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Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Human Skin More Protected from Space Radiation

Earth is a radiation cocoon. Inside that cocoon, the atmosphere and the magnetosphere keep us mostly safe from the Sun's…

3 months ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

2 years ago

X-Rays Are Coming From The Dark Side of Venus

A new study takes a look at observational evidence obtained about Venus during its 2012 transit of the Sun, which…

4 years ago

How Bad Can Solar Storms Get?

Our Sun regularly pelts the Earth with all kinds of radiation and charged particles. Just how bad can these solar…

5 years ago

Moonlight Is a Many-Splendored Thing

"By the Light of the Silvery Moon" goes the song. But the color and appearance of the Moon depends upon the particular set…

6 years ago

NASA’s NuSTAR Scans the Sun with X-ray Vision

What if you had x-ray vision like Superman? Or if those funny-looking glasses they advertised in comic books in the 60s…

6 years ago

The Physics Behind “Interstellar’s” Visual Effects Was So Good, it Led to a Scientific Discovery

While he was working on the film Interstellar, executive producer Kip Thorne was tasked with creating the black hole that…

6 years ago

Stars Boil Before They Blow Up, Says NuSTAR

Supernovas are some of the most energetic and powerful events in the observable Universe. Briefly outshining entire galaxies, they are…

7 years ago

Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole is a Sloppy Eater

Like most galaxies, our Milky Way has a dark monster in its middle: an enormous black hole with the mass…

7 years ago

X-ray Burst May Be the First Sign of a Supernova

GRB 080913, a distant supernova detected by Swift. This image merges the view through Swift's UltraViolet and Optical Telescope, which…

8 years ago