Astronomy

Hubble Telescope Celebrates Its 28th Anniversary With Cosmic Photos of the Lagoon Nebula

The Hubble space telescope launched all the way back in April 24, 1990, and since then, it's done so much for the field of astronomy...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 6:17PM

If Wormholes Exist, This Scientist Says We Just Discovered the Secret to Finding Them

If wormholes exist, we may be one step closer to finding them thanks to a new study authored by Indian physicist Rajibul Shaikh.  ...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 11:41AM

NASA Just Selected Six UAE High School Teachers to Train With Astronauts at Its Space Academy

Six high school educators from the United Arab Emirates are about to become the coolest teachers on Earth: they've been selected to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 1:00PM

Astronomers Say an Asteroid Snuck Up on Us and Almost Hit Earth Yesterday

Five years ago, the 10,000-ton, 56-foot Chelyabinsk meteor exploded over Russia with the force of 30 atomic bombs. Yesterday, an...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 16 April 2018 - 11:23AM

A Neutron Star 'Glitching' is Finally Recorded By Astronomers After Three Years of Waiting

Neutron stars are definitely not the largest objects in the universe, but they are the most massive (aside from black holes).A typical...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 11 April 2018 - 8:19PM

Neighboring Star Proxima Centauri Roasts an Exoplanet With a Solar Flare

Located in one of the closest star systems to our own at just 4.2 lightyears away, the exoplanet Proxima b seemed like a great...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 7:16PM

An Astrophysicist Says Isaac Asimov's Legendary Sci-Fi Planet 'Kalgash' Could Be Real

Isaac Asimov's 1990 novel Nightfall takes place on Kalgash, a planet illuminated by a ring of stars that only sees nightfall once...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 12:45PM

It's Your Last Chance to See 'Jupiter's Triangle' in the Night Sky Til 2030

Stargazing into the night sky with a powerful telescope is cool and all, but we prefer the kind of constellation tracking that can be...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 April 2018 - 11:11AM

The Hubble Telescope Finds a Light Warping 'Einstein Ring' in Distant Galaxy Cluster

The galaxy cluster SDSS J0146-0929 is absolutely enormous, with hundreds of galaxies in close proximity and caught in each others'...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 5:01PM

A Ring Inside the Small Magellanic Cloud Conceals a Well-Hidden Neutron Star

As one of the Milky Way's closest neighbors, you would think we'd see an entire star hiding inside the Small Magellanic Cloud, a...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 12:06PM

Astronomers Say They Have Proof the Milky Way Galaxy Is Still Expanding—And No One Can Explain It

There are a couple tenets astronomers and cosmologists live by: light sets the speed limit for the universe, nothing can escape a...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 - 12:37PM

Astronomers Just Found the Most Distant Star Ever Observed: A Giant Blue 'Sun' 9 Billion Light-Years Away

Astronomers can spot supernovas from a galaxy away (even quick ones), but observing individual stars is much harder. In the cosmic...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 April 2018 - 12:57PM

Astronomers Discover a Transparent, Seemingly Impossible Galaxy Without Dark Matter In It

Despite how little we know about dark matter, we can tell when it's there, from the way it impacts galaxies and causes strange...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 6:36PM

New Study Says It's Time for Us to Expand Our Criteria for Finding Alien-Life-Hosting Planets

Drake Equation aside, there's one big obstacle to finding exoplanets that may support life: our own lack of imagination.   For...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 28 March 2018 - 1:03PM

'Cultural Astronomy' May Finally Explain the Secret Purpose of Stonehenge and the Pyramids

For thousands of years, mankind has marveled at the impressive structures built by prehistoric civilizations and puzzled over how and...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 10:54AM

Scientists Just Observed One of the Fastest, Brightest Supernovas in History

Supernovas pack a lot of punch, to put it lightly--they can outshine galaxies and expel more energy than our Sun's lifetime output,...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 1:02PM

The Mysterious Tabby's Megastar Just Dimmed Again—Are Aliens Making Contact or Is It Just 'Cosmic Dust'?

Though KIC 8462852, also known as Tabby's star, is probably not host to an alien megastructure like a Dyson Sphere or an orbiting...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 March 2018 - 11:31AM

Brown Dwarfs Are Seen as Both Failed Stars and Giant Planets

Most of the time, the difference between a star and a planet is pretty clear: a star is a huge ball that burns hydrogen and...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 5:08PM

NASA Shows Off a Supernova Remnant Called The 'Jellyfish Nebula'

Lots of cosmic objects are given interesting nicknames, from the Cartwheel galaxy to the "Penguin and Egg" galaxy. So perhaps it...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 12:55PM

Rocket Lab's Giant Space Disco Ball 'Humanity Star' Incinerated as It Fell Back to Earth Ahead of Schedule

Back in January, New Zealand-based spaceflight company Rocket Lab launched a controversial satellite called the Humanity Star into...

Super User
Thursday, 22 March 2018 - 2:00PM