Enormous Meteor With Energy Equal To 540 Tonnes Of TNT Spotted Over China

By: Chris Jones/IFLScience The sky was lit up on the night of 4th October 2017 a meteor tore through the atmosphere over the Shangri-La County in Yunnan Province of China. The meteor was spotted at around 8 pm local time, and luckily, many locals captured the spectacular event on camera. According to NASA’s Center For Near-Earth Object Studies,…

Gravitational Wave Researchers Just Won The Nobel Prize For Physics

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFLScience  The Royal Swedish Academy of Science has given the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics to Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish, and Kip Thorne for their work with the LIGO/VIRGO collaboration and the 2015 discovery of gravitational waves. This announcement sparked little surprise as gravitational waves were tipped to be the likely winning subject of this year’s physics…

Elon Musk Just Revealed Exciting New Details About His Plans To Colonize Mars

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  Elon Musk has updated us on his plans to colonize Mars in typical Elon Musk fashion, outlining some rather grand goals and an ambitious roadmap to get there. The SpaceX CEO revealed new details in a talk today at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia. This was basically an update from the…

Gravitational Waves Have Officially Been Detected Again

By: Alfredo Carpineti/IFL Science  Scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the VIRGO collaboration have announced in a press conference the detection of gravitational waves from merging black holes for the fourth time. However, this time it was seen by three observatories. The two black holes that merged are located 1.7 billion light-years away, with a mass of…

Elon Musk Just Shared the First Photo of SpaceX’s Space Suits

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  Founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Instagram today to post the first of several previews of SpaceX’s space suit. This futuristic space suit aims to combine 21st-century aesthetics with advanced functionality. This past weekend, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk promised to reveal photos of the space suit his company has been developing…

Conspiracy Theorists Predict Coming Eclipse Signals End Of The World

By: James Felton/IFL Science  Conspiracy theorist David Meade has claimed that the eclipse taking place later this month will signal the end of the world. The author of such classics as Rapture 2015 and Planet X and Hitler’s Escape to Argentina says Planet X will collide with Earth shortly after the solar eclipse, moving his previous prediction forward from October. Conspiracy theorists…

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