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Stars Found To Have Formed Only 250 Million Years After The Big Bang

Astronomers have found stars that formed just 250 million years after the Big Bang. This is the first time that astronomers have detected stars that are that old.

Space May 16, 2018

Astronomers Chart 3D Shape Of Musca Cloud For The First Time By Watching It 'Sing'

Astronomers from the University of Crete charted the 3D structure of the Musca cloud for the first time. Their model revealed that it was shaped like a pancake and not like a needle as what previous studies stated.

Space May 12, 2018

Scientists Discover 'Thousands' Of Black Holes Three Light Years Within Our Milky Way Galaxy

Researchers from Columbia University made a shocking discovery in our milky way galaxy. Evidence of thousands of black holes were discovered within three light years of the heart of the milky way galaxy.

Space May 11, 2018

Stephen Hawking's Hunt For Alien Life Gets Big Boost With Expanded Survey Of Milky Way Stars

Stephen Hawking was part of a project that collects deep space data to find signs of alien life. A new hardware used by the Parkes Radio Telescope used by the Breakthrough Listen Initiative expands survey of the sky.

Space May 9, 2018

Scientists Say The Sun Will Become A Bright Planetary Nebula When It Dies In 10 Billion Years

A new study reveals what will happen to the sun after it dies in 10 billion years from now. Researchers believe it will become a planetary nebula as bright as other stars.

Space May 7, 2018

Merging Black Holes And Stellar Winds Slow Down Star Formation In Butterfly Galaxy

The butterfly-shaped galaxy NGC 6240 sees intense star formation with the merging of the two supermassive black holes at its center. Researchers found what powers down its ability to form new stars.

Space April 19, 2018

Milky Way Stars's DNA May Help Astronomers Find Sun's Siblings

Stars have DNA, which can help astronomers search for the sun's long-lost siblings. The GALAH survey matches the DNA between stars to find their missing brothers and sisters.

Space April 18, 2018

Jupiter Shines Bright In April Night Sky For Stargazers: Here's How To See The 'Jupiter Triangle'

Jupiter, which will be shining bright in the night sky starting this April, is part of a new celestial formation named the 'Jupiter Triangle.' Here's how to see it, according to astronomer Joe Rao.

Space April 9, 2018

Check Out New York City Without Light Pollution

New York without light pollution is a gorgeous place. That’s exactly what the Skyglow project wanted to illustrate ahead of the upcoming Dark Sky Week, which encourages people to turn off their lights.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2018

Kepler Space Telescope Captures Violent Death Of Cocooned Star

For the first time, an international team of astronomers chanced upon a Fast-Evolving Luminous Transit. The rare explosion of the cocooned star has occurred 1.3 billion light-years away from the Earth.

Space March 27, 2018

Alien Megastructure Star: Dimming Of Tabby's Star Sets New Record

The mysterious Tabby's star has again experienced dramatic dips in brightness this March. What are the possible causes of the so-called alien megastructure star's sporadic brightening and dimming?

Space March 27, 2018

Neanderthals, Early Humans May Have Seen Alien Star That Sideswiped Solar System 70,000 Years Ago

The Scholz´s star flew by the Solar System and moved comets and asteroids off of orbits 70,000 years ago. The Neanderthals and early humans who looked up the night sky may have seen it as a faint reddish light.

Space March 24, 2018

Google Honors Mexican Astronomer And Priest of Telescope Guillermo Haro With A Doodle

Google is paying tribute to legendary Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro with a doodle on what would have been his 105th birthday. Haro is renowned for discovering several nebulae and flare stars in the cosmos.

Space March 22, 2018

Visiting Star Threw Comets And Asteroids Off Their Orbits 70,000 Years Ago

In the prehistoric times, a red dwarf passed and knocked off some parts of the Oort Cloud and created new objects with an unusual orbit. Instead of moving in a circular motion, they follow a V-shaped path.

