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The University of Colorado Buffaloes will leave the Big 12 and join the the Pac-10 conference. They may start a stampede - as many as 5 other teams may switch. Read more»

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped create a spectacular view of Centaurus A that shows the effects of a supermassive black hole. At the center of this nearby galaxy, a central black hole powers jets and lobes that flare against a background of stars and stardust. In the upper left of the image, an X-ray jet extends about 13,000 light years away from the black hole. The material in that jet is travelling at about half the speed of light.

A new simulator shows how stars appear as you get closer to a black hole: constellations appear to fall apart as they approach the event horizon. Read more»