Aerospace

Astronomers find the gold standard star in our Milky Way Galaxy

In our sun’s neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy is a relatively bright star. Astronomers find the widest range of elements in that star beyond...

Scientists find easier way to measure black holes in distant galaxies

Three years ago, the first ever image of a black hole stunned the world. A black pit of nothingness enclosed by a fiery ring of...

This crater on Mars is just a couple of years old

Changes are always taking place on Mars, from factors like seasonal variations and wind. But there’s one other aspect that changes the surface of Mar...

Why believing in the multiverse isn’t madness

What is the multiverse? The idea that the universe we inhabit is just one of many parallel universes gets a superhero shout-out in “Doctor Strange...

A surging glow in a distant galaxy could change the way we look at...

Something strange is afoot in the galaxy known as 1ES 1927+654: In late 2017, and for reasons that scientists couldn't explain, the supermassive black hole...

Lunar soil could generate oxygen and fuel, shows study

Soil on the moon contains active compounds that can convert carbon dioxide into oxygen and fuels, scientists in China report in the journal Joule. They...

Astronomers discover a rare black widow binary, with the shortest orbit yet

The flashing of a nearby star has drawn MIT astronomers to a new and mysterious system 3,000 light years from Earth. The stellar oddity appears...

Scientists find better exoplanet candidates to search for life

As the scientific community searches for worlds orbiting nearby stars that could potentially harbor life, a new study suggests that younger rocky exoplanets are...

Scientists find eight new sources of black hole echoes

Scattered across our Milky Way galaxy are tens of millions of black holes — immensely strong gravitational wells of spacetime, from which infalling matter,...

Gravity telescope could image exoplanets, shows Stanford study

In the time since the first exoplanet was discovered in 1992, astronomers have detected more than 5,000 planets orbiting other stars. But when astronomers detect...