Category: physics

Computer-simulated picture of a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy. The dark region black hole’s event horizon, warping the surrounding space a funhouse mirror.

Via @nasa, ESA, and D. Coe, J. Anderson, and R. van der Marel (STScI)

The Sun emits more energy in a second that humanity has generated in the history of civilization.

Inside the hangar during my NASA Social adventure at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. What you see here is a NASA P-3B, basically a flying laboratory packed with microphysics probes and assorted doodads, ready to chase snowstorms for the agency’s IMPACTS mission.

Inside the hangar during my tour of @nasa‘s Wallops Flight Facility. It’s big! I was there to get the lowdown on the IMPACTS 2020 airborne research mission to study the inner mechanisms of snowstorms.

The Sun, as of December 20, 2019.

The ESA’s Solar Orbiter probe’s long-term journey around the Sun, with a gravity assist from Venus and Earth.

(European Space Agency)

The Sun, as of December 17, 2019.

The Sun, as of August 30, 2019.

Travel by teleportation, seen in The Usborne Book of the Future, 1979.

The science of Interstellar.