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Astronomers find formula for subsurface oceans in exomoons

So far, the search for extraterrestrial life has focused on planets at a distance from their star where liquid water is possible on the...

New discovery: first asteroid population from outside our solar system

Ka`epaoka`awela asteroid1 surprised the world in 2018: it was the first object in the solar system that was demonstrated to be of extrasolar origin....

EXPRES looks to the skies of a scorching, distant planet

Yale technology is giving astronomers a closer look at the atmosphere of a distant planet where it’s so hot the air contains vaporized metals. The...

New Comprehensive Geologic Map of the Moon Released

Have you ever wondered what kind of rocks make up those bright and dark splotches on the moon? Well, the USGS has just released...

Astronomers Watch a Nova Go From Start to Finish for the...

A nova is a dramatic episode in the life of a binary pair of stars. It’s an explosion of bright light that can last...

LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black...

The expectations of the gravitational-wave research community have been fulfilled: gravitational-wave discoveries are now part of their daily work as they have identified in...

Exoplanet Apparently Disappears in Latest Hubble Observations

Now you see it, now you don't. What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system has now seemingly vanished from sight. Though...

ALMA Reveals Unusual Composition of Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov

A galactic visitor entered our solar system last year – interstellar comet 2I/Borisov. When astronomers pointed the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) toward the comet...

A ‘bucket full of photons’ may yield clues about the Sun’s...

The first images from the National Science Foundation’s 4-meter Inouye Solar Telescope, released in late January, revealed the Sun in jaw-dropping detail. The telescope’s...

California Nebula Stars in Final Mosaic by NASA’s Spitzer

Five days before NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope ended its mission on Jan. 30, 2020, scientists used the spacecraft's infrared camera to take multiple images...

This is How the ESA and NASA Will be Working Together...

In the near future, sample-return missions from Mars will finally be a reality. For decades, scientists have analyzed the composition of Martian rocks and...

New clues to predict the risks astronauts will face from space...

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, aims to send human missions to Mars in the 2030s. But scientists are still trying to learn...

CHEOPS space telescope ready for scientific operation

CHEOPS has reached its next milestone: Following extensive tests in Earth's orbit, some of which the mission team was forced to carry out from...

ESO Telescope Sees Star Dance Around Supermassive Black Hole, Proves Einstein...

Observations made with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) have revealed for the first time that a star orbiting the supermassive black hole at the...

Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone,...

Piercing the Dark Birthplaces of Massive Stars with Webb

High-mass stars, which are eight or more times the mass of our Sun, live hard and die young. They often end their short lives...

NASA Missions Help Reveal the Power of Shock Waves in a...

Unprecedented observations of a nova outburst in 2018 by a trio of satellites, including two NASA missions, have captured the first direct evidence that...

New formation theory explains the mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua

Since its discovery in 2017, an air of mystery has surrounded the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system, an elongated, cigar-shaped...

Hubble Spots Spirals Within a Spiral

At first glance, the subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image looks to be a simple spiral galaxy, with two pinwheeling arms emerging...

In a First, NASA Measures Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the largest planet in our...

Are gamma ray burst is powered by the collapse of a...

When a massive star in a distant galaxy collapses, forming a black hole, two giant jets of light-emitting plasma shoot from its core. These...

Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole of an elusive class known as "intermediate-mass," which...

Free-Floating Stars in the Milky Way’s Bulge

The path of a light beam is bent by the presence of mass, as explained by General Relativity. A massive body can therefore act...

ALMA Resolves Gas Impacted by Young Jets from Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array...

The Strange Orbits of ‘Tatooine’ Planetary Disks

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact...

Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies

Using the unique capabilities of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the most energetic outflows ever witnessed in the universe....

On the Origin of Massive Stars

A scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of...

Research Team Discovers Path to Razor-Sharp Black Hole Images

Last April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sparked international excitement when it unveiled the first image of a black hole. Today, a team of...

Astronomers discovered a binary star that pulsates on one side

Astronomers discovered a binary star that pulsates on one side, A star that pulsates on just one side has been discovered in the Milky...

Scientists use slime mold to trace the filaments of the cosmic...

Scientists use slime mold to trace the filaments of the cosmic web, A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow...

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