Black Holes: Monsters in Space (Artist's Concept). Public domain image originally created by NASA

Weird: Some black holes erase your past

From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – BERKELEY Einstein’s equations allow a non-determinist future inside some black holes In the real world, your past uniquely determines your future. If a physicist knows how the universe starts out, she can calculate its future for all time and all space. But a UC Berkeley mathematician has found some…

Hubble’s Messier celestial snow globe

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER It’s beginning to look a lot like the holiday season in this NASA Hubble Space Telescope image of a blizzard of stars, which resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. The stars are residents of the globular star cluster Messier 79, or M79, located 41,000 light-years from Earth,…

What we learned from the eclipse at #AGU17

On Dec. 11, 2017, at AGU 2017, six researchers discussed initial findings based on observations of the Sun and on Earth gathered during the solar eclipse that stretched across North America on Aug. 21, 2017. Ranging from new information about the way the Sun’s atmosphere generates heat, to how the dip in solar energy affected…