The highlight of the new chart is a wake of stars, stirred up by a small galaxy set to collide with the Milky Way. The map could also offer a new test of dark matter theories.
Apr 21, 2021
Some of the world’s most powerful telescopes simultaneously observed the supermassive black hole in galaxy M87, the first black hole to be directly imaged.
Apr 14, 2021
Brown dwarfs, sometimes known as “failed stars,” can spin at upwards of 200,000 mph, but there may be a limit to how fast they can go.
Apr 7, 2021
What remains of the star that exploded just outside our galaxy in 1987? Debris has obscured scientists’ view, but two of NASA’s X-ray telescopes have revealed new clues.
Feb 23, 2021
The mission, which will create a unique map of the entire sky, will catch a ride to space on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
Feb 4, 2021
Scientists tapped into the worldwide network of volunteers using Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 to map dozens of new brown dwarfs, or balls gas not heavy enough to be stars.
Jan 13, 2021
An international team of scientists may be close to detecting faint ripples in space-time that fill the universe.
Jan 11, 2021
The observatory will map the entire sky to study the rapid expansion of the universe after the big bang, the composition of young planetary systems, and the history of galaxies.
Jan 5, 2021
This is the first time one of these mysterious, repeating radio burst has been identified in our own galaxy, and the first identification of an object that caused one.
Nov 4, 2020
Matter swirling around supermassive black holes creates bursts of light that "echo" in nearby dust clouds. These traveling signals could serve as a new cosmic yardstick.
Oct 1, 2020