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NASA Planet Hunter Finds Earth-Size Habitable-Zone World

January 7, 2020

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone, the range…
NASA’s TESS Mission Uncovers Its 1st World With Two Stars

January 7, 2020

In 2019, when Wolf Cukier finished his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he joined…
Giant galaxy is almost as old as the Universe it self

December 19, 2019

Researchers have spotted that an enormous galaxy grew very big surprisingly fast after Big Bang. This has been…
Spin doctors: Astrophysicists find that when galaxies rotate, size matters

November 22, 2019

The direction in which a galaxy spins depends on its mass, researchers have found. A team of astrophysicists…
NASA’s Fermi, Swift Missions Enable a New Era in Gamma-ray Science

November 21, 2019

A pair of distant explosions discovered by NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory have…
This mosaic image of asteroid Bennu is composed of 12 PolyCam images collected on Dec. 2 by the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft from a range of 15 miles (24 km). Credits: NASA/Goddard/University of Arizona
First Detection of Sugars in Meteorites Gives Clues to Origin of Life

November 20, 2019

An international team has found sugars essential to life in meteorites. The new discovery adds to the growing…
Ancient gas cloud reveals that the universe’s first stars formed quickly

November 11, 2019

The discovery of a 13 billion-year-old cosmic cloud of gas enabled a team of Carnegie astronomers to perform…
Universe is a Sphere and Not Flat After All According to a New Research

November 7, 2019

The universe is a seemingly endless sea filled with stars, galaxies, and nebulae. In it, we see patterns…
Combing Through The “X-Ray Files”

November 2, 2019

In its 20 years of operations, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has observed hundreds of thousands of X-ray sources…
Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy

October 31, 2019

Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego’s Alison Coil, Rhodes…
Image credit: NASA, ESA, and J. Dalcanton, B.F. Williams, and M. Durbin (University of Washington)
Menacing-Looking ‘Face’ Formed by Titanic Smashup Between Two Galaxies

October 30, 2019

When astronomers peer deep into space, they don’t expect to find something staring back at them. In this…
DESI Opens Its 5000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos

October 28, 2019

A new instrument installed on a telescope in Arizona (USA) that will observe a record number of galaxies…
Gemini Helps Map Larger than Expected Structure of Ancient Supercluster

October 23, 2019

In a recent collaborative study, Gemini Observatory and Subaru Telescope uncover the massive (and larger than expected) structure…
Violent flaring revealed at the heart of a black hole system

October 22, 2019

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a…
Unexamined lunar rocks indicate early bombardment

October 17, 2019

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists has challenged the long-standing theory that the moon experienced…
Are We Alone in the Universe? Rutgers Professor Explores Possibility of Life on Mars and Beyond

October 15, 2019

People have spent centuries wondering whether life exists beyond Earth, but only recently have scientists developed the tools…
This is how a “fuzzy” universe may have looked

October 3, 2019

Scientists simulate early galaxy formation in a universe of dark matter that is ultralight, or “fuzzy,” rather than…
The red objects are zoomed-in figures of the 12 galaxies found in the most distant protocluster. Six of these galaxies were found by Gemini Observatory. Credit: NAOJ/Harikane et al.
Record-Breaking Protocluster Takes Fast-track

September 30, 2019

The discovery of the most distant large-scale cluster of galaxies in the very young Universe has astronomers puzzling…
NASA Visualization Shows a Black Hole’s Warped World

September 26, 2019

This new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as…
Black Hole Seeds Missing in Cosmic Garden

September 25, 2019

In the vast garden of the universe, the heaviest black holes grew from seeds. Nourished by the gas…
NASA’s WFIRST Will Help Uncover the Universe’s Fate

September 15, 2019

Scientists have discovered that a mysterious pressure dubbed “dark energy” makes up about 68% of the total energy…
NASA Selects Proposals to Further Study the Fundamental Nature of Space

August 14, 2019

NASA has selected two proposals for concept studies that could help us better understand the fundamental nature of…
What Are Light Echoes? Using Reflections Of Light To See Even Further Back In Time

August 7, 2019

When we look outward into space, we’re looking backwards in time. That’s because light moves, at the speed…
NASA’s TESS Mission Scores ‘Hat Trick’ With 3 New Worlds

July 30, 2019

NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has discovered three new worlds — one slightly…
New measurement of universe’s expansion rate is “stuck in the middle”

July 23, 2019

A team of collaborators from Carnegie and the University of Chicago used red giant stars that were observed…
Algorithm is designed to map universe, solve mysteries

July 10, 2019

To solve some of physics’ greatest mysteries, researchers at Cornell University have developed an algorithm designed to visualize models of…
Euclid Dark Energy Telescope Selects Deep Fields

June 13, 2019

Three extremely dark patches of the sky have been selected for in-depth observations by the European Space Agency’s…
A New Look at One of the Most Abundant Particles in the Universe

June 4, 2019

Deep learning helps researchers understand the elusive neutrino. Neutrinos are constantly bombarding the surface of the earth. They…
NASA’s Spitzer Captures Stellar Family Portrait

May 31, 2019

In this large celestial mosaic taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, there’s a lot to see, including multiple…
Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say

May 13, 2019

Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the potential to tell…
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