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6-Planet Solar System
in Milky Way Has
Scientists in Awe
Nov 29, 2023 12:12 PM CST
6-Planet Solar System in Milky Way Has Scientists in Awe
'My jaw was on the floor,' says one of discovery made by NASA, ESA planet-hunting satellites
- Astronomers have discovered a rare in-sync solar system with six planets moving like a grand cosmic orchestra, untouched by outside forces since their birth billions of years ago. The find, announced Wednesday in the journal
, can help explain how solar systems across the Milky Way galaxy came to be....
New Telescope Gives
Deepest View Ever of Cosmos
Jul 11, 2022 7:50 PM CDT
New Telescope Gives Deepest View Ever of Cosmos
Humans have never had such a look, in time or distance
- Our view of the universe just expanded: The first image from NASA's new space telescope unveiled Monday is brimming with galaxies and offers the deepest look of the cosmos ever captured. The first image from the $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is the farthest humanity has ever seen...
May 12, 2022 10:04 AM CDT
Milky Way's Black Hole Is Unveiled
Astronomers offer first look at 'gentle giant' Sagittarius A*
- The world got a look Thursday at the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy, per the AP . Astronomers believe nearly all galaxies, including our own, have these giant black holes at their center, where light and matter...
Millions of Years
After Big Bang,
a 'Cosmic Dawn'
Jun 25, 2021 12:43 PM CDT
Millions of Years After Big Bang, a 'Cosmic Dawn'
Astronomers say they've figured out when first stars began shining
- For his entire working life, Richard Ellis has been obsessed with finding out when the universe's first stars began shining. Now, in a new study published in the
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
journal, Ellis and his team at University College London say they've pinpointed the...
Spot 'a Very
in case you missed it
May 30, 2020 1:45 PM CDT
Astronomers Spot 'a Very Curious Object'
They say it's about 11B light-years away
- Media outlets are calling it the "Eye of Sauron" or "Ring of Fire"—scientists, "R5519." Whatever the name, it's an odd-looking galaxy that might just alter how science views the early formation of galaxies in the universe, LiveScience reports. Scientists say they spotted the...
Our Galaxy Might See
a 'Spectacular Death'
Dec 28, 2019 3:00 PM CST
Our Galaxy Might See a 'Spectacular Death'
The 'supergiant' star Betelgeuse is getting dimmer
- Keep your telescope handy: Betelgeuse might be about to blow. Astronomers say the "supergiant" star, which sits 650 light-years away, is at its dimmest in about a century—meaning we could witness our galaxy's first supernova in the telescopic era, Science Alert reports. "It kept getting fainter,...
This Black Hole Can't
Exist. And There It Is
Nov 30, 2019 4:15 PM CST
This Black Hole Can't Exist. And There It Is
LB-1 is way more massive than other stellar black holes in our galaxy
- A stellar black hole, 70 times the mass of our sun? Not likely, experts said—and yet, there it is. A group of Chinese-led scientists have spotted this "monster" black hole some 15,000 light-years away and dubbed it LB-1, the
reports. "Black holes of such...
Star Will 'Die All Alone' After
Being 'Evicted' by Black Hole
Nov 15, 2019 11:50 AM CST
Star Will 'Die All Alone' After Being 'Evicted' by Black Hole
Launched from Milky Way center, S5-HVS1 is going so fast it won't ever be able to get back to our galaxy
- A "serendipitous discovery" has been made, and it's an exciting but bittersweet one. Five million years ago, a star got too close to what Space.com calls the Milky Way's "heart of darkness"—a supermassive black hole named Sagittarius A* — and got hurled away...
There's a Weirdly
Huge Hole Out There
May 18, 2019 3:50 PM CDT
There's a Weirdly Huge Hole Out There
And one scientist thinks she knows what happened
- There's a massive hole in the outskirts of the Milky Way, and no one knows what caused it—but one scientist has an idea. "The on-sky morphology suggests a recent, close encounter with a massive and dense perturber," says Harvard scientist Ana Bonaca in a new presentation...
Our Milky Way
Is Headed Toward
a Violent 'Merger'
Jan 4, 2019 10:39 AM CST
Our Milky Way Is Headed Toward a Violent 'Merger'
But we've got about 2 billion years to prepare
- It'll be a fireworks show for the ages, but you won't be around to see it. Consider that a blessing in disguise: The display expected by astrophysicists at Durham University in the UK will only come as a nearby galaxy smashes into our own in about 2 billion...
