In 2012, astronomers discovered a cluster of twin galaxies colliding at an unimaginable speed. It was so massive that it earned the nickname El Gordo or “the Fat One.
Space January 17, 2018
Astronomers forecasted 2018 to open with a display of the Quadrantids, an annual meteor shower peaking this week. When and where is the best time to view this celestial event?
Space January 3, 2018
Next year was announced to offer numerous celestial events. Highlighted sightings include a supermoon coinciding with a lunar eclipse in January, five bright planets appearing in July, and shooting stars in August.
Space December 30, 2017
Scientists found no jet around the neutron star merger detected in August 2017. Therefore, they concluded GW170817 could be produced by a neutron-rich cocoon.
Space December 23, 2017
The European Space Agency has confirmed that asteroid 2012 TC4 will fly between Earth and the moon in October. The asteroid will not hit the planet.
Space August 12, 2017
An international team of astronomers discovered four Earth-sized exoplanets amid stellar noise. The planets are within the habitable zone and can be seen from Earth.
Space August 11, 2017
The Perseid meteor shower will not light up the night sky in an incredible display in 2017. NASA debunks rumors and says the moon will be brighter.
Space August 11, 2017
Astronomers from UC Berkeley visiting the Keck Observatory spotted a massive new storm system in Neptune. The strange bright storm is as wide as Earth.
Space August 5, 2017
A team of astronomers has announced the first detection of a possible exomoon 4,000 light years away. The candidate’s status may be confirmed by October 2017.
Space July 30, 2017
Astronomers believe that our galaxy could contain more brown dwarf stars than previously estimated. Star clusters outside the solar system reveal failed stars hidden in plain sight.
Space July 9, 2017
The Mayak CubeSat satellite is set to become one of the brightest artificial objects in the night sky once it gets into orbit and unfurls its pyramid-shaped solar reflector. What are the objectives of the crowdfunded space project?
Space June 30, 2017
The Lyrid meteor shower amazes sky watchers each year but just how much do people really know about it? Here are some facts about Lyrids to add to your knowledge.
Space April 22, 2017
A team of astronomers captured multiple images of the gravitational lensing of supernova iPTF16geu located about 4 billion light-years away. Find out more about this extremely rare cosmic event.
Space April 21, 2017
Astronomers first spotted the distant celestial object UZ224 in 2014. After years of observation, they reveal that 'DeeDee' meets all the new requirements to be considered a dwarf planet.
Space April 16, 2017
A scientific study finds that an Earth-sized water world revolving around two suns could remain habitable at a certain distance — and it won’t become a desert like Tatooine!
Space April 14, 2017
This is not an April Fools’ Day joke. Slooh recorded the closest approach of comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresák as it passed the Earth on April 1 but it’s still around.
Space April 1, 2017
Astronomers successfully mapped out the distribution of dark matter in three galaxy clusters, thanks to data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These dark matter maps offered scientists insight into the existence of cold dark matter particles.
Space March 2, 2017
Ever dreamed of being an astronomer? NASA wants your help finding an elusive and mysterious planet called Planet Nine, which scientists believe is located beyond Neptune.
Space February 17, 2017
Exoplanet Proxima B, touted as the “Earth Next Door,” may not be so habitable after all. In a new planet model, NASA scientists suggest that the atmosphere of such exoplanets may be threatened by oxygen loss.
Space February 9, 2017
Photos of a distant star and the four plants around it have been collected and turned into an animated GIF. Watch the giant planets in motion as they orbit the star.
Space February 5, 2017
Astronomers have discovered where fast radio bursts come from. What's surprising about the discovery is how the FRB 121102 came from a dwarf galaxy, and not a large galaxy.
Space January 5, 2017
A slushy ocean covered with layers of frozen nitrogen and water ice is likely hidden underneath Pluto’s iconic icy heart, a new study suggests. This subsurface ocean may explain the strange location of one of the dwarf planet’s regions.
Space November 16, 2016
China has begun operating the world's largest radio telescope on Sunday, Sept. 25 after five years of construction. The radio telescope is expected to lead the country in the search for alien life.
Space September 25, 2016
The zodiacs are still the same. NASA has clarified that it has not made changes to the zodiac, pointing out that it is focused on astronomy and not astrology.
Space September 21, 2016
Stargazers are in for a rare treat as a harvest moon will rise and shine on Friday night, Sept. 16. It's an extra-special phenomenon because it might be the last harvest eclipse moon until 2024.
Space September 16, 2016
A rocky, Venus-like exoplanet first reported in 2015 may potentially contain signs of oxygen in its atmosphere. However, the potential presence of oxygen does not mean that the exoplanet is habitable.
Space August 22, 2016
Using models typically used by climate scientists, a team of NASA astronomers determined whether Venus was once habitable or not. The results reveal an ancient Venus that is very different from what the planet is today.
Space August 12, 2016
A 'protoplanet-sized' asteroid may have sheared off a huge chunk of the moon and formed the Imbrium Basin, a new study suggests. What can this discovery tell us about the early solar system?
Space July 21, 2016
Could a supernova explosion that occurred hundreds of light-years away cause mass extinctions on Earth? A new study provides details on such an event that happened millions of years ago.
Space July 13, 2016
A rare 'Frankenstein' galaxy located 250 million light-years away may have been the result of separate entities merging together, a new study revealed. Scientists were surprised at the galaxy's bizarre characteristics.
Space July 12, 2016
How did HD 131399Ab come to have three stars? According to scientists, there are several possible scenarios that could help explain the exoplanet’s unusual system.
Space July 8, 2016
The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Crab Nebula like never before. What can astronomers learn from this new composite image?
Space July 7, 2016
Phobos and Deimos are the only major natural satellites orbiting Mars today, but computer simulations suggest they were once accompanied by a third, massive companion. What do we know about this ancient Martian moon?
Space July 5, 2016
Sand dunes on Mars have three types of ripples, while those on dry land here on Earth show just two. What can this tell us about the geological past of the Red Planet?
Space July 1, 2016
A rarely seen form of galaxy that resembles a tadpole has been imaged by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope. What secrets did Kiso 5639 reveal?
Space June 28, 2016
The star cluster NGC 1854 has been imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in a new photograph. What science can be gleaned from this dazzling image?
Space June 25, 2016
Neptune has developed a new dark vortex, whipping around the planet. The mighty storm has just been imaged by astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope.
Space June 23, 2016
Exoplanet K2-33b is the youngest fully formed exoplanet ever detected by NASA. The discovery of this baby exoplanet could teach us about the ABC's of planetary formation.
Space June 22, 2016
Venus may have hosted a large amount of water billions of years ago, but it evaporated. Scientists say the planet's 'electric wind' may have caused the lack of water.
Space June 21, 2016
This summer solstice also features another special treat - the strawberry moon! How can you see it?
June 19, 2016
The most distant oxygen ever seen in the visible universe was recorded in an ancient galaxy. What can this finding tell us about the earliest epoch of the Cosmos?
Space June 17, 2016
A new research has suggested that exoplanets may be routinely overestimated and that some are actually smaller than what scientists pegged them to be. Clouds and haze are to blame.
Space June 17, 2016
A quarry in Sweden is the resting place of a meteorite unlike any ever seen on Earth. What is the history and geology of this bizarre extinct meteorite?
Ancient June 16, 2016
Chiral molecules, essential to the operation of life processes, have been discovered outside the solar system for the first time. What can this mean to the search for life in space?
Space June 14, 2016
Could water found on the moon have arrived there from asteroids? A new study suggests that could be the case.
Space June 1, 2016