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Faster! Black Hole's 'Acceleration Zone' Launches High-Speed Jets

7 November, 2017 - 10:54
New observations of black holes have revealed an "acceleration zone" that ejects jets of material from around the singularity.

Three Meteor Showers Will Light Up Skies in November

7 November, 2017 - 10:51
This month, skywatchers will be treated to three meteor showers, and the best part is you need no equipment to see the displays, except something warm to wear.

Curiosity Rover Uses Color Detectors While Climbing Ridge on Mars

7 November, 2017 - 10:49
NASA's Curiosity rover is putting its color-discerning capabilities to full use as it treads up a steep Martian ridge on lower Mount Sharp.

Q&A: Plotting U.S. Space Policy with White House Adviser Scott Pace

7 November, 2017 - 09:58
The Executive Secretary of the National Space Council discusses the Trump administration's plans to "make America great again" — in space.

What Is the Big Bang Theory?

7 November, 2017 - 09:24
The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began.

Stephen Hawking Warns: Humanity May Have Less Than 600 Years to Leave Earth

7 November, 2017 - 08:56
If humanity doesn't become a truly spacefaring species in the next five centuries or so, we may well go extinct, Stephen Hawking said, according to media reports.

First 'Star Wars' Film Celebrated in 40 New Short Stories

7 November, 2017 - 08:54
It's been 40 years since the first "Star Wars" film invaded movie theaters nationwide, and the fun is still far from over.

Mysteries of Jupiter's Dazzling Auroras Highlighted in Fascinating Video

7 November, 2017 - 08:53
Jupiter's northern and southern lights continue to dazzle — and puzzle — the scientists who study them, as highlighted in a new video from NASA.

NASA Issues Study Contracts for Deep Space Gateway Element

7 November, 2017 - 08:44
NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial element of the agency's proposed Deep Space Gateway.

US Olympic Snowboarders to Sport NASA Spacesuit-Inspired Uniforms in 2018

6 November, 2017 - 18:10
When the United States Olympic snowboard team takes to the snow in South Korea, they will be wearing uniforms appropriate for the 'giant leaps' they will perform.

First Contact Brings Klingon War into Focus in 'Star Trek: Discovery' Episode 8

6 November, 2017 - 18:00
We haven't seen enough of the Klingons in this first season, so it was great that "Discovery" once again spent a lot of time with the group following Kol — the Klingon who is uniting the various houses to fight Starfleet — and the conflict itself.

Peggy Whitson: Record-Holding Astronaut

6 November, 2017 - 17:51
Astronaut Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other American, and that is only one of the records she holds. Still active with NASA, she hopes to spend even more time in space.

Alien Planets Can Reveal Clues to Their Stars' Insides: Here's How

6 November, 2017 - 15:13
Distant planets tell all: A new analysis uses alien worlds' orbital treks to peek inside their stars.

Young Stars Hoard X-Rays in Plasma Cocoon

6 November, 2017 - 13:27
Lab experiments simulating the formation of new stars may have revealed why young stars give off much less X-ray radiation than expected, a new study finds.

Milky Way Shimmers Over Smoky Skies in Stunning View from Yosemite National Park

6 November, 2017 - 13:26
A blaze near Yosemite National Park has created smoky skies for days. The Milky Way is trying to shine above the band of smoke and dust visible from the Tunnel View of Yosemite.

Humans to Blame for Climate Change, Government Report Says

6 November, 2017 - 12:30
Humans are causing the globe to heat up, with dire consequences, according to a climate report from the Trump administration.

What Would Happen If You Played Tug-Of-War in Outer Space?

6 November, 2017 - 12:08
What would happen if you played tug-of-war in outer space? Would you be able to stand and pull with all your might, as you would on Earth, or would something entirely different happen?

Saturn Moon Enceladus' Churning Insides May Keep Its Ocean Warm

6 November, 2017 - 11:43
The mystery of why the ocean beneath the icy shell of Saturn's moon Enceladus did not freeze over long ago may now be solved.

The Closest Exoplanet Proxima b May Have Neighbors

6 November, 2017 - 11:36
Astronomers have spotted a dusty ring around the nearby star Proxima Centauri, hinting at the existence of other planets in addition to the famous Proxima b, a new study reports.

2017 Is Slated to Be in Top 3 Hottest Years of All Time

6 November, 2017 - 11:35
The year isn't over yet, but 2017 is already expected to be the second- or third-hottest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced today (Nov. 6) at the United Nations climate change conference in Bonn, Germany.