Astronomy

A Quasar From The Beginning Of Time – Scientists Discover The Brightest Object From Our Early Universe

Quasars are the brightest things in the universe. Astronomers have spotted several of them recently – but the discovery of PSO...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 - 1:09PM

Our Planet Is Being Roasted By Cosmic Rays From This Binary Star System Only 10,000 Light-Years Away

For years, Earth has been bombarded by cosmic rays emanating from a mysterious source astronomers couldn't identify. Now, new...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 06 July 2018 - 1:18PM

New Research Says Alien Life Might Be Dwelling on Moons, Not Exoplanets

It's safe to say that astronomers and astrobiologists have spent thousands of hours trying to find the perfect exoplanet to harbor...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 05 July 2018 - 12:35PM

5 Cosmic Phenomena That Will Beat the Starry Hell out of Your 4th of July Fireworks

With the Fourth of July just one day away, we thought it'd be fun to put all those M-80s and sparklers into perspective by showing you...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:55PM

Space is a Graveyard of Planets: Most Deadly Meteorites Are Fragments of Six Ancient Worlds

As the Hayabusa2 spacecraft studies the asteroid Ryugu and the OSIRIS REx mission closes in on the monster rock known as Bennu, a new...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 03 July 2018 - 1:00PM

'The Big Rip:' Here's What it Could Mean if the Universe is Tearing Itself Apart

After introducing his theory of general relativity in 1915 and turning the scientific world on its head, Albert Einstein wasn't happy....

Chris Mahon
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 1:33PM

Astronomers Amazed As a Planet Forms Around a Dwarf Star Before Their Eyes For The First Time

Using the SPHERE instrument on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), a group of astronomers led by a team at...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 02 July 2018 - 11:20AM

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