astronomy

3.18.19

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.

3.5.19

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.

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 seats 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.

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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.

6.15.18

A Black Hole Has Been Shredding a Star Twice the Size of the Sun for 10 Years

Astronomers have been watching the full fallout of a tidal disruption event for years.

1.15.17

The Milky Way Stole Some of its Outer Stars From Another Galaxy

We're not above pilfering a few choice stellar gems off other galaxies that stray too close.

1.10.17

Earth Was Almost Hit By An Asteroid and No One Saw it Coming

Asteroid 2017 AG13 was only spotted by scientists at the last minute.