Neutron stars collision creates one of the biggest explosions in the universe
When neutron stars collide they create one of the biggest explosions in the universe. Learn more about stars (besides their explosive power) on an all NEW How The Universe Works tonight at 8P.
Ripples of Gravity, Flashes of Light
More Info: http://www.caltech.edu/news/ligo-and-virgo-make-first-detection-gravitational-waves-produced-colliding-neutron-stars-80082 On Aug. 17, 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Obs...
Neutron Star Collision Simulation
Courtesy of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center CI Lab
Surprise! Unexpected Asteroid Buzzes by Earth
An asteroid discovered on Jan. 7 flew by our planet on Jan. 9 at about half the distance that the moon is from Earth
Massive, Ancient Asteroid Crater may Provide Clues to Dinosaur Extinction
Scientists digging deep into the Gulf of Mexico say they have cracked into a crater, formed some 65 million years ago after a massive asteroid struck the earth. The 33-member team of scientists from a...
Dueling black holes strange bedfellows in galaxy merger
Astronomers catch rare glimpse of two black holes left over after galaxies merge
‘Alien Megastructure’ Star Apparently Thronged By Comets
A star in a faraway solar system has caused quite a stir among astronomers. Its light fluctuates dramatically and in strange patterns, so scientists think something large and weird-shaped might be cir...
What Do You Get When Two Neutron Stars Merge?
What remnant is formed by a neutron-star merger: another neutron star? Or a black hole? The answer determines whether or not an explosion of energy is released in the form of a gamma-ray burst. The me...
Unexpected Asteroid To Zip Past Earth On Halloween
We can expect a totally different kind of trick-or-treater this coming Halloween. A rather large asteroid—discovered less than three weeks ago—is set to to fly past the Earth at a distance not seen in...
Why Humanity's Survival May Depend On Colonizing Mars
After decades of space exploration, and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of fascination?Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave o...
NASA and ESA are forming a super space team to prevent Armageddon
The American and European space agencies are teaming up to save the world, joining forces to study potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids, and how best to deflect them. The Asteroid Impact & Defle...
Asteroid Impact, Volcanism Were One-Two Punch For Dinosaurs
For 35 years, paleontologists and geologists have debated the role these two global events played in the last mass extinction, with one side claiming the eruptions were irrelevant, and the other side ...
NASA Debunks Internet Rumor of Asteroid Striking Earth Next Month
NASA was forced to speak publicly this week to settle an unfounded rumor about an imminent clash of an asteroid on Earth. Previous reports suggested that in mid to late September, it is possible that ...
A Gentle Nudge With A Nuke: Deflecting Earth-Bound Asteroids
In 2013, a small asteroid exploded in the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, Russia. The sonic boom from the event sent more than a thousand people to the hospital, mostly from flying glass from shattered w...
The U.S. Is Saving Nukes So It Can Blow Up Asteroids
The government isn't destroying older bombs on schedule, because it might need them for "planetary defense."
United Nations to Adopt Asteroid Defense Plan
Earth is not prepared for the threat of hazardous rocks from space, say astronauts who helped formulate the U.N. measures
Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary
The Cretaceous–Tertiary (K–T) boundary, is a geological signature, also referred to as the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K–Pg) boundary,, usually a thin band. It defines the end of the Mesozoic Era, and is u...
Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary - Wikipedia
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion (Japanese: 新世紀エヴァンゲリオン, Hepburn: Shin Seiki Evangerion, literally "Gospel of a New Century"), commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated ...
Neon Genesis Evangelion - Wikipedia
Stellar collision
A stellar collision is the coming together of two stars, which through the force of gravity merge into one larger unit. Astronomers predict that events of this type occur in the globular clusters of o...
Stellar collision - Wikipedia