Astronomy

NASA Reveals "Hubble Bubble" for Space Telescope's 26th Anniversary

Hubble has been orbiting in space for 26 years today, capturing beautiful and often iconic imagery from all over our Solar System....

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 12:05PM

Scientists Discover Huge, "Fluffy" Galaxy Orbiting the Milky Way

We have a gigantic new neighbor. Researchers have just discovered a huge satellite galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way, one that's so...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 18 April 2016 - 2:45PM

No. Planet Nine is Not About to Wipe Out Life on Earth

Scientists rally to condemn growing rumors that the mysterious Planet 9 will wipe out life on Earth.During Outer Places' Science of...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 11 April 2016 - 3:17PM

Astronomers Find Extremely Rare Triple-Star System

Astronomers have just found a planet with an even cooler sunset than Tatooine. Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 3:48PM

Astronomers Discover White Dwarf Star with an Almost Pure Oxygen Atmosphere

There are plenty of reasons humans could never live on a star, but for one star in particular, we can cross "unbreathable atmosphere"...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 01 April 2016 - 12:56PM

SETI Expands Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life to 20,000 More Star Systems

SETI just expanded its search for intelligent aliens in a big way. Over the next two years, a new initiative will search 20,000 star...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 31 March 2016 - 11:17AM

NASA Is Building a Next-Generation Exoplanet Hunter

After a grueling national competition, NASA has just selected a team of Penn State scientists to build a...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 30 March 2016 - 6:33PM

Watch A Mysterious Object Crash Into Jupiter

A small object of unknown origin just crashed into Jupiter's atmosphere, and so far two astronomers have posted videos capturing the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 5:09PM

Japanese Satellite Hitomi Is Lost in Space

Japan just lost contact with their newest satellite, Hitomi. The satellite, whose name means "pupil of the eye" was supposed to...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 29 March 2016 - 3:07PM

Watch: NASA Spots the Flash of a Supernova for the First Time

Kepler has just observed the brilliant flash from the explosion of a star, or the "shock breakout" of a supernova." NASA released a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 3:18PM

A Super Bright Jupiter Will Be Visible During Tomorrow's Lunar Eclipse

Tomorrow morning, a lunar eclipse will be visible from Earth when the Moon moves into Earth's shadow and makes the whole world a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 March 2016 - 1:42PM

We're About to See the Closest Comet Flyby in Over Three Decades

Two comets are about to zoom past Earth, and while only one of them will be visible to the naked eye, the other will mark the closest...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 21 March 2016 - 1:19PM

Hubble Peeks Into the Largest Collection of Giant Stars Ever Discovered

Hubble just got a glimpse into a gorgeous "land of giants," the largest collection of monster stars ever observed by astronomers,...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 17 March 2016 - 2:53PM

Ceres' Bright Spots Just Became Even More Mysterious

The long-running mystery of Ceres' white spots may have been virtually solved late last year, but there's still plenty we don't know...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 10:48AM

China Is Planning a Space Telescope More Powerful Than Hubble, But How Does It Compare to James Webb?

China just announced plans to build a space telescope that is even more powerful than NASA's Hubble, which will observe and image our...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 11 March 2016 - 12:22PM

The Only Full Solar Eclipse This Year Is Happening Tomorrow--Here's How to Watch

Tomorrow night, on March 8, the Moon will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun, temporarily blocking the light of the Sun from...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 07 March 2016 - 12:43PM

Astronomers Want to Start Looking for Aliens Who Are Looking for Us

Many methods have been proposed for finding intelligent extraterrestrial life, but considering the vastness of the universe, and the...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 01 March 2016 - 2:59PM

Amazing New Map of the Milky Way Reveals Where Stars Form

Scientists have just completed the sharpest, most detailed map of our galaxy yet. The APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 2:43PM

Exomoons in the Hunt for Extraterrestrial Life: NASA Is Looking for a Real-Life Pandora

In the last few decades, astronomers have discovered over 1,000 exoplanets, but still haven't found any exomoons. Now, NASA is kicking...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:17AM

Astronomers Are Getting Closer to Explaining Those Mysterious Radio Bursts from Space

Fast radio bursts were discovered by astronomers almost fifteen years ago, and yet there is still no generally accepted explanation...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 2:50PM