Top 20 clayt6 Highest Rated Reddit Posts of All Time

Rare breed of black hole seen ripping apart a star. The new observations offer some of the most compelling evidence yet for the existence of "intermediate-mass black holes," which are black holes between 100 and 100,000 solar masses.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 9
Published : 6 hours ago
Comments : 0

Globular clusters — stellar nursing homes that were thought to have formed in the earliest days of the universe — are 4 billion years younger than astronomers previously thought. The nearly 30% drop in age comes from a new study that finally considered the light-altering effects of binary stars.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 21
Published : 19 hours ago
Comments : 0

Globular clusters — stellar nursing homes that were thought to have formed in the earliest days of the universe — are 4 billion years younger than astronomers previously thought. The nearly 30% drop in age comes from a new study that finally considered the light-altering effects of binary stars.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 3
Published : 20 hours ago
Comments : 1

Two touching stars are expected to fully merge in 2022. The resulting explosion, called a Red Nova, will be visible to the naked eye.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 1,390
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 135

Two touching stars are expected to fully merge in 2022. The resulting explosion, called a Red Nova, will be visible to the naked eye.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 73,521
Published : 3 days ago
Comments : 2144

The first big step to making humans an interstellar species is underway. The Breakthrough Starshot project has tested prototypes of their tiny "StarChip" spacecraft, which they plan to launch toward Alpha Centauri at 20% the speed of light with the help of laser-powered sails.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 739
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 90

As the massive dust storm on Mars swallowed Opportunity, the rover saw the Sun go from a recognizable bright orb (left) to a pinprick of light (middle) before it was blotted out completely (right).

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 47
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 4

As the giant dust storm on Mars engulfed Opportunity, this is what it likely saw.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 8
Published : 4 days ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers witness a black hole pulling apart a star like taffy before ejecting much of its material at nearly the speed of light.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 100
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 7

Astronomers witness a black hole pulling a star apart like taffy.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 20
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 3

Astronomers catch a black hole devouring a star that got too close. According to the study, although the black hole was already feeding from its accretion disk, it grabbed hold of the passing star and pulled it apart like taffy before ejecting any uneaten material at nearly the speed of light.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 845
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 79

Exoplanets could easily survive in triple-star systems, finds new study. Though only 40 (of 3,700+) exoplanets have been discovered in multi-star systems, new research suggests these systems can have surprisingly stable regions. In fact, "many of these areas are actually very habitable for planets."

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 4
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 0

Exoplanets could easily survive in triple-star systems, finds new study. Though only 40 (of 3,700+) exoplanets have been discovered in multi-star systems, new research suggests these systems can have surprisingly stable regions. In fact, "many of these areas are actually very habitable for planets."

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : exoplanets
Points : 13
Published : 5 days ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers witness 14 galaxies merging together just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang. This type of cosmic clusterfuck was not thought to occur until at least 3 billion years after the Big Bang.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 134
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 14

Oddly behaving star reveals hidden black hole lurking in the heart of a globular cluster, a first.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 7
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 0

Oddly behaving star reveals hidden black hole lurking in the heart of a globular cluster, a first. This is also the first stellar-mass black hole ever discovered based solely on its gravity, which flings the star back and forth at nearly 200,000 miles per hour.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 78
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 10

Oddly behaving star reveals hidden black hole lurking in the heart of a globular cluster, a first. This is also the first stellar-mass black hole ever discovered based solely on its gravity, which flings the star back and forth at nearly 200,000 miles per hour.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 87
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 5

Astronomers discover a trio of infant exoplanets hiding in the gas-filled disk around a newborn star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 30
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 1

Astronomers discover a trio of infant exoplanets around a newborn star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 31
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers discover a trio of infant exoplanets around a newborn star. Using a new planet-finding strategy, two independent teams of astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a young star’s gas-filled disk: the strongest evidence yet that newly formed planets orbit around the star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 3
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 1

The Milky Way is twice as wide as astronomers previously thought, putting it on par with the Andromeda Galaxy.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : worldnews
Points : 1,160
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 261

