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One of The Brightest Stars in Our Sky Is Spinning Nearly...

For the first time, astronomers have observed a fast-rotating star emitting polarised light, a phenomenon that was first predicted over 50 years ago but...

Pitch Black: Hubble Telescope Spots Dark Planet That Devours Light

NASA astronomers operating the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a pitch-black planet that appears to be 'eating' light rather than reflecting it.The exoplanet, called WASP-12b...

Pitch Black: Hubble Telescope Spots Dark Planet That Devours Light

NASA astronomers operating the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a pitch-black planet that appears to be 'eating' light rather than reflecting it.The exoplanet, called WASP-12b...

This Extremely Hot Exoplanet Is So Black It Eats Up Almost...

Exoplanet WASP-12b does not seem like a good place to go for a visit. New research has found that most of the light that...

Vikings Really Could Have Used Strange ‘Sunstones’ to Navigate The Dark...

For half a century, historians have wondered if Viking sailors travelled long distances under dense cloud cover under the guidance of a crystal called...

Cassini’s Final Moments May Be Visible From a Telescope Here on...

Early Friday morning (US time), NASA's Cassini probe will meet its doom as it becomes a streak of plutonium-laced fireworks in the clouds of...

Optical microscopy resolution revolution

I will talk about the simple but fundamental idea that allowed breaking the diffraction barrier in fluorescence microscopy as well as about MINFLUX nanoscopy,...

Strange ‘Earthquake Lights’ Accompanied Mexico’s 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake

The massive 8.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Mexico earlier this week was enough of a phenomenon on its own, but the quake also had something...

Jupiter’s Insane Auroras Are Powered by an Energy Source Nobody Can...

The more we find out about Jupiter, the more we discover it's really nothing like what we expected, and now the Jovian giant...

Look Up: A Ghostly Aurora May Be Visible in Northern US...

Thanks to an outburst from the sun on Labor Day, northern US states may be in for a light show late Wednesday night into...