Astronomy

Don’t Miss the Leonids

Don’t Miss the Leonids

One of the year's best meteor showers will be peaking soon! Read More »

Miner 2049’ers – Mining the Moon

Miner 2049’ers – Mining the Moon

When we've mined the Earth for all of the metals we can, will we look to space for more? We altready are. Read More »

Dwarf Planet has Ring, Looks like Potato

Dwarf Planet has Ring, Looks like Potato

Rings may be a common feature of objects that orbit outside of Neptune. Then, there's Haumea... Read More »

20 potentially inhabitable worlds found hiding in plain site

20 potentially inhabitable worlds found hiding in plain site

An analysis of data from the Kepler space telescope has revealed 20 promising worlds that might be able to host life. Read More »

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Giant Ice Blades Found on Pluto – NASA

NASA believes it may have an explanation for the strange formations resembling giant blades of ice on Pluto. Read More »

Jupiter’s strange auroras are weirder than expected

Jupiter’s strange auroras are weirder than expected

In a study published in Nature Astronomy this week, astronomers announced that they’d finally been able to observe Jupiter’s southern x-ray hot spot in detail using data from the XMM-Newton and Chandra space observatories in 2007 and 2016. Surprisin... Read More »

Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its star

Newly discovered planet is nearly 25 percent the size of its star

How does a gas giant form near a dwarf star? What does it take to build a gas giant? Building models of planet formation and studying exosolar systems have both provided us with some hints. But there’s a small but growing list of cases where t... Read More »

Astronomers Discover Extra-Solar Object Zipping Through the Solar System – ExtremeTech

Astronomers Discover Extra-Solar Object Zipping Through the Solar System – ExtremeTech

Astronomers track asteroids and comets in space near Earth, and some are unfathomably far away in the outer solar system. However, scientists may have spotted the first such object from someplace even more distant–another solar system. Source:... Read More »

Branching Out

Branching Out

The latest data from ESO’s Very Large Telescope suggests that the orbits of those stars around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way may show the subtle effects predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Read More »

Don’t Forget the Solar Eclipse:  Tomorrow!

Don’t Forget the Solar Eclipse: Tomorrow!

Don't miss the eclipse! Read More »

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