Category: Astrophysics

Lost in Space: Japanese Space Telescope Suffers Mysterious Fate

On February 17th, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Hitomi Space Telescope on a mission to study highly energetic events in the cosmos by looking at x-ray emissions. It successfully got to its […]

Gone in 20 Minutes: A Star Goes Supernova

For the first time ever, scientists have seen a star go supernova via visual light. The massively destructive process happened to the star KSN 2011d, a previously red giant star that was about 500 times the […]

Monster Black Hole Found

Between 25,000 and 28,000 light years away is a super-massive black hole. It weighs in at more than four million times the mass of our Sun. No matter escapes it. No light escapes it. It has […]

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves”

About 1.3 billion years ago, about 1.3 billion light years away, a black hole with a mass of 39 times that of our Sun, met a slightly smaller one with 26 times the mass of […]

Ripples in Space Time – Is a Big Announcement Coming?

UPDATE: Gravitational Waves Discovered! Albert Einstein theorized that when cosmic-level events take place, such as a supernova or two massive black holes meeting, space and time actually warp, creating gravitational waves. The Laser  Interferometer Gravitational-Wave […]