Astronomy

This Giant Neutron Star Merger Just Made Black Hole History

Remember when everyone was afraid that colliding tiny particles together with the Large Hadron Collider would create a black hole that...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 1:26PM

In Dark Matter Shock, Astronomers Say Some of It May Have an Electric Charge

It seems like astronomers get to explore all the cool mysteries: What black holes look like, how big the Milky Way is, whether an...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 01 June 2018 - 12:29PM

Could This Super-Distant Neutron Star Finally Unlock the Secrets of Supernovas?

Some of the wonders of the universe look like the Ant Nebula: giant, iridescent patterns splashed across the face of the void....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 1:12PM

New Research Says the Milky Way Is Far Bigger Than We Thought Possible

If NASA can spot a tiny exoplanet millions of miles away just by catching the momentary dip in brightness as it passes in front of a...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - 12:34PM

First-Ever Photo of Milky Way Black Hole's Event Horizon Stuns Scientists

Despite being 54 million miles across and the glowing center of the Milky Way galaxy, no one has ever taken a photo of Sagittarius A,...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 25 May 2018 - 12:20PM

New Discovery in Pluto's Heart Suggests It Was Created From One Billion Comets

It's strange to think that our first close-up images of Pluto only came in 2015, a whopping 85 years after it was discovered. In fact,...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 24 May 2018 - 11:43AM

Scientists Say They Can Finally Explain Saturn's Weirdly Shaped Inner Moons

If you thought moons always look ours--white, cratered, and sphere-shaped--Saturn's inner moons prove otherwise: of its roughly 150...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 12:33PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Two Distant and Very Bright 'High Redshift' Quasars

Quasars are among the brightest and farthest objects we've found throughout the known universe, but we haven't found very many. So...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 7:45PM

The Hubble Telescope Completes an Impressive-Looking Ultraviolet Map of Nearby Galaxies

For all the time we've spent looking up into space, we still don't know a whole lot about our local cosmic neighborhood outside the...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - 1:01PM

Far-Off Oxygen Proves These Ancient Stars Formed Just After the Big Bang

We're fairly used to oxygen here on Earth, so it may not be initially clear why it's so exciting that astronomers found some out on...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 7:46PM

Astronomers Say They Found a Space-Laser Shooting Out of a Binary Star in the Ant Nebula

Back in the 1920s, theoretical astronomer and astrophysicist Donald Menzel identified Menzel 3, a nebula we now know as the Ant...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 1:33PM

Scientists Say New 'Planet 9' Evidence May Solve the Greatest Mystery in Our Solar System

Despite several doomsday prophecies involving a hidden ninth planet in our solar system, astronomers (not doomsayers) may be the ones...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 17 May 2018 - 11:19AM

Earth-Like Worlds Can Still Become Harsh 'Snowball Planets' Inside the Habitable Zone

As our search for Earth-like exoplanets (which are simply planets in other solar systems) continues, one of the key things we look for...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - 6:55PM

This Ancient Black Hole Outshines the Entire Milky Way—And No One Can Explain It

Finding a black hole that's older than light itself is impressive (and more than a little unnerving). Finding a black hole that eats...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 11:58AM

The Groundbreaking Discovery You've Never Heard Of: Why Astronomy's Biggest Problem is Too Much Data

The biggest scientific breakthrough of our time might be buried under too much information.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 1:02PM

NASA Says Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Shooting Liquid Water From Underground Oceans Into Space

Data from the NASA Galileo mission has confirmed the presence of liquid water on Jupiter's moon Europa.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 May 2018 - 12:29PM

NASA Shares a Photo of a Distant Rosebud-Shaped Nebula For Mother's Day

This Mother's Day, instead of sending your mom a normal Earth rose, NASA wants you to send a giant, cosmic space rose.More...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - 3:13PM

Some New Planets Discovered By the Kepler Space Telescope May Be False Alarms

Since its launch back in 2009, the Kepler Space Telescope has done nothing but look out for signs of exoplanets, which are simply...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 12 May 2018 - 6:23PM

How Astronomers Used Music Theory to Create the First-Ever 3D Model of a 'Singing' Star Cloud

A team of astronomers used music to unlock the mysteries of star formation in interstellar clouds.

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 May 2018 - 11:27AM

Hiding In Plain Sight: Dutch Astronomers Accidentally Discover an Infant Exoplanet – But They Were Looking for Something Else

Astronomers accidentally discovered a brand new "baby" exoplanet that has been hiding in plain sight for years.

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 09 May 2018 - 12:00PM