One of humanity’s great works of art has been sent into the final frontier.
Scientists at University of Texas have found the most massive black hole yet discovered. Using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope, a team at the Austin’s McDonald Observatory have found a 17 billion solar mass behemoth residing at the heart of galaxy NGC 1277. Located 220 million light-years away in the constellation Perseus, NGC 1277 is a lenticular galaxy [...]
NASA is moving forward with plans to establish a base on the far side of the moon. The idea, which would expand human spaceflight beyond Low Earth orbit for the first time since Apollo 17 in late 1972, is to use libration points, also known as Lagrange points, to “park” a spacecraft at a fixed [...]
As the Curiosity rover begins its study of the Red Planet, scientists say that the answers it find there could give us answers to some bigger questions about our universe. The Mars Society founder Robert Zurbin tells Daily Galaxy that Mars could serve as a “Rosetta Stone” for whether or not there is life on other planets.