Paper: Advanced Civilizations
May Be Stealing Starlight
Jul 1, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
Paper: Advanced Civilizations May Be Stealing Starlight
Chicago professor Dan Hooper says it makes perfect sense
- Watch out for stars moving across galaxies or losing power—it could be aliens gathering energy before the lights go out. Dan Hooper, an astronomy and astrophysics professor at the University of Chicago, posted a paper in the preprint journal arXiv.org arguing that aliens in far-off galaxies may be...
Interstellar 'Space Grease'
Detected in Vast Quantities
Jun 28, 2018 7:14 AM CDT
Interstellar 'Space Grease' Detected in Vast Quantities
'This space grease is not the kind of thing you’d want to spread on a slice of toast'
- President Trump's " Space Force " might need to carry some heavy-duty cleaning products. A team of astronomers has determined that the universe is a much greasier and dirtier place than once thought, with grease-like molecules known as aliphatic carbon thinly spread throughout interstellar space, the
Milky Way's Center
Is a Black Hole 'Farm'
Apr 5, 2018 12:30 AM CDT
Milky Way's Center Is a Black Hole 'Farm'
Researchers believe there are thousands
- The center of our galaxy is teeming with black holes, sort of like a Times Square for strange super-gravity objects, astronomers have discovered. For decades, scientists theorized that circling in the center of galaxies, including ours, were lots of stellar black holes, collapsed giant stars where the gravity is so...
Galaxy With No Dark Matter
Mar 29, 2018 2:00 AM CDT
Galaxy With No Dark Matter Baffles Astronomers
NGC1052–DF2 is 'weird'
- It's a double cosmic conundrum: Lots of stuff that was already invisible has gone missing. Astronomers have found a distant galaxy where there is no dark matter. Dark matter is called "dark" because it can't be seen. It is the mysterious and invisible skeleton of the universe...
Universe Has Way,
Way More Galaxies
Than We Thought
Oct 13, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
Universe Has Way, Way More Galaxies Than We Thought
And that means a better chance of intelligent life somewhere out there
- And you thought the universe made you feel small and insignificant before.
reports astronomers working with data from Hubble now say there are at least 2 trillion galaxies in the universe. That's at least 10 times as many as the 100 billion to 200 billion estimated back...
With Radio Telescope's First
Image, 1.3K Galaxies Revealed
Jul 18, 2016 8:33 AM CDT
With Radio Telescope's First Image, 1.3K Galaxies Revealed
MeerKAT radio telescope will only get more impressive
- Scientists promised it would be the world's most powerful radio telescope, capable of exploring dark energy, black holes, and traces of the universe's creation 14 billion years ago. South Africa's MeerKAT has already exceeded expectations. Though operating at a quarter of its eventual capacity with 16 of...
Mar 12, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Astronomers Spot 'Biggest Structure in Universe'
Galaxy supercluster is 1B light years across
- A newly identified cosmic feature is so enormous that it has left some of the finest minds in astronomy well and truly boggled. The BOSS—named after the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey—is a wall, or supercluster, of at least 830 galaxies connected by filaments of gas, which
This Is the
Mar 4, 2016 11:28 AM CST
This Is the Farthest Galaxy Ever Spotted, Astronomers Say
They've discovered a galaxy from a time when the universe was just a 'toddler'
- Astronomers say they have discovered a hot, star-popping galaxy that is far, far away—farther than any previously detected, from a time when the universe was a mere toddler of about 400 million years old. By employing a different technique—one that has raised some skepticism—a team of astronomers...
Universe Is Dying
in case you missed it
Aug 15, 2015 6:25 PM CDT
How Astronomers Confirmed the Universe Is Dying
First, you need some really big telescopes
- How does one confirm that the universe is slowly dying? For starters, you use "as many space and ground-based telescopes as we could get our hands on." That according to Simon Driver, a principal investigator with the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) project. Driver explains that the group...
We Owe Our Lives
to These Stars
Jun 21, 2015 9:00 AM CDT
Astronomers Say We Owe Our Lives to These Stars
Galaxy CR7 said to contain some of the universe's earliest stars
- Astronomers peering through the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a faraway galaxy of stars so significant, they say we wouldn't exist without them. The galaxy, known as Cosmos Redshift 7, or CR7—a name inspired by soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo—is three times...
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