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Scientists Just Discovered 39 'Invisible' Galaxies

These ancient galaxies, known as H-dropouts, defy our current understanding of the early universe.
Becky Ferreira
8.7.19
Motherboard

Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black hole.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.31.18
ALIENS

Massive Telescope Will Be Upgraded to Study the Nearest Exoplanets to Earth

Proxima b is the closest known exoplanet to our solar system. Now the Very Large Telescope will look for its neighbors.
Becky Ferreira
1.11.17
Space

This Double Star System Could Explode Next Week, or in Ten Thousand Years

A deeper look at Eta Carinae.
Madison Margolin
10.26.16
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
nasa

Check Out These Images of Jupiter’s Glowing Cloud Layers

The new images give us a sneak peek at what Juno will witness as it orbits the gas giant.
Amy Thompson
6.27.16
Science

Astronomers Find the Most Massive Overlapping Star System Ever

Some like it hot. As in “40,000 degrees Celsius” hot.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.15
nasa

Astronomers Detect Speeding Mystery Waves in the Debris Disc of a Nearby Star

Based on current knowledge, they're unexplainable.
Michael Byrne
10.7.15
nasa

This Young Star Is a Window Into the Sun’s Past

Astronomers glimpse the innermost region of a developing star.
Becky Ferreira
9.14.15
chile

Astronomers Capture the Birth of the Universe’s First ‘Normal’ Galaxies

“For the first time we are seeing early galaxies not merely as tiny blobs, but as objects with internal structure!”
Becky Ferreira
7.27.15
Space

The Medusa Nebula Is a Spectacular Final Breath for a Dying Star

A technicolor funeral.
Michael Byrne
5.20.15
Motherboard Blog

Bask in the Explosive Brilliance of the Fried Egg Nebula

There's a curious breed of person who wanders the world's beaches and mini-malls, in all of their leathery, charred glory: the tanning addict. No matter how many hours they bake, basted in oil, the Sun simply isn't strong enough for them. Luckily...
Derek Mead
9.28.11