Simulations

Astronomers Calculate Which Exoplanets Are Most Likely to Have Water

Astronomers know of about 60 rocky exoplanets orbiting in the habitable zones of their stars. When they try to determine…

3 months ago

Colliding Moons Might Have Created Saturn’s Rings

If we could wind the clock back billions of years, we'd see our Solar System the way it used to…

5 months ago

Gluttonous Black Holes Eat Faster Than Thought. Does That Explain Quasars?

At the heart of large galaxies like our Milky Way, there resides a supermassive black hole (SMBH.) These behemoths draw…

6 months ago

Want Artemis to Succeed? Virtual Reality Can Help

Artemis astronauts are returning to the Moon, and they'll be following in Apollo's footsteps when they go. But things are…

12 months ago

It Would Take Hubble 85 Years to Match What Nancy Grace Roman Will See in 63 Days

A NASA-led team of researchers created a simulation that demonstrates what the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will see.

1 year ago

Ultra-Massive Black Holes: How Does the Universe Produce Objects So Massive?

Black holes are the most massive objects that we know of in the Universe. Not stellar mass black holes, not…

1 year ago

We Finally Understand how Black Holes can Release Powerful Flares

While black holes might always be black, they do occasionally emit some intense bursts of light from just outside their…

2 years ago

You Can Blow Up an Asteroid Just a few Months Before it Hits Earth and Prevent 99% of the Damage

So far, the battle between life on Earth and asteroids has been completely one-sided. But not for long. Soon, we'll…

2 years ago

Simulating the Universe a Trillionth of a Second After the Big Bang

The Big Bang remains the best way to explain what happened at the beginning of the Universe.   However, the…

3 years ago

New Supercomputer Simulations Will Help pin Down Inflation

In the very earliest moments of the big bang, the universe experienced a period of rapid expansion known as inflation.…

3 years ago