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Here’s How That First Black Hole Image Actually Confirms Einstein’s Theory...

Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange, given that no-one has ever actually seen one...

Gene-Hacked Bacteria Are Making Spider Silk So Strong It Could Build...

Scientists have figured out how to genetically alter bacteria to churn out super-strong spider silk.Pound for pound, spider silk is much stronger than steel,...

See the first supermoon on the spring equinox in 19 years

Assuming spring showers stay at bay, sky-watchers in the Northern Hemisphere will get to see a cosmic triple play on March 20, as a...

How to see the last ‘blood moon’ eclipse of the decade

In a few nights, sky-watchers across the Americas will have a front-row seat to a rare cosmic event, as three lunar phenomena converge to...

Have Aliens Found Us? A Harvard Astronomer on the Mysterious Interstellar...

On October 19, 2017, astronomers at the University of Hawaii spotted a strange object travelling through our solar system, which they later described as...

Russian Startup Wants to Put Ads in Low-Earth Orbit to Ruin...

Will there be no end to people trying to muck up the night sky? Around this time last year it was a disco ball...

Astronomers may have finally seen a star become a black hole

As dinosaurs stomped across ancient Earth more than 200 million years ago, a massive star was entering its death throes. The resulting cosmic explosion...

China Makes History by Landing a Probe on The Far Side...

It's another momentous day in the history of space exploration: the China National Space Administration (CNSA) has reportedly just landed its Chang'e-4 rover on...

China just landed on the far side of the moon: What...

Leading up to the historic touchdown, details on Chang'e-4's landing were few and far between. CNSA is notoriously secretive; the last update offered was...

Dueling eclipses, and more top sky-watching events in January

The new year starts off with a bang thanks to 2019's best celestial fireworks show, followed by eye-catching planetary encounters and an eerie wolf...