Astronomy

'Closest Multi-Planetary System To Us' – Light Signals Observed From Potential Super-Earth Just 4 Light-Years Away

A new signal emanating from space has been traced to what astronomers believe is a new super-Earth orbiting our second-closest star,...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 6:52PM

This Star Holds the Key to New Research Unlocking Exact Date the Milky Way Devoured Dwarf Galaxy Gaia-Enceladus

Over 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way galaxy devoured a smaller dwarf galaxy named Gaia-Enceladus. We can see the wreckage in the...

Scarlett James
Monday, 13 January 2020 - 5:02PM

The Intervenusian Asteroid '2020 AV2' Is the First of Its Kind – And Now the Second-Closest Object to the Sun

The very first “intervenusian” asteroid has been confirmed, according to reports from Live Science and The Virtual Telescope...

Scarlett James
Monday, 13 January 2020 - 12:16PM

NASA's Got a New Planet Hunter to Differentiate Between Rocky and Gaseous Worlds

NASA's got a new tool in its planet-detecting arsenal that will allow them to differentiate between rocky planets, and –...

Gart Williams
Friday, 10 January 2020 - 3:27PM

Astronomers Spot Strongest Proof Yet for Cold Dark Matter "Clumps" in Universe Using New Observation Techniques with Hubble

Astronomers using an innovative new observation technique on the Hubble Telescope have uncovered the strongest proof yet for the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 10 January 2020 - 1:52PM

Tatooine Discovered? NASA's TESS Satellite Finds Exoplanet With Two Suns, Thanks to High School Intern

While the rest of you have already stopped going to the gym despite your resolutions to "get fit" in 2020, NASA's TESS satellite has...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 3:41PM

NASA's SOFIA Telescope Offers a Breathtaking Look at the Milky Way's Galactic Core Spanning Over 600 Light-Years

NASA has just released truly stunning panoramic view of the Milky Way galaxy using the infrared camera on its airborne telescope, the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 - 11:50AM

New: Watch NASA’s Colorful 3D Visualization of the Crab Nebula Using Data from “Great Observatories” Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

NASA astronomers combined forces with visualization specialists to create a three-dimensional video of what it looks like deep inside...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:58AM

Kick Off 2020 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower's Celestial Fireworks

If you want to observe the Earth's latest orbit but the thought of standing in a throng of people wearing disposable diapers waiting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:30AM

Scientists Think That Betelgeuse – A Huge Star in Orion – Might Be Dimming Because it’s About to Explode into a Supernova

One of the brightest stars in our sky is the dimmest it has been in 100 years, according to a report in National Geographic. The...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:11AM

ESO Observations Reveal Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

eso1921 — Science Release Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the...

ESO
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 9:48AM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM

ESO Telescope Images Stunning Central Region of Milky Way, Finds Ancient Star Burst

ESO Photo ReleaseESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has observed the central part of the Milky Way with spectacular resolution and...

ESO
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 11:00AM

Hubble Watches Interstellar Comet Borisov Speed Past the Sun

ESA Photo ReleaseThe NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has once again captured comet 2I/Borisov streaking through our solar system on...

ESA/NASA
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - 3:51PM

Surprise! Water Is Common on Exoplanets, According to This New Cambridge University Astronomical Study

Scientists working together at the University of Cambridge have released the results from what is the largest-scale study of...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 11 December 2019 - 9:15AM

This Weekend's Geminid Meteor Shower Will be the Last of the Decade

It's been a wild decade – I will spare you my political meanderings and further speculation that humanity will soon be wiped from...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - 3:20PM

This Tiny White Dwarf Star is Evaporating an 'Ice Giant' Exoplanet

Somehow, a planet survived the devastating explosion of a star's death, and the scorching white dwarf star that remains is now...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 05 December 2019 - 11:13AM

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Is the Length of 14 Earths – And Will Speed Past the Sun Later This Week

The second interstellar visitor to our solar system is closing in on the Sun, according to reports from Universe Today. Comet...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 04 December 2019 - 9:23AM

'Unicorn' Meteor Shower From Unknown Comet Returning to Skies After 24 Years Tomorrow Night

The last time the Alpha Monocerotids meteor showers were seen was 1995 – right in the middle of what some of us at Outer Places...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 7:38AM

Watch This Stunning Simulation of What Our Sky Would Look Like if Planets Replaced the Moon

It seems like the stuff of science fiction to see huge planets wheeling across the sky, but that’s exactly what amateur astronomer...

Scarlett James
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 9:27AM