The Milky Way is twice the size astronomers previously thought, putting it on par with the Andromeda Galaxy.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 31
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

The Milky Way is twice as wide as astronomers previously thought, putting it on par with the Andromeda Galaxy (~200,000 light-years across). This comes on the heels of a February study that found Andromeda is nearly the same mass as the Milky Way, not three times as massive like previously thought.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 45
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 6

This is what Kepler sees when searching for exoplanets around Trappist-1 and thousands of other stars.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 4
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

NASA engineers successfully hacked a fix for the Mars Curiosity Rover's drill, which broke in 2016. The new technique is called "feed extended drilling" and works by pushing the drillbit past Curiosity's stabilizer bars, much like a human leans against a wall to steady themselves while working.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 39
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

Hubble found the first-known star to survive a nearby supernova explosion. The hardy star also likely caused the explosion by siphoning off hydrogen from the supernova's outer shell, thereby halting its ability to shed heat from its core.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 12,790
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 320

The two closest Sun-like stars don't expel dangerous amounts of X-ray radiation into their habitable zones, according to data from NASA's Chandra Observatory. In fact, these stars might actually create better planetary conditions than our own Sun.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 789
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 125

The wording of this paragraph's last sentence

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : mildlyinfuriating
Points : 4
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

CATS: Canine Airport Therapy Squad

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : aww
Points : 18
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

Mars Curiosity rover discovers "tough" organic molecules hiding in 3-billion-year-old rocks at the bottom of an ancient lakebed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

Curiosity Rover finds "tough" organic molecules on Mars hidden in 3-billion-year-old rocks.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

CATS: Canine Airport Therapy Squad

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : mildlyinteresting
Points : 10
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

The closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri, has hellish conditions, according to new research. Despite this tiny red dwarf’s size, it emits nearly 500 times more X-rays than the Sun, and occasionally experiences flares that emit 50,000 times more.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 16
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

The closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri, has hellish conditions, according to new research. Despite this tiny red dwarf’s size, it emits nearly 500 times more X-rays than the Sun, and occasionally experiences flares that emit 50,000 times more.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 53
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 11

Einstein’s ‘Imaginary Elevator’ thought experiment proven right again. New research used Earth as the elevator, and compared the “ticks” of a dozen atomic clocks all over the planet to look for variations. After studying nearly 15 years of data, they found an invariance smaller than the error.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 19
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

Einstein’s ‘Imaginary Elevator’ thought experiment proven right again. New research used Earth as the elevator, and compared the “ticks” of a dozen atomic clocks all over the planet to look for variations. After studying nearly 15 years of data, they found an invariance was just 0.00000022.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Physics
Points : 968
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 68

Einstein’s ‘Imaginary Elevator’ thought experiment proven right again. New research used Earth as the elevator, and compared the “ticks” of a dozen atomic clocks all over the planet to look for variations. After studying nearly 15 years of data, they found an invariance was just 0.00000022.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 127
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 14

Astronomers identify 121 gas giants that could harbor habitable moons.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 127
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 16

The story of the Apollo sextant: How a tool from the Age of Discovery found use in the Space Age.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 19
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons. "There are currently 175 known moons orbiting the eight planets in our solar system. While most of these moons orbit Saturn and Jupiter, which are outside the Sun's habitable zone, that may not be the case in other solar systems."

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : sciences
Points : 2
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons. "There are currently 175 known moons orbiting the eight planets in our solar system. While most of these moons orbit Saturn and Jupiter, which are outside the Sun's habitable zone, that may not be the case in other solar systems."

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 13
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Astronomers identify 121 giant planets that may have habitable moons. "There are currently 175 known moons orbiting the eight planets in our solar system. While most of these moons orbit Saturn and Jupiter, which are outside the Sun's habitable zone, that may not be the case in other solar systems."

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 2
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Astronomers plan to use pulsars (rapidly spinning neutron stars) to create a gravitational-wave detector with arms as big as the Milky Way.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 313
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 9