Astronomy

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

NASA: Fireball Over Cuba Exploded With Energy of One Kiloton of TNT

If you were in the Florida Keys or Viñales, Cuba last Friday and you saw a fireball explode overhead with an ear-shattering sonic...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 - 11:43AM

What's This Weekend's 'Super Blood Wolf Moon' All About, Anyway?

If you're seeing news of the upcoming super-blood-wolf-moon-apocalypse and thinking to yourself, "wait, didn't we just have one of...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 16 January 2019 - 10:37AM

One of Our Closest Neighboring Stars May Have a Super-Earth Capable of Supporting Life

Though you might not have heard of it, Barnard's Star is something of a celebrity among fans of science and sci-fi--apart from being...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 14 January 2019 - 12:51PM

Citizen Scientists Helped Discover a Distant Exoplanet That May Hold Liquid Water

Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a group of citizen scientists have made an intriguing discovery: an exoplanet twice...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 11 January 2019 - 9:56AM

Who's Calling? Scientists Pick Up Mysterious Repeating Radio Signals From Distant Galaxy

Like Tabby's Star, the mystery surrounding 'fast radio bursts' (or FRBs) has piqued the interest of scientists and science enthusiasts...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 10 January 2019 - 12:42PM

NASA's TESS Telescope Just Found An Unusually Cool Sub-Neptune Alien Planet And Six Supernovae

Since its first published photo in May, NASA's TESS (short for "Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite") has discovered more than 80...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 - 12:25PM

Astronomers Have Discovered Earth-Like Planets That May Have Plentiful Rubies and Sapphires

When Goldman Sachs declared that the first trillionaire would make their money in mining asteroids (like Psyche 16, a space rock...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 21 December 2018 - 12:41PM

NASA Research Confirms That Saturn Is Losing Its Rings at an 'Extremely Fast' Pace

We wouldn't say we take Saturn's rings for granted, but the idea of them someday not being there has never really crossed our minds,...

Andrew LaSane
Tuesday, 18 December 2018 - 10:57AM

Researchers Have Discovered a Neptune-Sized "Balloon" Planet With a Helium-Filled Atmosphere

An international group of researchers led by a team at the University of Geneva have found an exoplanet with an atmosphere that is...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 07 December 2018 - 1:09PM

Prehistoric Cave Drawings Suggest Early Humans Were Advanced Astronomers

They may not have had WiFi or indoor plumbing, but our cave dwelling ancestors were smarter and much more advanced than some people...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 - 11:15AM

Instead of Alien Life, Astronomers Just Found Water on This Giant Exoplanet

Despite millions of light-years between us and most exoplanets, we're not only getting better at spotting them, we're now able to...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 26 November 2018 - 1:05PM

Astronomers Spot Two Starless Rogue Planets Drifting Through Space

Over the past year or so, different scientific studies have argued that so-called 'rogue planets' (ie, planets without a star to...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:02PM