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.
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.
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.”
Citizen Scientists Help Spot a Potentially Habitable Planet Nearly Twice the Size of Earth
K2-288Bb is located 226 light years away.
Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System
Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
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.”
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.
Rare Sighting of Two Rogue Planets That Do Not Orbit Stars
There may be more starless planets than stars in the Milky Way.
How a Star Is Born, According to Astronomers
With the release of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's 'A Star is Born' we talked to astronomers about how actual stars form in the cosmos.
Astronomers May Have Discovered the First Known ‘Exomoon’
A new study suggests that the Jupiter-sized planet Kepler-1625b may host a Neptune-sized moon.
The Most Unknown
What Baby Stars and Meteorites Can Tell Us About Our Solar System’s Past
Rachel Smith studies the birth of stars to better understand the origins of life on Earth, and perhaps elsewhere in the universe.
Twelve New Moons Discovered Orbiting Jupiter
The moons were discovered serendipitously while astronomers hunted for the hypothetical Planet Nine.