Astronomy

Oumuamua could be a alien spacecraft according to new scientific study

Oumuamua, a cigar-shaped object spotted in 2017 during its crossing of the solar system, could possibly, under conditions… have…

Mysterious dwarf galaxy discovered hidden behind Andromeda

A team of astronomers recently announced the discovery of a small galaxy hidden behind the giant Andromeda. An observation…

Scientists have discovered one of the oldest stars in the Universe

A team of astronomers announces the incredible discovery in our Galaxy of a 13.5 billion-year-old star, one of the…

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The color purple could be a sign of extraterrestrial life

Astronomers use the color reflected by the surface of an exoplanet to assess their chances of sheltering life. The…

Astronomers have discovered three strange exoplanets around a young star

A team of astronomers announces that they have identified three new gas giant exoplanets in orbit around a young…

Chaotic accretion observed for the first time as supermassive black hole gulps down huge amount of matter

A team of astronomers reports having observed a gigantic mass of matter, swallowed directly by a black hole at…

Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought

Cassini’s expedition to the Saturn system was undoubtedly one of NASA’s most spectacular missions yet. For 13 years, the…

A very first exomoon discovery at 8000 light-years

A team of astronomers led by David Kipping, from Columbia University, announced in 2017 that they may have discovered…

Planet X

A tiny dwarf planet has been detected on the edge of the Solar System

A new object far removed from the Sun, well beyond Neptune, was detected by American astrophysicists who were trying…

Mars could have had underground life billions of years ago

A recent study suggests that about 4 billion years ago, Mars had underground hydrogen-based energy that could support the…

Where did Oumuamua come from?

In October 2017 astronomers experienced a premiere: for the first time, an object clearly originating from another star system…

The Milky Way still under the effect of a galactic encounter

Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is still suffering the effects of a disturbance caused by the passage of another…

Proxima Centauri b, the exoplanet closest to the Earth might be habitable

Astrophysicist Anthony Del Genio and his colleagues at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies in the United States conducted…

The early solar system

Study of ancient asteroids reveals the Solar System’s tumultuous past

A reorganization of the outer planets of the Solar System would have taken place during the early stages of…

The mystery of the Moon’s swirls might have finally been sloved

For a long time these structures represented an unresolved mystery in some parts of the lunar surface: strange whirls…

Giant hexagonal vortex discovered at Saturn’s north pole

Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system after Jupiter. The gas giant is particularly recognizable by…