Space

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The physics of solar flares could help scientists predict imminent outbursts

Space weather forecasting is a guessing game. Predictions of outbursts from the sun are typically based on the amount of activity observed...

Black hole plasma jets are shaped like bell-bottoms

Jets of high-energy plasma shooting away from supermassive black holes resemble bell-bottom pants — starting out narrow but ending with a flare....

SpaceX’s astronaut launch will mark a milestone for commercial spaceflight

For the first time, humans are poised to hurtle into Earth’s orbit on a commercial rocket. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon...

Planets with hydrogen-rich atmospheres could harbor life

Microbes can live and grow in an atmosphere of pure hydrogen, lab experiments show. The finding could widen the range of environments...

The closest black hole to Earth may have been spotted 1,000 light-years away

The closest black hole to the solar system ever spotted may be just 1,000 light-years away. This newfound dark neighbor is at...

Interstellar comet Borisov has an unexpected amount of carbon monoxide

Second visitor from the stars has three times the CO relative to H2O than any local comets Comet 2I/Borisov,...