Astronomers


Astronomers Discover First Tatooine-Like Star System

Astronomers Discover First Tatooine-Like Star System

UCL-led team of researchers find first evidence of a planetary debris surrounding a double sun, 'Tatooine-like' syste...

Feb 28 2017, 6:40am CST

Astronomers Discover 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Around a Single Star

Astronomers Discover 7 Earth-Size Planets Orbiting Around a Single Star

NASA Telescope discovered 7 Earth-size, habitable-zone planets orbiting around a single ultra-cool red dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 lo...

Feb 23 2017, 3:45am CST

Team of Astronomers Detect More Than 100 Potential Exoplanets

Team of Astronomers Detect More Than 100 Potential Exoplanets

Astronomers’ team detected more than 100 exoplanets through a group effort...

Feb 14 2017, 5:55am CST

Astronomers Discover a Black Hole Hiding in the Milky Way

Astronomers Discover a Black Hole Hiding in the Milky Way

Japanese researchers believe they have found a new way for identifying black holes...

Feb 4 2017, 2:39pm CST

Astronomers are Searching for Signs of Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet Closest to Earth

Astronomers are Searching for Signs of Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet Closest to Earth

NASA scientists are studying the existence of life on wolf 1061 exoplanet...

Jan 20 2017, 1:49pm CST

These Two Pulsars Tails Offer Geometry Lessons to Astronomers

These Two Pulsars Tails Offer Geometry Lessons to Astronomers

New research shows difference between two pulsars, Geminga and B0355+54...

Jan 18 2017, 1:21pm CST

A New Star will Burst into Sky in 2022, Astronomers Predict

A New Star will Burst into Sky in 2022, Astronomers Predict

Astronomers predict that two stars in a binary system will collide violently and create a red nova in five years from now...

Jan 6 2017, 10:56pm CST

Planet-Eating Death Star Discovered by Astronomers

Planet-Eating Death Star Discovered by Astronomers

The discovery holds clues to the evolution of plantery systems...

Dec 16 2016, 11:24pm CST

Astronomers Witness Formation of Planet Around a Star

Astronomers Witness Formation of Planet Around a Star

Rings around the distant star suggest that Saturn-like gas giants have formed out of nearby gas and dust....

Dec 13 2016, 6:47am CST

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest Satellite Galaxy

Astronomers may have found Milky Way's faintest Satellite Galaxy

Using a 8.2-meter telescope on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an international team of researchers has found what could be...

Nov 23 2016, 6:33pm CST

Mysterious Radio Burst Helps Astronomers Map Cosmic Web

Mysterious Radio Burst Helps Astronomers Map Cosmic Web

A brief burst of radiation that travelled at least a billion light years through space to reach an Australian radio telescope...

Nov 18 2016, 2:47am CST

Astronomers Discover Super Neptune and Super Earth

Astronomers Discover Super Neptune and Super Earth

A team of Brazilian astronomers has discovered two new planets around a star similar to the sun known as HIP 68468.The two new...

Nov 5 2016, 1:53pm CDT

Astronomers Found Two Mysterious Cosmic Objects That blast X-Ray Flares

Astronomers Found Two Mysterious Cosmic Objects That blast X-Ray Flares

The mysterious super bright objects may be a whole new breed of space matter encountered ever before...

Oct 21 2016, 8:12am CDT

Astronomers Spot Spiral Arms Around a Young Star for the First Time

Astronomers Spot Spiral Arms Around a Young Star for the First Time

Researchers obtain the first image of a newbron star with spiral arms...

Oct 2 2016, 11:45am CDT

Astronomers Caught Black Holes Eating Stars and Belching Fire

Astronomers Caught Black Holes Eating Stars and Belching Fire

Findings from NASA's space telescope provides new insight into what actually happens when a star is eaten by a black hole....

Sep 19 2016, 10:30am CDT

Astronomers find a Dark Milky Way Dragonfly 44

Astronomers find a Dark Milky Way Dragonfly 44

An international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy -- about the size of the Milky Way -- that consists almost ent...

Aug 28 2016, 2:24am CDT

Astronomers Watch Hibernating White Dwarf Star Explosion Going Nova

Hibernating White Dwarf Star Explosion Captured Going Nova

Apparently a star underwent self-destruction after a long latency period. This was observed by astronomers recently....

Aug 18 2016, 9:05am CDT

Young Stars are Missing from Milky Way Center, Astronomers Reveal

Young Stars are Missing from Milky Way Center, Astronomers Reveal

An international team of astronomers have found that a large region around the center of our galaxy Milky Way hardly contains y...

Aug 2 2016, 10:07pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Morse Code-Like Dunes on Mars

Astronomers Discover Morse Code-Like Dunes on Mars

The dune-forms on Mars are extremely complex and it is difficult to figure out wind direction....

Jul 11 2016, 7:06am CDT

Astronomers Detect Clouds of Water Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers Detect Clouds of Water Outside Our Solar System

Water clouds have been found in the atmosphere of a cold object lying outside solar system for the first time...

Jul 10 2016, 9:12pm CDT

Astronomers Find higher Incidence of Hot Jupiters in Star Clusters

Astronomers Find higher Incidence of Hot Jupiters in Star Clusters

A team of astronomers using data from the La Silla observatory in Chile found that planets known as "hot Jupiters" are more com...

