star

Cardinals star Albert Pujols becomes fourth player to hit 700 homers

Cardinals star Albert Pujols becomes fourth player to hit 700 homers

The Mt. Rushmore of the major league sluggers earned a chiseled fourth face — this one with a dark, well-trimmed beard, a seemingly permanent scowl and a gold chain around his neck — when Albert Pujols clubbed the 700th shot. home run from his Hall-of-Celebrity Career in the Cardinals’ 11-0 victory at Dodger Stadium on …

Cardinals star Albert Pujols becomes fourth player to hit 700 homers Read More »

Astronomers find the closest black hole to Earth, and it has a Sun-like companion star

Astronomers find the closest black hole to Earth, and it has a Sun-like companion star

Astronomers have found the closest known black hole candidate to Earth, a silent beast nearly ten times more massive than the Sun just 1,570 light-years away from us*. It was found thanks to the antics of its Sun-like stellar companion, but how it became a puzzle [link to paper]. There are probably a hundred million …

Astronomers find the closest black hole to Earth, and it has a Sun-like companion star Read More »

This Trait of Red Dwarf Star Systems Could Help Us Solve the Red Sky Paradox

This Trait of Red Dwarf Star Systems Could Help Us Solve the Red Sky Paradox

There is something very special about the Earth, apart from all the organisms crawling on it. It’s our star, the Sun, it’s weird: it’s a yellow dwarf. Sun-like stars are a minority in the Milky Way. It is estimated that less than 10% of the stars in our galaxy are G-type stars, like the Sun. …

This Trait of Red Dwarf Star Systems Could Help Us Solve the Red Sky Paradox Read More »

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 fight results, highlights: Mexican star gets decision to close trilogy

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 fight results, highlights: Mexican star gets decision to close trilogy

After controversial scorecards overshadowed their first two meetings, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin met for the third time on Saturday night in Las Vegas. This time around, Alvarez left little to debate that he was the better fighter, although the scorecards may have reflected a closer fight than the one that actually took place. …

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennadiy Golovkin 3 fight results, highlights: Mexican star gets decision to close trilogy Read More »

Why are we ignoring the disturbing allegations against 'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae?

Why are we ignoring the disturbing allegations against ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae?

Lee Jung-jae won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at Monday Night’s Emmys for his role in Netflix’s global hit squid gamesurpassing the tastes of You better call Saulis Bob Odenkirk and Successionis Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox. In the process, he made history as the first Asian male to win the Emmy for …

Why are we ignoring the disturbing allegations against ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae? Read More »

a mess of circles and lightning strikes

A strange quark star may have formed from a happy cosmic merger

The universe may contain extremely dense and exotic hypothetical cosmic objects known as strange quarks. As astrophysicists continue to debate the existence of quark stars, a team of physicists have discovered that the remnant of a neutron star merger observed in 2019 has just the right mass to be one of those strange quark stars. …

A strange quark star may have formed from a happy cosmic merger Read More »

The first object to visit us from another star system could be a spaceship

The first object to visit us from another star system could be a spaceship

You know the scientists: they give the coolest possible explanation to the public, then act like nerds and publish a paper years later saying something much more mundane. And the same goes for the first object that enters our solar system from a different location. Dubbed “Oumuamua,” scientists are still arguing over what the mysterious …

The first object to visit us from another star system could be a spaceship Read More »