Two seemingly unrelated stars, each with several exoplanets, turn out to be members of an enormous, diffuse star cluster. Plus, baby squid go to the ISS, new images from China’s Zhurong rover, a brightening blazar, and an interview with scientist Sophia Gad-Nasr and artist Cathrin Machin about how art and science work together.
Scientists examined the populations of stars observed by the Kepler and K2 missions and found that the solar systems were different depending on the type of star involved.
New research shows that our galaxy was already in place prior to a major collision with a dwarf galaxy ten billions years ago. Plus a science review of Godzilla vs. Kong. No. Really! #365DaysOfAstro
A tiny black hole, only three solar masses, has been found inside the Milky Way in the constellation Monoceros. One of the smallest black holes ever found, it is also the closest one to Earth. Plus, Perseverance, Gaia, a brown dwarf, new images of Jupiter, seismic monitoring from space, and this week’s What’s Up.
Today’s news examines many of the ways to understand Earth’s atmosphere as well as the atmospheres of exoplanets to figure out the best way to tell if there is life on another world.
The effects of recent increases in the number of space objects orbiting Earth and found that the proliferation of satellites contributes to a nearly ten percent increase over natural lighting of the night sky.
New research looking to explain the “missing” portion of baryonic matter in the universe managed to locate the material lurking in intergalactic space as hot, low density gas
The Event Horizon Telescope collaboration released a new image yesterday that shows the black hole in M87 once again, but this time, with new details.
The IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica detected an electron antineutrino, confirming another piece of the Standard Model and proving that neutrino astronomy is feasible.