An artist's conception of the most distant supermassive black hole ever discovered, which is part of a quasar from just 690 million years after the Big Bang. Eduardo BaA ados had three nights to spot something that might not even exist: a supermassive black hole close to the beginning of time.
We doubt the eclipse 99 years ago had such a commericial bent. But, hey, why shouldn't aviation businesses try to profit from a natural phenomenon? For the well-heeled looking for a last-minute plan to see next week's solar eclipse, a U.S. private-jet operator is offering an option for $10,000 a seat.
Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Pr... . FILE - In this Wednesday, May 25, 2011 file photo President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcome Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a reciprocal dinner at Winfield House in London.
The dimming of a sun 1,276 light years away from Earth has once again sparked a debate over whether or not aliens could be responsible for its strange behavior. Telescope operators around the world reported that the star, classified as KIC 8462852, began spontaneously dimming Thursday night, suggesting that dense formations were orbiting the star and blocking its light.
In the latest news about the continued search for Earth-like planets outside the Solar System, NASA announced today the discovery of an entire system of Earth-like exoplanets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away: Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside of the solar system. The planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light years, or some 235 trillion miles, from Earth.
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Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey studying Psyche recently detected water on it with a NASA telescope. The new findings suggest that Psyche may not have a metallic core and is likely water rich.
In 1610, astronomer Galileo Galilei began observing three of Jupiter's moons . On Jan. 7, 1942, Japanese forces began besieging American and Filipino troops in Bataan during World War II.
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