A star 215 million light-years away has been obliterated by a supermassive black hole, making it the closest observation to date of stellar spaghettification.
The incredibly rare family portrait highlights two baby exoplanets orbiting a very young, sun-like star.
Skywatchers were getting quite the treat in the July morning sky. A recently discovered comet has provided dazzling views for those with optimal pre-dawn conditions. NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission discovered the icy visitor to our solar system in late March. So, it's been named Comet NEOWISE. The space telescope spotted the comet using its two infrared channels, which are sensitive to the heat signatures given off by the object.
You may have heard about Planet Nine—a hypothetical planet thought to exist in the outer reaches of the solar system. One possibility is that it’s not a planet at all but a tiny black hole. New research outlines a potential strategy for detecting this supposed black hole, in a search that could begin as early as next year.
A new cosmic evolution-based calculation that say that there are likely to be more than 36 ongoing intelligent civilizations throughout our Milky Way galaxy.
For those looking for a sky-gazing activity on a warm summer night, Saturn and Jupiter will near the moon late Monday to form a triangle in the night sky. The event should start to take shape shortly before midnight and continue through until dawn. The easiest way to make sure you see all three [...]
An extremely rare “cosmic ring of fire” has been discovered by astronomers located 10.8 billion light-years away from the Earth. It is actually a gigantic galaxy that has the shape of a ring in which stars are forming at a very rapid pace, thus truly making it a ring of fire.
The web is ablaze with stories about NASA scientists discovering evidence of a parallel universe. Here's what's really going on.
NASA just named a powerful new space telescope for the woman who masterminded the existence of such observatories in the first place.
The newly detected "heartbeats" of these stars are like music to astronomers' ears.
WASHINGTON (SBG) -- New photos are offering a stunning new look at Jupiter. New images reveal the heart of Jupiter's storms and the planet's jack-o-lantern glow. (Photo: International Gemini Observatory, NOIRLab, NSF, AURA M. H. Wong (UC Berkeley) via CNN Newsource) Courtesy of the Juno spacecraft, the Hubble Space Telescope and Hawaii's Gemini North telescope, those here on earth can see the jack-o'-lantern glow of the largest planet in our solar system.
Here’s exactly when and how to catch it at its best where you are.
On April 24, 1990, the space shuttle Discovery lifted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, with a very special item on board: the Hubble Space Telescope, which was launched into Earth's orbit... Science News Summaries. | Newser
After studying the star for nearly 30 years, astronomers have once again proven Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.
A worldwide network of telescopes has produced an image of a jet of radio waves appearing to blast out from the center of a supermassive black hole at over 15 times the speed of light.
On Wednesday we can see the brightest of this spring’s three supermoons.
Is there a better way to practice social distancing than heading to your back yard and looking up? Fresh on the heels of March’s supermoon, April’s supermoon will appear slightly bigger and brighter. April’s full moon is also a supermoon meaning the moon is full while also in perigee, or closest approach to Earth. The moon will be even closer to earth this time around when compared to the supermoon in March. A moon is considered super when it’s within 90 percent of perigee, which is how there can be multiple supermoons in a year.
NASA’s ‘Webb’ telescope will takeover from Hubble when it launches on March 30, 2021. Expect the unexpected.
We're in uncharted territory as the world faces the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While the medical community is on the front lines of dealing with this, as well as others who provide critical services in our communities, the best thing many of
On one particularly hot planet, hundreds of light-years away from Earth, the forecast is cloudy with a chance of liquid iron rain.
At one hot, faraway world, it's always cloudy with a chance of iron rain. That's the otherworldly forecast from Swiss and other European astronomers who have detected clouds full of iron droplets... Science News Summaries. | Newser
Elon Musk on Monday dismissed scientists' concerns that his company's Starlink constellation of internet satellites would obscure the view of the night sky, predicting the network "will not cause any impact whatsoever in astronomical discoveries."
A recent study has found out that our fundamental measurement of the whole universe could have been wrong all this while. It says that whatever we knew about the chemical measurement of stars could be wrong.