Space

A black hole eats a neutron star

The LIGO detector in Louisiana
The LIGO detector in Louisiana. Photo: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab

Astronomers think they've detected the ripples in space and time sent out by a black hole and neutron star colliding.

The big picture: Scientists have detected gravitational waves sent out by 2 black holes merging and 2 neutron stars merging, but if confirmed, this will be the first detection of a black hole and neutron star colliding.

Texas and Alabama are fighting it out for the Artemis lunar lander

Illustration of a lander and astronauts on the moon. Photo: NASA
Illustration of a lander and astronauts on the moon. Photo: NASA

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Friday that the space agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama will take the lead in developing the Artemis lunar lander.

Yes, but: Lawmakers in Texas — the home of Johnson Space Center — aren't happy about it.