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
The most massive stars in the universe are born inside cosmic clouds of gas and dust, where they leave behind clues about their lives for astronomers to decode.
Aug 25, 2020
The telltale sign that the black hole was feeding vanished, perhaps when a star interrupted the feast. The event could lend new insight into these mysterious objects.
Jul 16, 2020
In a first, astronomers may have seen light from the merger of two black holes, providing opportunities to learn about these mysterious dark objects.
Jun 25, 2020
Smart phone apps provide nearly instantaneous navigation on Earth; the Deep Space Atomic Clock could do the same for future robotic and human explorers.
Jun 24, 2020
Where did life originate on Earth? Could the process hold clues for finding life elsewhere?
Apr 15, 2020