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Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black hole.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.31.18
the final countdown

Astronomers Snap the Most Detailed Image of an Alien Star Yet

Life comes at you fast when you are a red supergiant star.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
Space

The World's Largest Telescope Is Being Built So We Can Finally Find Aliens

A video touting the ELT says it's the biggest telescope currently under construction and could be the first to spot aliens.
Beckett Mufson
5.31.17
Interstellar Travel

Pretend You’re Anywhere But Here in These TRAPPIST-1 Concept Videos

Experience everyone’s new favorite solar system in VR.
Becky Ferreira
2.23.17
discoveries

There'd Better Be Some Goddamn Aliens in This Solar System Loaded With Earth-Sized Planets

A newly discovered seven-planet system is our “best bet” for finding life.
Bryson Masse
2.22.17
View My Own

In Darker Times, We Can Always Escape to 'Morrowind'

The third game in The Elder Scrolls series offers respite from a grim reality.
Jenn Wright
2.3.17
ALIENS

Massive Telescope Will Be Upgraded to Study the Nearest Exoplanets to Earth

Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.17
videos

Start Rolling Your Blunts: Spherical Planetarium Videos Are Here

Pair these videos with some spacedub made from ripples in the curvature of spacetime, and send your mind to the stars.
Samantha Cole
1.6.17
Space

Watch This White Dwarf Mercilessly Wail On Its Red Dwarf Friend

“We realised we were seeing something extraordinary the more we progressed with our observations.”
Becky Ferreira
7.31.16
nasa

Check Out These Images of Jupiter’s Glowing Cloud Layers

The new images give us a sneak peek at what Juno will witness as it orbits the gas giant.
Amy Thompson
6.27.16
Gaming

Two Years On, 'Elder Scrolls Online' Is Finally Kinda Like 'Skyrim'

Upcoming patch removes levels, alliance restrictions, and possibly breathes new life into ZeniMax Online's MMORPG.
Leif Johnson
6.12.16
Space

This Is What the Most Powerful Ground Telescope on Earth Will Look Like

The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) lives up to its name in a new concept animation.
Becky Ferreira
6.5.16
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