astronomy

10.2.19

A Nearby Cannibal Galaxy Is Going to Eat the Milky Way, Scientists Say

If Earth still hosts life in four billion years, whatever exists will be treated to the most spectacular night skies in the planet's history.

9.5.19

Why Alien Life Might Literally Glow

Scientists think that they can detect aliens by looking for bioluminescent glows.

8.20.19

Scientists Are 99% Sure They Just Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star

“If it turns out to be right, then we’ve confirmed a new type of star system. It’s that fundamental.”

6.27.19

Astronomers Finally Tracked the Source of a Mysterious Radio Burst From Space

“This is the big breakthrough that the field has been waiting for since astronomers discovered fast radio bursts in 2007.”

3.17.19

Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.

3.4.19

NASA Captures Stunning Images of ‘Nuclear Superbubbles’ in an Alien Galaxy

NGC 3079 is spitting out particles that balloon across thousands of light years in space.

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12.18.18

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.

11.14.18

Scientists Discover ‘Super-Earth’ That’s Only Six Light Years Away

Astronomers have been looking for exoplanets around Barnard’s Star for decades. Now, they’ve finally spotted one.

7.23.18

This Weekend We’re Getting a Blood Moon and the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century

Hold onto your butts people: the moon is going crazy.

7.17.18

Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter

The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.

7.12.18

For the First Time, Astronomers Detected a 'Ghost Particle' and Tracked it to Its Source

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, along with over a dozen other institutions, shed light on the high-energy universe with multi-messenger astronomy.

6.26.18
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