Astronomers have found a new class of cosmic explosions

Astronomers have found two objects that, added to a strange object discovered in 2018, constitute a new class of cosmic explosions. The new type...

MAVEN Maps Electric Currents around Mars that are Fundamental to Atmospheric...

Five years after NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft entered into orbit around Mars, data from the mission has led to the creation of a map of...

New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures

A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in...

Astronomers captured an image of a “cosmic ring of fire” as...

Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11...

A Phd student clears up massive black hole confusion

Black holes are among the most enigmatic objects in our universe. These mysterious celestial bodies do not emit any light of their own and...

Swarm probes weakening of Earth’s magnetic field

In an area stretching from Africa to South America, Earth’s magnetic field is gradually weakening. This strange behaviour has geophysicists puzzled and is causing...

The first known Jupiter Trojan asteroid to have sprouted a comet-like...

Asteroids and comets are often thought of as distinct types of small bodies, but astronomers have discovered an increasing number of “crossovers.” These objects...

Hubble Sees Stellar Glitter in a Cosmic Void

Unlike a spiral or elliptical galaxy, the galaxy KK 246 looks like glitter spilled across a black velvet sheet. KK 246, also known as...

ALMA found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the...

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The...

NASA’s Webb Will Study the ‘Building Blocks’ of Our Solar System

Millions of asteroids roam our solar system. Many are clustered between Mars and Jupiter in the main asteroid belt while another group, known as...

A neutron star binary this massive has never been seen in...

Earlier this year, an international team of scientists announced the second detection of a gravitational-wave signal from the collision of two neutron stars. The...

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments inside cygnus spacecraft

NASA ignited another set of space fire experiments last week when Saffire IV lit a number of longer, stronger flames inside Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus...

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made...

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx ready for touchdown on asteroid bennu’s surface

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is officially prepared for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu’s surface. The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification and...

ESO telescope have revealed the telltale signs of a star system...

Observations made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT) have revealed the telltale signs of a star system being born. Around...

Ultra-thin sail could speed journey to other star systems

A tiny sail made of the thinnest material known – one carbon-atom-thick graphene – has passed initial tests designed to show that it could...

NASA’s Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Chilly Ancient Mars Buried in...

By studying the chemical elements on Mars today — including carbon and oxygen — scientists can work backwards to piece together the history of...

New Study Estimates the Odds of Life and Intelligence Emerging Beyond...

Humans have been wondering whether we are alone in the universe since antiquity. We know from the geological record that life started relatively quickly, as...

First Independent Confirmation of PDS 70 Protoplanets

New evidence shows the first-ever pictures capturing the birth of a pair of planets orbiting the star PDS 70 are in fact authentic. Using a...

New fermi catalog adds 2000 gamma-ray sources

The Fermi-LAT collaboration has published its fourth source catalog, named 4FGL. Based on eight years of data, it contains 5064 celestial objects emitting gamma...

Studies predict 100 more undiscovered galaxies are out there orbiting the...

We live in a big-city galaxy. The Milky Way is so big it has satellite galaxies that orbit it, just as the Moon orbits...

New model explains the Origin of Fermi Bubbles and Galactic Center...

A pair of gigantic gamma-ray bubbles centered on the core of the Milky Way galaxy were discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope 10...

Mergers between black holes and neutron stars in dense star clusters

Mergers between black holes and neutron stars in dense star clusters are quite unlike those that form in isolated regions where stars are few....

Magnetic north and the elongating blob

For some years now, scientists have been puzzling over why the north magnetic pole has been making a dash towards Siberia. Thanks, in part,...

Seeing the Universe Through New Lenses

Like crystal balls for the universe’s deeper mysteries, galaxies and other massive space objects can serve as lenses to more distant objects and phenomena...

Astrophysicists have come close to solving the mystery of where high-energy...

Russian astrophysicists have come close to solving the mystery of where high-energy neutrinos come from in space. The team compared the data on the...

Tiny NASA Satellite Captures First Image of Clouds and Aerosols

The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved “first light” on April 16. The tiny satellite sent back its very first image over Europe with...

Laser-powered rover to explore Moon’s dark shadows

A laser light shone through the dark could power robotic exploration of the most tantalising locations in our Solar System: the permanently-shadowed craters around...

Astronomers found new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one...

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The...

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