Space March 22, 2018

Stephen Hawking Proposed Theory On How The Universe Will End Two Weeks Before His Death

Before dying, Stephen Hawking did more than just mathematically prove the existence of multiple universes. He also detailed how darkness will eventually swallow the entire Universe, causing its ultimate end.

Space March 20, 2018

Mysterious Signal In The Center Of The Milky Way Comes From Old Stars, Not Dark Matter

Researchers have been able to locate the source of a mysterious signal at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. They've concluded that this signal comes from very old stars.

Space March 14, 2018

Stars That Formed 180 Million Years After The Big Bang Offer Clues About Dark Matter

Astronomers reported finding the apparent fingerprint of the first stars of the universe, which formed about 180 million years after the Big Bang. What does this tell about dark matter?

Space March 1, 2018

Most Distant Supernova Ever Detected Is A Stellar Explosion That Took Place 10.5 Billion Years Ago

Light from DES16C2nm took 10.5 billion years to reach Earth, making it the most distant and oldest supernova discovered. What is the other reason astronomers are interested to study this stellar explosion?

Space February 21, 2018

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Proposes New Definition For Planets

The debate on planet formation is never ending. Astrophysicist Kevin Shchlaufman presents a new argument that celestial bodies with more than ten times the mass of Jupiter are not planets but brown dwarfs.

Space January 24, 2018

Odd Star Unveils Lonely Black Hole Hiding In Globular Cluster

Astronomers in Chile spotted a star that was behaving unusually. It seemed like it was orbiting an invisible object with a mass more massive than the Earth’s Sun.

Space January 18, 2018

Overabundance Of Massive Stars Could Explain Evolution Of The Universe

Massive stars up to 300 times larger than the Sun were proven to actually exist and more than a thousand of them were recently found along the Tarantula Nebula. With this discovery, astronomers could be one step closer to discovering the origin of the Universe.

Space January 5, 2018

This Is What Happens When Neutron Stars Collide

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

Zombie Star: Astronomers Find Supernova That Did Not Die Even After Exploding

The supernova PTF14hls, which managed to survive an explosion in 1954, exploded again and continued to survive. What are the characteristics of this zombie star that defy astronomers' understanding of stellar death?

Space November 9, 2017

Astronomers Solve Mystery Of Strange Signals From Red Dwarf Star Ross 128

After further observations, astronomers have identified the source of the strange signals from a red dwarf star detected by the Arecibo observatory. The Weird! signal is not from aliens.

Space July 22, 2017

Astronomers Detect Mysterious Signals From Red Dwarf Star 11 Light-Years Away From Planet Earth

Scientists using the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico detected an almost periodic signal coming from the small and dim star Ross 128 located 11 light-years away. Are these radio emissions signals from intelligent alien life?

Space July 17, 2017

The Smallest Star Ever Found Might Have Earth-Like Planets

Researchers have discovered the smallest star ever found in the universe. More interestingly, it may harbor Earth-like planets that might be capable of sustaining life.

Space July 16, 2017

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Fireworks Image Of Stars That Formed Just After The Big Bang

Gravitational lensing and new computational methods helped NASA's Hubble Space Telescope capture sharper images of a galaxy that formed 2.7 billion years after the Big Bang. The images revealed two dozen clumps of newborn stars.

Space July 9, 2017

Milky Way Galaxy Could Be Home Of 100 Billion Failed Stars

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

Fastest Stars In Milky Way Are Galactic Fugitives That May Reveal Secrets Of Dark Matter And Our Galaxy

Hypervelocity stars in the Milky Way are likely fugitives from a neighboring galaxy. These fast-moving objects have traveled great distances they may unveil secrets of dark matter and the Sagittarius A black hole.

Space July 7, 2017

Fastest-Moving Stars In The Milky Way May Have Been From Neighboring Galaxies

So-called hypervelocity stars may have been blasted off the front of the so-called Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a new study has proposed. Learn more about these stars moving so rapidly that they can escape the Milky Way galaxy.

