Astronomy

Astronomy 1

Black hole swallows star in epic encounter

The encounters between black holes and stars are not rare occurrences on a cosmic scale, and when such an…

Astronomy 3

Astronomers have discovered two star systems with planets similar to the Earth

The search for exoplanets continues to bear fruit. Recently a group of scientists from the Institute of Astrophysics of…

Milky Way black holes

Mysterious objects discovered near the supermassive black hole at the center of the milky way

The Milky Way has obviously not yet revealed all its secrets. Proof is, observing the area occupied by the…

Astronomy 6

Diamond dust causing mysterious microwave emissions

For more than two decades, researchers have been puzzling over what is known as low-level microwave emissions (AME) in…

Astronomy 8

The number of massive stars in starburst galaxies baffles astronomers

Galaxies in the early universe as well as near the star formation regions challenge current ideas about the evolution…

Astronomy 10

The smallest black hole ever discovered

The NASA Chandra Space Telescope has just revealed the smallest black hole ever detected, just 2.7 times the mass…

Astronomy 12

Life on Mars: Curiosity finds complex organic molecules on the Red Planet

On November 26, 2011, the most ambitious planetary mission ever took off from Earth. The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL),…

The moon

How the Moon influences time on Earth

1.4 billion years ago, a day did not last 24 hours, but only 18. Our moon is moving away…

Astronomy 15

Astronomers have discovered an unexpectedly large number of massive stars

A team of European astronomers detected in four distant galaxies a high number of massive stars, those that when…

Astronomy 17

Two galaxies are merging in a violent collision

At 100 million light-years from Earth, in the the constellation of Cygnus, NGC 3256 is a spiral galaxy of…

2018 GE3 Asteroid

A small asteroid has crashed in South Africa

A small asteroid between three to five meters (10 to 16 feet) in diameter that was detected from the…

Astronomy 20

Pluto may have been formed by millions of comets

Until its downgrading in August 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), it was considered the 9th planet of…

planet earth

121 planets with possibly habitable moons discovered

US and Australian astronomers identified 121 planets outside the solar system in which they believe there could be habitable…

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Pluto is covered with icy methane dunes

The most distant dwarf planet in the solar system, Pluto, is covered in dunes of methane ice, a surprising…

K2-229b

Super dense earth-sized exoplanet remains a mystery to researchers

An international team of astronomers has recently spotted an exoplanet around a sun-like star, much deeper than any ever-discovered…

Oldest Stars in the Oldest Galaxy

Astronomers find traces of the oldest stars

Astronomers have made several spectacular new discoveries through observations made by the Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array (ALMA)…