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A computer simulation of how a supermassive black hole.

The first ‘groundbreaking’ pictures of a black hole may be unveiled on Wednesday. Here’s what scientists think those images will loo...

Scientists are expected to unveil the first-ever pictures of a black hole's "shadow" caused by its event horizon.
A simulation of space debris created by India's "Mission Shakti" anti-satellite missile test on March 27, 2019.

India’s anti-satellite missile test may have created 6,500 pieces of space junk larger than a pencil eraser, according to a new simulation

A new video by Analytical Graphics shows a simulation of India's anti-satellite missile creating clouds of high-speed space junk around Earth.
The executive committee to advice the President meets to discuss Clade X.

A leading medical institution created a simulation that shows how a new disease could kill 900 million people — and it reveals how unprepar...

The Clade X simulation, created by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, shows how vulnerable the world is to the spread of a pandemic virus. According to the scenario's creator, if efforts to create a vaccine continued to fail, a disease like that could kill 900 million people.

How large asteroids must be to destroy a city, state, country, or the planet

How big of an asteroid does it take to damage cities, states, countries, and the planet? On the fourth-annual World Asteroid Day (Saturday, June 30), we take a look at estimates from NASA, Purdue University's "Impact Earth" simulator, and other sources.
A map of Antarctic ice flow speed.

Hot rock under Antarctica may be melting some of its ice sheets from the bottom-up

A plume of hot mantle rock may be heating West Antarctica, creating lakes and rivers below massive ice sheets and contributing to sea-level rise.

These maps show how much damage a North Korean thermonuclear weapon could do to major American cities

If North Korea's new nuclear test device is small enough to launch on a ballistic missile, here's how much damage such a warhead might do to the US.
An illustration of a nuclear bomb exploding in a city.

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would go using today’s weather

Nukemap lets you simulate nuclear explosions on an interactive map. A new version of the tool uses real-time weather to estimate radioactive fallout zones.

Six volunteer ‘astronauts’ are about to lock themselves inside a simulated Mars colony

Next to an old nuclear bomber hangar in western Poland, a mission to outer space is about to begin.

Once again, ‘Madden’ correctly predicted the Super Bowl winner

Yes, once again, EA Sports' "Madden" football game franchise correctly predicted who would win the Super Bowl.