Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces

Newly discovered planets could have water on their surfaces

Astronomers has found a system of seven potentially habitable planets orbiting a star 39 light years away, three of which could have water on...
NASA explains space radiation

Positive, negative or neutral, it all matters: NASA explains space radiation

Charged particles may be small, but they matter to astronauts. NASA's Human Research Program (HRP) is investigating these particles to solve one of its biggest...
Observatory detects extragalactic cosmic rays hitting the Earth

Observatory detects extragalactic cosmic rays hitting the Earth

Fifty years ago, scientists discovered that the Earth is occasionally hit by cosmic rays of enormous energies. Since then, they have argued about the source...
Is the Milky Way actually kind of weird

Is the Milky Way actually kind of weird?

The most-studied galaxy in the universe—the Milky Way— might not be as typical as previously thought, according to a new study of its “siblings.” The...
Astronomers find a failed star orbiting a dead star. Sad!

Astronomers find a failed star orbiting a dead star. Sad!

Death is simply a part of life, and this is no less the case where stars and other astronomical objects are concerned. Sure, the timelines...
Super hot, really dark exoplanet ‘eats’ starlight

Super hot, really dark exoplanet eats starlight

An exoplanet outside our solar system observed by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope looks as black as asphalt because it “eats” light rather than reflecting...
TRAPPIST-1 system ideal for life swapping

TRAPPIST-1 system ideal for life swapping

Back in February of 2017, NASA announced the discovery of a seven-planet system orbiting a nearby star. This system, known as TRAPPIST-1, is of particular...
A normal star outshines an entire galaxy

A normal star outshines an entire galaxy

In space, being outshone is an occupational hazard. This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image captures a galaxy named NGC 7250. Despite being remarkable in its own...
See Earth through Saturn's rings in Cassini spacecraft’s photo

See Earth through Saturn’s rings

A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn. The spacecraft captured the...
NASA’s Hubble detects exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble detects exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

Scientists have discovered the strongest evidence to date for a stratosphere on a planet outside our solar system, or exoplanet. A stratosphere is a layer...
Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy

Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy

For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers...
Aging star blows off smoky bubble

Aging star blows off smoky bubble

In the faint southern constellation of Antlia, the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from...
Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away

Detecting cosmic rays from a galaxy far, far away

A new study reveals that cosmic rays with the highest energies that make their way to Earth originated from outside our Milky Way galaxy. The...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...
Solar wind bubble is much more like a basketball than a comet

Solar wind bubble is much more like a basketball than a comet

The huge bubble formed by the sun’s magnetic influence may be shaped much more like a basketball than a comet, new measurements show. The solar...

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