Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision

Artist's impression of two black holes merging.

An international team of scientists have detected ripples in space and time, known as gravitational waves, from the biggest known black-hole collision that formed a new black hole about 80 times larger than the Sun – and from another three black-hole mergers.The Australian National University (ANU) is playing a lead

Sun sets on Dawn spacecraft’s asteroid belt mission

Artist's concept showing Dawn arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres

After 11 years exploring the asteroid belt, NASA's Dawn mission has come to the end. On Monday, the space agency confirmed that all contact has been lost with the deep space probe after it failed to make two scheduled communications with the Deep Space Network (DSN) on October 31 and

First Bose-Einstein Condensate Created In Space

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An international team of physicists reports that they have successfully produced a Bose-Einstein condensate in space for the first time. In the study published this past week in Nature, the group describes how they created a small device capable of producing a Bose-Einstein condensate, attached it to a rocket, and the

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