What are the Different Masses of the Planets?

The planets of our Solar System differ considerably when it comes to their respective masses, even more so than their…

5 years ago

Can We Now Predict When A Neutron Star Will Give Birth To A Black Hole?

New research has shed light on what the maximum amount of mass a neutron star can achieve before it collapses…

6 years ago

Could We Terraform a Black Hole?

Is there any possible way to take a black hole and terraform it to be a place we could actually…

6 years ago

How Massive Can Black Holes Get?

We talk about stellar mass and supermassive black holes. What are the limits? How massive can these things get? Without…

6 years ago

Could We Make Artificial Gravity?

It's a staple of scifi, and a requirement if we're going to travel long-term in space. Will we ever develop…

6 years ago

What if a Black Hole Met an Antimatter Black Hole?

Would shooting a black hole into an antimatter black hole destroy them both? (more…)

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 370: The Kaufmann–Bucherer–Neumann Experiments

One of the most amazing implications of Einstein's relativity is the fact that the inertial mass of an object depends…

7 years ago

What is the Smallest Star?

We've talked about the biggest stars, but what about the smallest stars? What's the smallest star you can see with…

7 years ago

Playing Marbles With The Planets

We've all seen charts showing the relative sizes of planets and moons compared to each other, which are cool to…

8 years ago

New Technique Puts Exoplanets on the Scale

Astronomers constantly probe the skies for the unexpected. They search for unforeseen bumps in their data — signaling an unknown…

8 years ago