ain’t it.
\IGR J11014-6103 in optical, infrared and X-ray light (Credit: NASA) If there are uptight interstellar alien cops trawling through outer space, handing out speeding tickets, this pulsar would be in some serious trouble.
The European Space Agency’s Huygen probe is an amazing bit of technology. It left our little planet and touched down on another world back in 2005, just over 10 years ago (it made its landing on January 14th, 2005).