Scientists have discovered that an odd near-infrared halo between galaxies is likely a vast population of orphan stars ripped from galaxies. The findings could help scientists account for the universe's 'missing' matter.
Gargantua, the black hole at the center of the 'Interstellar' film plot, is a pretty accurate representation of the densely-packed spheres with unbelievable gravitational pull, according to physicist and black hole expert Charles Misner.
Pilot Peter Siebold apparently was thrown clear of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo when it failed catastrophically and came apart. But he survived a free-fall from high altitude, deploying his parachute.
The National Transportation Safety Board confirmed Monday that a safety lock on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo's rotating rudder mechanism was unlocked prematurely moments before the spacecraft broke apart.
As the National Transportation Safety Board investigates the SpaceShipTwo breakup, it's looking at the interface between the flight crew and the vehicle. The probe of the accident could take 12 months.