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Astronomers Find the Most Distant Known Object in the Solar System

Nicknamed “Farout,” the world is 120 times farther from the Sun than Earth.
Becky Ferreira
12.17.18
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.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.18
Some Assembly Required

The Telescopes of the Future Might Assemble Themselves in Space

The scientist behind the Modular Active Self-Assembling Space Telescope Swarm wants to make space telescopes less risky and more productive.
Becky Ferreira
5.2.18
Space

Scientists found another Earth-like planet, and even more are coming

“You’re right now standing on the threshold of the next sonic boom in exoplanet discoveries.”
Alex Lubben
11.15.17
Did You Hear That?

Inside China's Supermassive Alien-Searching Radio Dish

The 500 meter wide FAST dish has made a poor rural province the center of China's search for extraterrestrial life. But how likely is it the telescope will indeed start intercepting alien messages?
Jamie Fullerton
7.10.17
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This Guy Took Pictures of Jupiter with a Game Boy Camera and an Old Telescope

'2bit Astrophotography.'
Jed Whitaker
7.6.17
nasa

New Tool Allows Astronomers to Directly Observe Exoplanets

It’s kind of like observing “a speck of tinsel floating in front of a spotlight hundreds of miles away.”
Daniel Oberhaus
11.12.16
nasa

NASA's New Tool 'Scout' Spotted an Asteroid That Will Miss Earth by 300K Miles

A computer program being tested by NASA has identified an asteroid headed towards Earth, but estimates it will miss the planet by a couple hundred thousand miles.
Susmita Baral
10.30.16
Space

This Hubble Image Is a Premonition of the Sun’s Violent Death

This Hubble Image Is a Premonition of the Sun’s Violent Death
Becky Ferreira
9.25.16
Space

Watch This White Dwarf Mercilessly Wail On Its Red Dwarf Friend

“We realised we were seeing something extraordinary the more we progressed with our observations.”
Becky Ferreira
7.31.16
Space

World’s Most Powerful Radio Telescope Discovers 1300 New Galaxies in Trial Run

Operating at only one quarter of its full capacity, the MeerKAT telescope array found 1300 galaxies in a region of the universe where only 70 were known to exist previously.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.16
tech

If We Want to Find Aliens, We Need to Save the Arecibo Telescope

Arecibo Observatory, the world's largest radio telescope and an alien hunter's best bet at finding extraterrestrial life, could lose its funding and shut down.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.8.16
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