Astronomy

Scientists Have Spotted Some of the Most Earth-Like Exoplanets Yet

To get an idea of just a few of the requirements for a habitable, Earth-like planet, here's a short list: it has to orbit its star at...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 29 June 2018 - 12:29PM

The Skies Are Made of Butter: Most of the Universe's Carbon Is Contained in Free-Floating "Space Grease"

When most people imagine space, they usually see it as a cold, empty void with some dust and gas floating around, but that's about it....

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 12:00PM

Scientists Mystified By Deep Space Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova

There is something strange happening in space that astronomers admit that they can not explain. According to Tech Times, at least 18...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 28 June 2018 - 11:14AM

Breaking: Japan's Mining Probe Hayabusa2 Has Arrived at the Asteroid Ryugu

Today, June 27th, 2018, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2 closed in on the asteroid Ryugu, where it will aim to collect samples,...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 12:42PM

Indian Space Agency Discovers Massive Exoplanet Where Years Last Just 19 Days

Indian scientists discovered EPIC 211945201b, a planet roughly 27 times more massive than Earth and just 600 light years away.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 26 June 2018 - 1:20PM

Blood Moon: Here's How to See the Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century This July

If you're reading this you've probably seen a lunar eclipse before, but as amateur and professional astronomers know, it's not a "seen...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 25 June 2018 - 11:25AM

We Just Proved Einstein's Theory of Relativity on a Galactic Scale for the First Time

When Einstein's theories overturned some of the fundamental ideas of Newtonian physics (and how scientists viewed the universe), it...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 12:15PM

Scientists Say We've Figured Out How to Send Humans to Exoplanet Proxima Centauri b

The hunt for exoplanets is not just about charting a map of the universe for astronomers to hang on their walls. At some point in the...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 22 June 2018 - 10:58AM

After Decades of Searching, We've Finally Found All of the Universe's (Normal) Matter

Humans may be destined to wipe out all other life in the cosmos, but we're sure stumbling at the first hurdles when it comes to...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 12:54PM

MIT Scientists Say They Just Discovered 80 New Exoplanets in Record Time

According to NASA, over 78 percent of confirmed exoplanets were discovered using the transit method, which involves analyzing how much...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 21 June 2018 - 10:43AM

Astronomers Devise a New Strategy For Discovering Infant Planets Around Young Stars

As it becomes more common to discover exoplanets in distant (or nearby) solar systems, we're starting to see more variety in the weird...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 16 June 2018 - 4:40PM

Astronomers Detect a Distant Eruption From a Black Hole 'Eating' a Nearby Star

Obviously, it's a good thing that we don't have any black holes too close to our solar system, but occasionally we get a good reminder...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 6:35PM

This Tech Expert Says NASA's Asteroid Data Is Flawed—Now Scientists Are Backing Him Up

NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 1:14PM

We Just Found New Evidence of Organic Alien Life on the Planet Ceres

The 2015 Dawn mission to explore the dwarf planet Ceres may not have turned up evidence of life, but it did find the next best thing:...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 14 June 2018 - 12:35PM

Tiny Sparkling Clouds of 'Nanodiamonds' May Finally Explain Strange Space Radiation

When astronomers talk about observing the "cosmic background radiation," you might think it's the sort of signal that can only be...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 12:45PM

We Just Used an Innovative New Technique to Find 3 Newly Birthed Planets Near a Young Star

Using revolutionary new planet-finding techniques and data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in northern...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 - 11:04AM

The ESO's 'Very Large Telescope' Captures Two Galaxies Undergoing a Very Close Encounter

One thing that the Hubble Space Telescope is very good at is tracking down galactic collisions. Regardless of how common it is for...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 6:08PM

The 'Pillars of Creation' Hides a Special Magnetic Field Which Can Teach Us More About Star Formation

You've likely seen the famous Hubble telescope photo of the Pillars of Creation — the long trunks of a nebula which resemble the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 June 2018 - 3:08PM

Hubble Space Telescope Photographs a Galaxy Filled With Bright Blue Threads of Cosmic Gas

The center of a galaxy tends to be the most interesting part, not least because that's often where a supermassive black hole is...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:27PM

Astronomers Discover a Solar System Which Is Full of Rocky Planets the Same Size as Earth

While we're not expecting to travel to Earth-like planets anytime soon, scientists are still preoccupied with finding them, if only to...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 09 June 2018 - 4:24PM