Astronomers


Astronomers Witness Birth of a Binary Star System for the First Time

Astronomers Witness Birth of a Binary Star System for the First Time

The unusual death of a massive star suggests that a compact neutron star binary system is forming....

3 days ago, 12:28am CDT

Astronomers Detect Highly Energetic Light from Exotic Milky Way Object

Astronomers Detect Highly Energetic Light from Exotic Milky Way Object

The first-ever detection of gamma rays from a microquasar provides researchers a rare opportunity to observe extraordinary astr...

Oct 7 2018, 5:33pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Extremely Distant Object in Hunt for Planet X

Astronomers Discover Extremely Distant Object in Hunt for Planet X

The newly discovered distant object hints at the presence of a massive unseen planet....

Oct 6 2018, 6:11am CDT

Astronomers Directly Observe Evidence of Water Ice on Moon for the First Time

Astronomers Directly Observe Evidence of Water Ice on Moon for the First Time

New study says that most of the newfound water ice lies in the shadows of craters near the lunar poles...

Aug 21 2018, 11:54am CDT

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Astronomers Discover Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Some of the first galaxies could be over 13 billion years old....

Aug 19 2018, 11:34am CDT

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole in a Tiny Galaxy

Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole in a Tiny Galaxy

The black hole makes up about 4 percent of the galaxy's total mass, which is relatively higher than average galaxies...

Aug 16 2018, 12:14am CDT

Astronomers Detect First CME Blast from a Star Other Than Sun

Astronomers Detect First CME Blast from a Star Other Than the Sun

Coronal mass ejection occurs when a star releases plasma and charged particles from its corona into surrounding space...

Aug 12 2018, 10:35am CDT

Astronomers Discover Exoplanets Where Life Could Develop as it did on Earth

Astronomers Discover Exoplanets Where Life Could Develop as it did on Earth

Sufficient ultraviolet (UV) light can produce same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth....

Aug 5 2018, 12:41am CDT

Astronomers Discover a Thin Gap in the Most Fundamental Star Map

Astronomers Discover a Thin Gap in the Most Fundamental Star Map

The gap reveals crucial internal change in the structures of Milky Way's stars....

Jul 30 2018, 12:47am CDT

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

Astronomers Discover Milky Way’s Long-lost Sibling

New study says that our neighboring Andromeda galaxy shredded and cannibalized a massive galaxy two billion years ago...

Jul 25 2018, 5:11am CDT

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

Astronomers Discover 12 New Moons Around Jupiter

The discovery brings the number of Jupiter's known moons to a whopping 79, the most of any planet....

Jul 19 2018, 11:05am CDT

Astronomers Trace the Source of Cosmic Neutrinos For the First Time

Astronomers Trace the Source of Cosmic Neutrinos For the First Time

Observations show that the single neutrino buried in Antarctica likely came from a supermassive black hole in another galaxy....

Jul 15 2018, 11:05am CDT

Astronomers Found the Brightest Object Ever Discovered in The Early Universe

Astronomers Found the Brightest Object Ever Discovered in The Early Universe

Scientists Discover the Oldest and Maximum Light-Giving Galaxy in the Cosmos Which, 13 Billion Years Away - A Quasar from a Tim...

Jul 10 2018, 3:34pm CDT

Astronomers Capture First Image of the Birth of a Planet

Astronomers Capture First Image of the Birth of a Planet

Baby Planet Picture captured by Powerful Telescope...

Jul 4 2018, 9:27am CDT

Astronomers Find 80 New Exoplanet Candidates

Astronomers Discover 80 New Exoplanet Candidates

Researchers made this discovery in record time within weeks after the availability of NASA K2 mission's raw data...

Jun 23 2018, 4:35pm CDT

Astronomers Observe Star Being Devoured by a Black Hole

Astronomers Observe Star Being Devoured by a Black Hole

Dying Star Being Sucked by Black Hole Shoot Bursts of Materials in Opposite Direction....

Jun 17 2018, 8:07am CDT

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

Astronomers Directly Image Black Hole Shredding a Star

Researchers observe the formation and expansion of a fast-moving jet ejected when supermassive black hole eats a star...

Jun 17 2018, 6:41am CDT

NASA Astronomers Spot Dune Like Formations on Pluto Surface

NASA Astronomers Spot Dune Like Formations on Pluto Surface

Methane Dune Formations Found on Pluto....

Jun 11 2018, 6:01am CDT

Astronomers Spot a Distant, Lonely Neutron Star

Astronomers Spot a Distant, Lonely Neutron Star

This newly identified neutron star is a rare kind of star that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion...

Jun 3 2018, 11:51am CDT

Astronomers Discover 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune

Astronomers Discover 840 Small Planets Beyond Neptune

This is the largest set of discoveries ever made, increasing the number of distant objects in the well known paths around the s...

May 31 2018, 6:57am CDT

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

Astronomers a Step Closer to Imaging Milky Way’s Black Hole

The increased resolution provided by the APEX telescope reveals new and unprecedented details in the structure of black hole Sa...

May 27 2018, 9:48am CDT

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar in an Unprecedented Detail

Astronomers Observe a Pulsar in an Unprecedented Detail

The observations of a star 6500 light-years away is highest resolution observations in astronomical history...

May 26 2018, 2:43pm CDT

Astronomers Discover Fastest-Growing Black Hole in Space

Astronomers Discover Fastest-Growing Black Hole in Space

The newfound black hole is shining thousands of times more brightly than an entire galaxy...

May 20 2018, 1:25pm CDT

Astronomers Release the Most Comprehensive Ultraviolent-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

Astronomers Release the Most Comprehensive Ultraviolet-Light Survey of Nearby Galaxies

The survey contains about 8000 clusters and 39 million hot blue stars in the local universe...

May 18 2018, 7:18pm CDT

Astronomers Detect Oxygen from Universe's First Stars

Astronomers Detect Oxygen from Universe's First Stars

New observations break the record for the most distant known source of oxygen...

May 18 2018, 6:43am CDT

Astronomers Spot Unusual Laser Coming from Ant Nebula

Astronomers Spot Unusual Laser Coming from Ant Nebula

The recent observations from Herschel space observatory suggest that Ant Nebula may be hiding a binary star system at its core...

May 18 2018, 2:55am CDT

Astronomers Discover a Possible Toddler Planet

Astronomers Discover a Possible Toddler Planet

The companion orbits around a binary star system, located 600 light-years from Earth...

May 11 2018, 5:23am CDT

Astronomers Detected Helium in an Exoplanet for the First Time

Astronomers Detected Helium in an Exoplanet for the First Time

Using Hubble Space Telescope, researchers have found an abundance of helium in the upper atmosphere of WASP-107b, which was onl...

May 5 2018, 1:09pm CDT

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...

Apr 20 2018, 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