astronomy

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NASA Captured Stunning New Images of the Interstellar Comet in Our Solar System

Unlike ʻOumuamua, the first interstellar object ever detected, comet 2I/Borisov is radiant and gassy.

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.

8.19.19

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.”

7.17.19

This Tabletop Gravitational Wave Detector Could Shed Light on Dark Matter

LIGO, the observatory that detected the first gravitational wave, stretches for miles. The Levitated Sensor Detector would fit in your living room.

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.”

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3.14.19

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.

1.28.19

Astronomers Discover Rare Kilometer-Sized Object in Outer Solar System

“We didn't even have enough money to build a second dome to protect our second telescope! Yet we still managed to make a discovery that is impossible for the big projects.”

1.9.19
12.17.18

Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

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

12.14.18

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”

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