Voyager 2 Illuminates Boundary of Interstellar Space

One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun.

First Identification of a Heavy Element Born from Neutron Star Collision

For the first time, a freshly made heavy element, strontium, has been detected in space, in the aftermath of a merger of two neutron...

Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that scientists have been trying to build...

ESO Telescope Reveals What Could be the Smallest Dwarf Planet yet...

Astronomers using ESO’s SPHERE instrument at the Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed that the asteroid Hygiea could be classified as a dwarf planet. The...

Enigmatic Radio Burst Illuminates a Galaxy’s Tranquil Halo

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have for the first time observed that a fast radio burst passed through a galactic halo. Lasting less than...

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