Astronomers


Astronomers are Looking for Sun’s Lost Siblings

Astronomers are Looking for Sun’s Lost Siblings

Researchers have revealed the DNA of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which could help them find the siblings of our s...

6 days ago, 5:05am CDT

Astronomers are Baffled by Mysterious Crater on Mars

Astronomers are Baffled by Mysterious Crater on Mars

The crater may be the result of a meteorite smashing into the surface of Mars or it could be the remnants of a supervolcano...

Apr 14 2018, 11:08am CDT

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Star Ever Seen

Astronomers Discover Most Distant Star Ever Seen

The star is so far away that its light has taken 9 billion years to reach Earth...

Apr 6 2018, 9:53am CDT

72 Extremely Bright Flashes of Light Baffle Astronomers

72 Extremely Bright Cosmic Flashes Baffle Astronomers

The mysterious transients were found in data from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova Program...

Apr 5 2018, 4:01am CDT

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy Without Dark Matter

Astronomers Discover a Galaxy Without Dark Matter

The unusual object challenges existing theories on the formation of galaxies...

Mar 31 2018, 11:33pm CDT

Astronomers Detect Brightest Fast Radio Burst

Astronomers Detect Brightest Fast Radio Burst

The brightest fast radio burst yet was recorded on March 9 this year...

Mar 18 2018, 9:04am CDT

Astronomers Detect First Stars of the Universe

Astronomers Detect First Stars of the Universe

Radio signals suggest that stars formed only 180 million years after the Big Bang...

Mar 4 2018, 3:44am CST

Astronomers Make Most Precise Measurement of Universe’s Expansion Rate

Astronomers Make Most Precise Measurement of Universe’s Expansion Rate

Using observations from Hubble Space Telescope, researchers suggest that the universe is expanding at a faster rate...

Feb 25 2018, 1:09am CST

Astronomers Discover a Star that Won’t Die Even after Exploding

Astronomers Discover a Star that Won’t Die Even after Exploding

The discovery challenges existing theories on the death of stars...

Nov 10 2017, 2:58pm CST

Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling on a Hot Exoplanet

Astronomers Detect Sunscreen Snow Falling on a Hot Exoplanet

For the first time, astronomers have observed a precipitation process, called a "cold trap," on an exoplanet...

Oct 29 2017, 12:52pm CDT

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of Milky Way

Astronomers Measure the Far Side of the Milky Way

New VLBA measurements of a distant region will help create a more accurate map of our galaxy...

Oct 15 2017, 1:10am CDT

Astronomers may have Discovered the First Exomoon

Astronomers may have Discovered the First Exomoon

The moon is orbiting a planet roughly 4,000 light years away...

Jul 29 2017, 10:49pm CDT

Jellyfish-Shaped Galaxy Detected by Astronomers

Jellyfish-Shaped Galaxy Detected by Astronomers

Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), astronomers have spotted the first elliptical jellyfish-like galaxy in the...

Apr 24 2017, 3:03pm CDT

Astronomers may have Finally Taken First Real Image of Black Hole

Astronomers may have Finally Taken First Real Image of Black Hole

It will take months to develop the image, but if scientists succeed the results may help test many wild theories about black ho...

Apr 13 2017, 6:58am CDT

Ultra Distant Galaxy from Early Universe Discovered by Astronomers

Ultra Distant Galaxy from Early Universe Discovered by Astronomers

The 13.1 billion year old galaxy is detected by Hubble Space Telescope and Maunakea telescope in Hawaii...

Apr 12 2017, 3:32am CDT

Astronomers Turns on a Planet-Sized Telescope to Capture First Real Images of Black Hole

Astronomers Turns on a Planet-Sized Telescope to Capture First Real Images of Black Hole

By combining data collected from many radio telescopes around the globe, researches are hoping to produce the first ever images...

Apr 6 2017, 4:57am CDT

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion From a Faraway Galaxy Puzzles Astronomers

Mysterious Cosmic Explosion From a Faraway Galaxy Puzzles Astronomers

Astrophysicists have speculated regarded a mysterious explosion which occurred out of the blue in a galaxy that is many billion...

Apr 1 2017, 7:43am CDT

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