Jun 18 2016, 2:00pm CDT

Astronomers Find Unusually Large Number of Hot Jupiters in Star Cluster Messier 67

Astronomers Find Unusually Large Number of Hot Jupiters in Star Cluster Messier 67

A team of international astronomers have found that giant planets are more common around the stars inside Messier 67 than outsi...

Jun 18 2016, 1:10am CDT

Universe Expands faster than Thought According to Astronomers

Universe Expands faster than Thought According to Astronomers

In a significant find, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the universe is expanding five perc...

Jun 3 2016, 12:29am CDT

Astronomers Detect Hydrogen in Distant Galaxy for First Time

Astronomers Detect Hydrogen in Distant Galaxy for First Time

In a first, an international team of scientists has detected a faint signal emitted by hydrogen gas in a galaxy more than five...

Jun 2 2016, 1:14am CDT

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Planet 9 is First Exoplanet in Our Solar System Say Astronomers

Through a computer-simulated study, astronomers showed that it was highly likely that the so-called Planet 9 is an exoplanet -...

Jun 1 2016, 12:12am CDT

Did Astronomers Just Find the Origin of Life?

Did Astronomers Just Find the Origin of Life?

If there were a massive solar storm that was going to strike Earth today, we'd have some major problems. Our technology would b...

May 23 2016, 4:43pm CDT

Astronomers Spot Faintest, Furthest Galaxy Ever

Astronomers Spot Faintest, Furthest Galaxy Ever

The faintist early-universe galaxy was born 13 billion years ago immediately after the formation of the universe. The detected...

May 22 2016, 4:03am CDT

Astronomers Spot Young Stars and Glowing Gas Cloud Inside a Spectacular Superbubble

Astronomers Spot Young Stars and Glowing Gas Cloud Inside a Spectacular Superbubble

ESO's Very Large Telescope spots strikingly colorful emission nebula located 163,000 light years away from the Earth....

May 18 2016, 9:15pm CDT

Astronomers Find Mysteriously Aligned Black Holes in Deep Space

Astronomers Find Mysteriously Aligned Black Holes in Deep Space

The group of supermassive black holes are spitting out radio waves in the same direction. The discovery may shed light on the o...

Apr 12 2016, 9:38pm CDT

Astronomers Discover a Planet with Three Suns

Astronomers Discover a Planet with Three Suns

Triple-star system is extremely rare and planet KETL-4Ab is just the fourth known such planetery system...

Apr 2 2016, 12:41am CDT

Penn Astronomers Building Next-Gen Exoplanet Finder for NASA

Penn Astronomers Building Next-Gen Exoplanet Finder for NASA

A team of dedicated astronomers are busy building a brand new futuristic exoplanet finder....

Mar 30 2016, 9:42am CDT

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Most Eccentric Orbit

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Most Eccentric Orbit

Extrasolar planet HD 20782 has the most eccentric orbit ever seen. These types of exoplanets are not found in our solar system....

Mar 20 2016, 10:04am CDT

Astronomers Spot Unexpected Changes in Ceres' Bright Spots

Astronomers Spot Unexpected Changes in Ceres' Bright Spots

Mysterious bright spots on ceres' surface are far more complexed than originally thought...

Mar 16 2016, 11:41pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Repeating Fast Radio Bursts for the First Time

Astronomers Detect Repeating Fast Radio Bursts for the First Time

Researchers suggest that there may be a new kind of fast radio burst and that they might have originated from an extremely exot...

Mar 3 2016, 8:49pm CST

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy with a Massive Tail of Gas

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy with a Massive Tail of Gas

Galaxy NGC 4569 is trailed by a spectacular plume of gas and it is five times longer than the galaxy itself....

Feb 23 2016, 2:51am CST

Astronomers Discover Hundreds of ‘Hidden Galaxies’ Behind Milky Way

Astronomers Discover Hundreds of ‘Hidden Galaxies’ Behind Milky Way

The galaxies located in the Zone of Avoidance shed new light into the mysterious gravitational anomaly dubbed the Great Attract...

Feb 9 2016, 8:59pm CST

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Widest Orbit Ever Seen

Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Widest Orbit Ever Seen

The object was initially thought to be a free floating or lonely planet but its parent shar has also been spotted by researcher...

Jan 26 2016, 11:51pm CST

Astronomers Discover a Quasar that has Swallowed All of its Gas Too Quickly

Astronomers Discover Quasar that has Eaten All of its Gas Too Quickly

Quasar J1011+5442 has eaten all of its fill within a handful of years and has changed dramatically over those years....

Jan 12 2016, 10:04pm CST

Astronomers Discover Strong Magnetic Fields in Majority of Stars

Astronomers Discover Strong Magnetic Fields in Majority of Stars

A majority of stars have strong magnetic fields which is contrary to what has been previously thought....

Jan 5 2016, 8:49am CST

Astronomers Discover a New Way to Measure Surface Gravity of Distant Stars

Astronomers Discover a New Way to Measure Surface Gravity of Distant Stars

New technique will help find habitable planets beyond our solar system....

Jan 4 2016, 2:55am CST

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