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After Swirling Around a Black Hole, Matter Just Falls Straight In

The physics surrounding black holes is just plain weird. A gravitational well so strong that not even light can escape…

23 hours ago

Soon Every Spacecraft can Navigate the Solar System Autonomously Using Pulsars

If you want to know where you are in space, you’d better bring along a map. But it’s a little…

1 year ago

Astronomers Map the Surface of a Pulsar

Using NICER data, two teams of researchers were able to map the surface of a pulsar for the first time…

4 years ago

NASA is building up a map of the entire sky seen in X-rays, line by line with its NICER experiment

Using data from the first 22 months of the NICER instruments mission, NASA has constructed a beautiful image of what…

5 years ago

NASA is Planning to Test Pulsars as Cosmic Navigation Beacons

The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) is being deployed to the ISS, and promises to yield some impressive scientific…

7 years ago

100th Blastoff from Historic Pad 39A Features SpaceX Resupply to Space Station and Land Landing June 1: Watch Live

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - The 100th blastoff from NASA’s historic pad 39A features a SpaceX Dragon resupply mission carrying…

7 years ago

NASA’s Next Exoplanet Hunter Moves Into Development

NASA's ongoing hunt for exoplanets has entered a new phase as NASA officially confirmed that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite…

10 years ago

New Exoplanet-Hunting Mission to launch in 2017

Move over Kepler. NASA has recently green-lighted two new missions as part of its Astrophysics Explorer Program. These come as…

11 years ago

New NASA Mission Hunts Down Zombie Stars

[/caption] Neutron stars have been classed as "undead"... real zombie stars. Even though technically defunct, the neutron star continues to…

13 years ago