Astronomy

How to See the Draconid Meteor Shower Tonight

October is a fantastic month: the summer heat finally begins to give way to more moderate temperatures, the leaves turn, and the...

Gart Williams
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 - 3:11PM

Breaking Discovery: A Massive Seyfert Energy Flare Shredded Our Galaxy Just 3.5 Million Years Ago

A research team of astronomers reports evidence of a Seyfert energy flare decimating the Milky Way galaxy some 3.5 million years ago,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 07 October 2019 - 2:21PM

Scientists Capture First-Ever Photograph Of The ‘Cosmic Web’ Connecting Us To Other Galaxies

Scientists have long hypothesized that there is a network of invisible gas filaments bridging light-years across the universe,...

Scarlett James
Friday, 04 October 2019 - 4:24PM

Enigmatic Radio Burst Illuminates a Galaxy’s Tranquil ​Halo

ESO Science ReleaseAstronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed...

ESO
Friday, 27 September 2019 - 11:34AM

Second Interstellar Object Ever Discovered is Traveling at 100 Times the Speed of Sound

An amateur astronomer has discovered a comet that is the second-ever interstellar visitor to our solar system, according to...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 25 September 2019 - 10:47AM

Scientists Discover Neutron Star 'Almost too Massive to Exist' the Size of Manhattan with Twice the Mass of the Sun

Scientists at West Virginia's Green Bank Observatory have discovered an unfathomably massive neutron star on the verge of collapsing...

Gart Williams
Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - 2:16PM

The Perseid Meteor Shower Will Reach Its Pinnacle Tonight: Here's How to See It

Whether you've been hoping to catch a fireball this year or you just want a better way to spend a Monday night than drinking yourself...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 12 August 2019 - 12:41PM

Hubble Showcases New Portrait of Jupiter

Press release: ESA/HubbleCredit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California,...

ESA/Hubble Information Center
Thursday, 08 August 2019 - 10:52AM

Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull: ESO’s VST Captures a Celestial Gull in Flight

Photo Release: ESO Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for...

ESO Photo Release
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 - 9:39AM

NASA Discovers Three New Exoplanets Orbiting a Dwarf Star: Could There be Life on Their 'Dark Sides?'

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered a dwarf star, dubbed TOI-270, with three exoplanets – TOI 270B,...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - 3:39PM

Hubble Discovers Mysterious Black Hole Disc

Science ReleaseAstronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed an unexpected thin disc of material encircling a...

Science Release
Thursday, 11 July 2019 - 10:05AM

Hubble Captures Cosmic Fireworks Still Exploding After Nearly 200 Years

If you were to have looked up at the sky 181 years ago you'd have noticed one seemingly new and incredibly bright star burning up the...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 01 July 2019 - 2:51PM

Scientists Publish First-Ever Direct Imaging of Two Young Exoplanets Cutting a Path Through the Protoplanetary Disc Surrounding a Newborn Star

Two young exoplanets have been directly imaged cutting a swath through the protoplanetary disc surrounding a newborn star, according...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 05 June 2019 - 1:10PM

"Unraveling:" Something Weird is Happening to Jupiter's Great Red Spot as New Observations Could Spell the End of an Era

Jupiter’s trademark red storm is breathing its last. An astronomical landmark as iconic as Saturn’s rings, recent photographs have...

Scarlett James
Monday, 03 June 2019 - 12:15PM

NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Perspective of Galactic Collision

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new look at an old subject, and the results are absolutely breathtaking.Located in the...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - 4:36PM

Glimpsing the Infinite: Astronomers Create Mosaic Image Containing 265,000 Galaxies Captured by Hubble Telescope

"The Cosmos is all that is or was or ever will be," Carl Sagan wrote in Cosmos. "Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us --...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 02 May 2019 - 10:19AM

Scientists Use Asteroid to Measure Smallest Star Size to Date

Press Release via Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & SmithsonianBERLIN, Germany & AMADO, Ariz. (April 16, 2019)—Scientists in the...

CfA Harvard & Smithsonian
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 - 7:48AM

ESO Planning Huge Announcement Around Event Horizon Telescope's 'Groundbreaking' Results: Black Hole Picture?

The European Southern Observatory is planning a major announcement next week to "present a groundbreaking result from the EHT (Event...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 12:41PM

Florida Skywatchers Catch Glimpse of Bright Green Fireball

North Florida residents were startled by the appearance of a bright green meteor illuminating their evening skies just before midnight...

Gart Williams
Monday, 01 April 2019 - 9:59AM

Astronomers Detect Giant Cosmic Bubbles Emitting Shockwaves Through Galaxy

A team of astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a pair of gigantic...

Gart Williams
Monday, 04 March 2019 - 12:29PM