/ Mar 22, 2017

Scientists seek to reinstate Pluto to planet status

A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a decade ago. Six scientists from institutions across the United States argued that Pluto deserves ...

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

/ Mar 11, 2017

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to recent research. Scientists had previously calculated that such cosmic cannibalism was extremely rare, happening once every 10,000 to 100,000 years per galaxy. These so-called tidal disruption ...

/ Feb 7, 2017

SpaceX targets fastest launch pace with new site

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company’s president ...