Space July 5, 2017

Russia To Launch CubeSat Satellite Set To Be The Brightest Artificial Object In The Night Sky

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

All Stars Including The Solar System's Sun Likely Born With Twin

New analysis strengthens the "born together" hypothesis, which posits that stars are born with companions. Models even back up the idea that the solar system’s sun has a twin.

Space June 16, 2017

Did The Sun Have A Twin? Scientists Say Yes And It May Have Wiped Out The Dinosaurs

Latest study has led researchers to believe that all stars are born with twins. In the sun's case, Nemesis, as it is called, may have been responsible for the end of the dinosaurs.

Space June 14, 2017

Scientists Discover New Planet That Is Hotter Than Some Stars

Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that is hotter than some stars. KELT-9b orbits a blue star that is 650 miles away from the Earth.

Space June 7, 2017

Still Undiscovered, Giant Gas Planet With 50 Times Jupiter’s Mass Could Be Causing Mysterious Eclipses

PDS 110’s mysterious eclipses could be caused by an unknown exoplanet. The gas giant orbiting the star is most likely encircled by a ring of dust, as shown in an artistic rendition of the new planet.

Space June 2, 2017

Dying Star Gives Birth To A Black Hole

A massive star in a nearby galaxy was being reborn into a black hole without a bang. Scientists said the black hole candidate may have been formed through a process known as failed supernova.

Space May 26, 2017

Atmosphere Of Hot Steam Detected Around Earth-Like Planet GJ 1132b

Astronomers have detected for the first time an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet. Super-Earth GJ 1132b, which revolves around a very low-mass star, is potentially a water world with atmosphere of hot steam.

Space April 6, 2017

Supermassive Black Holes Form Stars From Rapid Outflows Of Gases

A team of astronomers has discovered that supersized black holes do not only rip stars apart but also create them. The discovery could lead to better understanding how galaxies are formed.

Space March 29, 2017

Fast Radio Bursts Linked To Advanced Extraterrestrial Technology: Other Space Phenomena Suggesting Aliens Are Real

Harvard researchers suggest that interstellar spacecraft in faraway galaxies could be behind fast radio bursts. Here are other phenomena in space that some scientists think have alien origins.

Space March 13, 2017

Stars Are Ripped Apart By Black Holes 100 Times More Often Than Previously Thought

Supermassive black holes rip stars apart 100 times more often than previously thought in a cosmic event known as Tidal Disruptive Events (TDEs). TDEs are useful to locate supermassive black holes that will aid in the study of their strong gravity.

Space February 28, 2017

Baby Supernova Sheds Light On How Stellar Explosions Happen

The discovery a nwwborn supernova can help shed light on how giant stellar explosions happen. Discovered three hours after its explosion, the cosmic baby belongs to the most common variety, Type II supernova.

Space February 19, 2017

Cosmic Valentine? Far-Off Star Beats Like A Heart In Response To Orbiting Exoplanet

Astronomers have spotted a star beating like a heart in response to an orbiting exoplanet. Star pulsations are nothing new but this is the first time that the phenomenon was attributed to a planet.

Space February 16, 2017

60 New Planets Found Orbiting Stars Near Solar System

Scientists discovered 60 new exoplanets including a super-Earth orbiting stars near the solar system. How does this challenge conventional ideas about planets?

Space February 16, 2017

Huge Star Database Made Public: Now You Can Discover Exoplanets At Home

An international team has released a huge dataset of astronomical observations, including over 1,600 nearby stars. With this new development, you can now search for 'alien worlds' in the comfort of your own home.

Space February 15, 2017

Scientists Discover A Supernova Just After Its Explosion

In an exciting discovery, astronomers have spotted a supernova merely three hours after it exploded in the galaxy. The scientists have revealed that the star was emitting gaseous matter prior to explosion.

Space February 14, 2017

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