The findings can provide clues on how spiral galaxies like the Milky Way have formed, a leading researcher told Insider.
NASA researchers are plotting out how robots could build a radio telescope inside a moon crater. It would show the universe in new wavelengths.
A telescope underwater in Russia's Lake Baikal is looking for neutrinos - particles that can pass through matter.
China’s Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST) is the largest and last remaining giant, single-dish telescope after Arecibo’s collapse. As China’s moon mission advances, experts say the via its resolution and sensitivity, the FAST telescope will help produce critical research over the next decades. Opened in 2016, in November, Chinese state […]
One of NASA’s most powerful space telescopes, the Spitzer Space Telescope, retires today after 16 years. Spitzer measured infrared light, which allowed it to see through clouds of gas and dust in space. The telescope generated some of the most awe-inspiring images that we have of nebulae and galaxies, and […]
Twenty new moons orbiting Saturn were discovered, bringing the planet’s total up to 82 moons. Saturn now has more moons than any other planet in the solar system, including Jupiter, which has 79. Further study of the new moons could help determine how the planet’s outermost moons may have formed […]
Researchers measuring heat in Uranus’ atmosphere said they were “astonished” to find the warm glow of rings around the planet in thermal images. They determined the rings’ temperature for the first time: -320 degrees Fahrenheit. Uranus’ brightest ring is missing the tiny dust particles common in other rings throughout the […]
NASA has big plans for this new decade: The agency is working to send humans back to the moon and search for life near Saturn. NASA’s 10-year plan also includes missions to probe the metal core of a dead planet, photograph the Big Bang, and scan for aliens in a […]
Astronomers have discovered that dead planets stripped down to their cores can send out radio “broadcasts” for up to a billion years. They plan to listen for these broadcasts with telescopes on Earth in order to find dead planets orbiting distant “white dwarf” stars. Our sun will explode and become […]
A large-scale 3D map of the Milky Way shows its warped shape with a new level of detail and accuracy. Researchers measured the distances between our sun and 2,400 stars to map their three-dimensional coordinates across the Milky Way. Scientists still don’t know how our galaxy and others like it […]
NASA’sTransiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite telescope discovered a new planet orbiting a star in the Hydra constellation. When scientists examined the data, they noticed two other planets circling the star. One of these new worlds could support liquid water if its atmosphere is thick enough. Scientists need to study it further […]
A powerful orbiting telescope called Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered a “super-Earth” and two “sub-Neptunes” orbiting a star just 73 light-years away. One of the sub-Neptunes is in the star’s habitable zone – where it’s possible for planets to support life – but scientists think its atmosphere […]
NASA has released the first image from its new space telescope, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). TESS could discover thousands of new planets relatively close to Earth. The telescope began its mission on July 25, and it will spend two years scanning 85% of the night sky. Scientists […]
In their search for life on other planets, scientists say they want to start using a new sense: smell. They’re hoping that by sniffing out and tracking down chemicals like methane and carbon dioxide via telescope, they will be able to find more places that could be good breeding grounds […]
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