Space

'Closest Multi-Planetary System To Us' – Light Signals Observed From Potential Super-Earth Just 4 Light-Years Away

A new signal emanating from space has been traced to what astronomers believe is a new super-Earth orbiting our second-closest star,...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 16 January 2020 - 6:52PM

Chicago Field Museum Scientists Find 'Presolar Grains' of Stardust in Australian Meteorite – It's Now the Oldest Solid Matter Ever Discovered

What is currently the oldest solid material on Earth has just been discovered hiding in an ancient Australian meteorite, according to...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - 9:28AM

This Star Holds the Key to New Research Unlocking Exact Date the Milky Way Devoured Dwarf Galaxy Gaia-Enceladus

Over 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way galaxy devoured a smaller dwarf galaxy named Gaia-Enceladus. We can see the wreckage in the...

Scarlett James
Monday, 13 January 2020 - 5:02PM

The Intervenusian Asteroid '2020 AV2' Is the First of Its Kind – And Now the Second-Closest Object to the Sun

The very first “intervenusian” asteroid has been confirmed, according to reports from Live Science and The Virtual Telescope...

Scarlett James
Monday, 13 January 2020 - 12:16PM

Astronomers Spot Strongest Proof Yet for Cold Dark Matter "Clumps" in Universe Using New Observation Techniques with Hubble

Astronomers using an innovative new observation technique on the Hubble Telescope have uncovered the strongest proof yet for the...

Scarlett James
Friday, 10 January 2020 - 1:52PM

Tatooine Discovered? NASA's TESS Satellite Finds Exoplanet With Two Suns, Thanks to High School Intern

While the rest of you have already stopped going to the gym despite your resolutions to "get fit" in 2020, NASA's TESS satellite has...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 3:41PM

NASA’s Alien-Hunting TESS Telescope Finds First Earth-Like Planet Within the Habitable Zone

NASA reports that the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite – or TESS – just returned data revealing its first Earth-like...

Scarlett James
Thursday, 09 January 2020 - 2:13PM

NASA's SOFIA Telescope Offers a Breathtaking Look at the Milky Way's Galactic Core Spanning Over 600 Light-Years

NASA has just released truly stunning panoramic view of the Milky Way galaxy using the infrared camera on its airborne telescope, the...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 - 11:50AM

ALMA Telescope Spies Two Supermassive Black Holes On A Collision Course As Their Host Galaxies Smash Into Each Other

The Atacama Large Millimeter Array telescope in Chile just imaged two supermassive black holes being hurled towards each other as...

Scarlett James
Wednesday, 08 January 2020 - 9:32AM

SpaceX Became the Largest Private Satellite Operation in the World Last Night with First Official Launch of 2020

Last night, SpaceX launched the first rocket of 2020 – and surpassed Planet Labs to become the largest private satellite operation,...

Scarlett James
Tuesday, 07 January 2020 - 9:17AM

New: Watch NASA’s Colorful 3D Visualization of the Crab Nebula Using Data from “Great Observatories” Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra

NASA astronomers combined forces with visualization specialists to create a three-dimensional video of what it looks like deep inside...

Scarlett James
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:58AM

Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy

heic2002 — Photo Release To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a...

ESA/Hubble
Monday, 06 January 2020 - 10:11AM

2019's Top 10 Articles on Outer Places Can Never Let Us See Our Audience the Same Way Again

2019 was an interesting year for Outer Places, mostly because it was an interesting year for the rest of the world. We were – and...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 03 January 2020 - 4:15PM
Scarlett James
Thursday, 02 January 2020 - 11:31AM

Kick Off 2020 With the Quadrantid Meteor Shower's Celestial Fireworks

If you want to observe the Earth's latest orbit but the thought of standing in a throng of people wearing disposable diapers waiting...

Gart Williams
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:30AM

Scientists Think That Betelgeuse – A Huge Star in Orion – Might Be Dimming Because it’s About to Explode into a Supernova

One of the brightest stars in our sky is the dimmest it has been in 100 years, according to a report in National Geographic. The...

Scarlett James
Monday, 30 December 2019 - 10:11AM

Scientists Hope to Replicate 'Overview Effect' With VR and Floatation Chamber

When NASA astronaut Ron Garan attached himself to a robotic arm that swept him in an arc over the International Space Station, giving...

Gart Williams
Thursday, 26 December 2019 - 12:58PM

ESO Observations Reveal Black Holes' Breakfast at the Cosmic Dawn

eso1921 — Science Release Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed reservoirs of cool gas around some of the...

ESO
Friday, 20 December 2019 - 9:48AM

This Astrophysicist Is Hunting for a Binary Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Every galaxy has a supermassive black hole at its center. But a new theoretical abstract asks us to consider whether binary black...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 3:57PM

Astrophysicists Create the First-Ever Surface Map of a Pulsar Using Data from NASA’s NICER Telescope on the ISS

Scientists using data from NASA’s NICER telescope onboard the ISS have created the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, according to...

Scarlett James
Monday, 16 December 2019 - 1:44PM