If you shrink the earth to 1/190 millionth of its current size, it becomes the size of a tennis ball. With this scale as a starting point, a visual effects artist made a very cool video that shows the relative sizes of other planets and stars.
From NewScientist: Astronomers have spotted what may be the most powerful explosion ever seen. The gamma ray burst, called GRB221009A, was spotted on 9 October, and even its afterglow is brighter than most objects in the sky. This type of gamma ray burst (GRB) is thought to occur when a massive star explodes in a supernova, leaving… READ THE REST
Given how fast and loose science fiction often is with the science part, it's always interesting to see what a real scientist says about what the fiction gets right and doesn't. In this video, astronomer (and sci-fi fanatic) Michael Siegel looks at 21 different spaceships and rates them into 5 categories, from best to worst:… READ THE REST
Above is the world's largest camera, now nearing completion in a clean room at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. Boasting a lens that's 5 feet across, the 3,200 megapixel LSST Camera will be a key component at the Vera C. Rubin Observatory now under construction in Chile. Expected to be in… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The days are cold, dark, and numb, but that shouldn't stop you from being your most authentic self: a homebody sitting on the sofa while rubbing your legs together like a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Whether you're ready or not, winter is here. But even in the dead of winter, we have deals you might be thankful for. This holiday season, we're releasing early Black Friday price… READ THE REST