Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their centre, where light and matter cannot escape, making it extremely hard to get images of them.
The finding was the latest indication that making brains resistant to the unrelenting changes of older age might depend less on interfering with specific disease processes and more on trying to restore the brain’s environment to something closer to its youthful state.
The UK Space Energy Initiative was launched last year to explore options to develop a space-based solar plant.
Here are the full details of all six crew members who will be part of Blue Origin's NS-21 mission.
Magnetic reversals are likely to be common events in the cosmos, with geological records showing the Earth's field unpredictably reversing a few times every million years.
Here is how researchers used over 16,000 photographs from two cameras to create models of a cave art in a cavern in Alabama, whose location is a tightly-guarded secret.
The number of pathogens jumping from one mammal species to another related species will only increase in the years to come, suggests a new report.
A black widow binary is a unique system that consists of a pulsar that is circling and slowly consuming a smaller companion star.
If all goes smoothly, the Crew Dragon craft, dubbed Endurance, will parachute into the sea off the coast of Florida at 12:43 a.m. EDT on Friday (10.13 PM IST).
As a black hole pulls in gas and dust from an orbiting star, it can give off bursts of X-ray light that bounce and echo off the gas spiralling into it and briefly illuminating the black hole’s surroundings.
Samples were sent to researchers at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Ames Research Center, the Naval Research Laboratory and the University of Arizona.
Flood basalt eruptions can warm the planet over the long term and cause the circulation of the stratosphere to change a way that discourages ozone formation.
Fully understanding this phenomenon can give new insights into nuclear fusion and will also help provide better predictions for solar particle storms that can affect technology here on Earth.
Rocket Lab on Monday captured a falling rocket stage out of the air with a helicopter before dropping it in the ocean.
Researchers have determined that the olivine-rich bedrock in the Gusev crater and in and around the Jezero crater on Mars may be a special type of rock called “ignimbrite”, which forms due to violent volcanic eruptions.
Until recently, the field of exoplanet science has long focused on just the detection and characterisation of exoplanets. This new study offers interesting insights into the atmospheres of exoplanets.
Previous studies attest to the fact that air quality, along with other health indicators, further feed into – and even explain – socioeconomic inequalities that already exist.
The group of fish that moved onto land gave rise to almost half of all vertebrates today, including all amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and us.
The Emirates Mars Mission says it's a first: They have spotted a worm-like aurora that stretches halfway round Mars. It looks like our northern lights.
One benefit of Li-S batteries is that they have a higher theoretical energy density and can hold twice the charge of a regular Li-ion battery.
The object resembles a flying saucer that crashed on Mars.
The fully automated docking took place at about 7:37 p.m. EDT (2337 GMT) while the Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Freedom, and the space station were flying about 260 miles (420 km) above the central Pacific Ocean, according to NASA.
The Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Freedom, successfully separated from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket and is now flying on its own.
If all goes according to plan, the three U.S. astronauts and their European Space Agency (ESA) crewmate from Italy will reach the space station about 17 hours later.
The newly-formed black hole was launched at that high speed by gravitational waves, which are ripples in space-time caused by massive objects moving with high accelerations.