Aerospace

Black hole collision may have exploded with light

When two black holes spiral around each other and ultimately collide, they send out ripples in space and time called gravitational waves. Because black holes...

Scientists discover an infant exoplanet around a nearby young star

Astronomers study stars and planets much younger than the Sun to learn about past events that shaped the Solar System and Earth. Most of these...

Scientists find mystery object in the ‘mass gap’ between neutron stars and black holes

When the most massive stars die, they collapse under their own gravity and leave behind black holes. When stars that are a bit less massive...

Electrically charged dust storms could shed light on life on MARS

How’s the weather on Mars? Tough on rovers, but very good for generating and moving highly reactive chlorine compounds. New study shows that Martian dust storms,...

Scientists finally know why Moon’s far side has strange asymmetry

Earth's Moon has a 'near side' that is perpetually Earth-facing and a 'far side', which always faces away from Earth. The composition of the...

Scientists detect a busy signal from nearby galaxy

It beats like a busy signal — one that scientists were excited to get. A new study in Nature reports the discovery of a fast...

Exoplanets with oceans could be common in our Milky Way galaxy, shows study

Several years ago, planetary scientist Lynnae Quick began to wonder whether any of the more than 4,000 known exoplanets or planets beyond our solar...

Astronomers detect curious radio waves from unknown source outside our galaxy

A team of astronomers, including researchers at MIT, has picked up on a curious, repeating rhythm of fast radio bursts emanating from an unknown...

Our Milky Way galaxy may have six billion Earth-like planets, study shows

There may be as many as one Earth-like planet for every five Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy says new study. To be considered...

Our Milky Way galaxy could have over 30 alien civilizations, says study

One of the biggest and longest-standing questions in the history of human thought is whether there are other intelligent life forms within our Universe. Obtaining...

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