Astronomers observed a young star swallowing a planet or two into its rotating disk. The star belongs to the Taurus-Auriga constellation and is just 450 light-years away from Earth.
Space July 19, 2018
The longest total lunar eclipse of the century is about to happen next week. Here are the best times and places to view this once-in-a-lifetime event from Earth.
Space July 18, 2018
Astronomers discovered a bright green comet streaking through the northern hemisphere’s skies. The comet is currently surrounded by a dust cloud twice as big as Jupiter, making it easily visible to observers on Earth.
Space July 9, 2018
Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.
Space June 27, 2018
Researchers invented a new model that helps them understand how a black hole devours a star. The framework can provide new insight into black holes and their mysterious lives.
Space June 2, 2018
Unusual laser beams were detected in the core of Ant Nebula as shown in the data by the Herschel Space Observatory. Astronomers said this phenomenon could mean the presence of a two-star system.
Space May 21, 2018
Astronomers found the fastest growing black hole outside the Milky Way. They reported that the size of the supermassive black hole is comparable to 20 billion stars combined with a growth rate of 1 percent per 1 million years.
Space May 15, 2018
The sun will turn into a luminous planetary nebula when it dies in approximately 5 billion years. As the sun ages, its temperature will reach up to 30,000 degrees Celsius, eventually engulfing Mercury and Venus.
Space May 14, 2018
Astronomers and ecologists are working together to repurpose a galaxy-hunting tool into a poacher-hunting tool to help save endangered species. Scheduled for several forthcoming trials, the tool relies on thermal signatures and machine learning software.
Animals April 4, 2018
NASA astronomer Jill Tarter is known for being portrayed by Jodie Foster in the film 'Contact' and now she's making a bold prediction. Tarter says that the Earth will find alien life by the end of the century.
Space March 26, 2018
People still aren't sure who discovered the planet Mars, but it is now known that it wasn't this professor. An account of his discovery of the planet Mars was published in an astronomy news service.
Space March 22, 2018
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
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
An asteroid known as 2018 DV1 is passing near our planet on Friday at 12:54 p.m. EST. Although invisible to the naked eye, it can be viewed through a live stream by The Virtual Telescope Project 2.0.
Space March 2, 2018
An amateur astronomer recently scanned the skies and accidentally found what seemed to be a long lost NASA satellite, missing since late 2005. NASA has now confirmed that it is indeed the IMAGE satellite it lost 12 years ago.
Space February 1, 2018
Rocket Lab's Humanity Star drew backlash from the scientific community. The reflective orb will not be a permanent feature of the night sky, but why are scientists concerned about its launch?
Space January 27, 2018
Dozens of space rock hunters flocked to Hamburg Township looking for meteorites worth thousands of dollars each. Unfortunately, not all of them know exactly where to look for extraterrestrial treasure.
Space January 19, 2018
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