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Scientists Spot Star Devouring A Planet For The First Time

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

Earth's Neighboring Exoplanet Ross 128 B Has Perfect Conditions To Support Life: Study

By studying the host star of Ross 128 b, researchers determined the exoplanet is a rocky world with temperate. This means that it potentially has liquid water on the surface.

Space July 15, 2018

Hottest Planet Ever Found Is Boiling Off Its Own Atmosphere

Scientists found that the hottest exoplanet known to man is losing 100,000 tons of its atmosphere to its host star. In 200 years, the super hot Jupiter will likely be stripped down to its rocky core, the scientists said.

Space July 11, 2018

Milky Way Collision With Sausage Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago Was The Defining Moment In Galaxy’s History

The Milky Way crashed into a dwarf galaxy with a peculiar orbit 10 billion years ago. Experts said this was the most important moment in history that shaped the Milky Way into what it is today.

Space July 6, 2018

Superstar Eta Carinae Is Shooting Cosmic Rays To Earth

Through data from NASA’s NuSTAR telescope, astronomers confirmed the superstar Eta Carinae has been shooting cosmic rays to Earth. Before this, the origin of some unique X-rays and gamma rays detected on Earth was a mystery to experts.

Space July 4, 2018

Rare Carbonaceous Dust Common In Milky Way Found 11 Billion Light-Years Away

Scientists found a distant galaxy that contains the same type of rare interstellar dust as the Milky Way. The galaxy was found after experts detected a gamma-ray burst emitted by an exploding star.

Space July 4, 2018

Astronomers Detect The Magnetic Field Left Over By A Supernova For The First Time

The remains of a supernova just 168,000 light-years from Earth just created a magnetic field shaped like a wheel. This is the first magnetic field from an exploding star recorded in human history.

Space July 2, 2018

Hubble Space Telescope Captures Image Of Massive Globular Cluster That Hosts 10-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Hubble's Wide-Field Camera 3 or the WFC3 instrument captured images of the massive globular cluster NGC 6139 that orbits the Milky Way galaxy. The star cluster hosts stars that formed as early as 10 billion years ago.

Space June 30, 2018

Scientists Discover That The Milky Way Is Smothered In Gross 'Space Grease'

Scientists discovered the existence of 'space grease' and the quantity of it in the Milky Way galaxy. They recreated it in the lab to see how it absorbs certain kinds of light.

Space June 28, 2018

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion 100 Times Brighter Than A Supernova Baffles Scientists

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

The Milky Way Has Swallowed A Dozen Galaxies, And It’s Eating A New One Right Now

After investigating several globular clusters at the halo of the Milky Way, researchers concluded that the galaxy has been gobbling up several large galaxies for billions of years. It’s even eating one up right now.

Space June 25, 2018

Supermassive Stars May Have Been Born Amid Globular Clusters

Supermassive stars could have polluted stars in ancient globular clusters, scientists proposed. The new research could open new insight into how the early Universe evolved.

Space June 22, 2018

Red Nuggets Show Glimpse Into How Supermassive Black Holes Grow So Big

Supermassive black holes could possibly eat up the interstellar gas at the center of galaxies, killing off new stars before they are born and growing to their enormous size. The theory was proposed by astronomers working at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Space June 22, 2018

Scientist Says That Aliens Might Hijack Stars For Energy In Order To Survive In 100 Billion Years

An astrophysicist says that aliens might try to hoard stars for energy as the universe expands. Humans could catch the aliens doing this if missing stars are located.

Space June 20, 2018

Globular Clusters Not As Ancient As Previously Thought: These Star Clusters Formed About 4 Billion Years After Big Bang

Researchers used BPASS models to study binary star systems believed to be as old as their host clusters. Findings showed globular clusters could be 4 billion years younger than previously thought.

Space June 20, 2018

Astronomers Find Best Evidence Of Elusive Intermediate-Mass Black Hole

Astronomers detected a flare of radiation in a distant galaxy that was emitted as a star is being devoured by a black hole. The intermediate-mass black hole candidate has a mass about 50,000 times that of the sun.

Space June 19, 2018

Three Jupiter-Like Planets Orbiting An Infant Star Are Youngest Planets Ever Seen

Astronomers discovered a trio of new planets as large as Jupiter around a young star. The new planetary system is 330 light-years away from Earth.

Space June 15, 2018

Astronomers Discover Black Hole 20 Million Times Larger Than The Sun Eating A Star

For the first time ever, astronomers witnessed a black hole devouring a star. They used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to track this tidal disruption event (TDE).

Space June 14, 2018

Remnants Of Merging Galaxies Discovered Within Milky Way

Scientists identified the relics of five star clusters that merged with small galaxies to form the Milky Way. They also found a large 'blob' of stars that could be a larger galaxy colliding to become part of the Milky Way.

Space June 13, 2018

New Discovery About Massive Stars Could Change How We Understand The History Of The Universe

Researchers found that there are more massive stars scattered across space-time than previously thought. The new discovery could upend current notions about how stars and galaxies were formed.

Space June 12, 2018

Diamonds In Space Explain Mysterious Glow In Milky Way Galaxy

Astronomers have identified diamonds as the reason for anomalous microwave emission, a mysterious cosmic glow coming from newborn stars across the Milky Way galaxy. The findings also have implications on the studies of the Big Bang.

Space June 12, 2018

Planets Orbiting Alpha Centauri Stars Not Bombarded By X-Ray Radiation Hazardous To Life

Any planets orbiting two of the stars of Alpha Centauri are not likely bombarded by hazardous x-ray radiation. Planets located in Alpha Centauri A's habitable zone would receive a lower dose of x-rays than similar solar system planets orbiting the sun.

Space June 11, 2018

Magnetic Fields Detected In 'Pillars Of Creation' Shed Light On How Stars Form

Subtle magnetic fields were discovered in the Pillars of Creation, a structure of cosmic dust and gas that form part of the Eagle Nebula. What does the discovery tell about star formation?

Space June 10, 2018

It Takes 2 Trillion Years To Cross The Milky Way Disc On A 60 MPH Car

The Milky Way galaxy was found to be larger than previously believed. Researchers discovered that it takes 200,000 years traveling at the speed of light to cross the galactic disc.

Space June 9, 2018

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars

Space June 8, 2018

Puffy Exoplanet Contains Unusually High Amounts Of Lithium And Possible Signs Of Water

Scientists found strangely vast amounts of lithium, sodium, and potassium in a rare exoplanet just 332 light-years away. They also detected weak but distinctive possible signs of water.

Space June 4, 2018

Here Is How It Looks Like When A Black Hole Swallows A Star

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

Two Galaxies Collide To Form One Luminous, Starburst Galaxy

NASA released the newest image of NGC-3256, a starburst galaxy 100 million light- years away. Starburst galaxies are one of the brightest objects in the sky and are formed usually when two galaxies collide.

Space June 2, 2018

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

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