Astronomy

How Long is a Day on Venus? We Finally Know the Exact Answer

Using the radio-echo timing technique, a team of researchers have precisely measured the length of a day on Venus

3 days ago

Black Hole-Neutron Star Collisions Could Finally Settle the Different Measurements Over the Expansion Rate of the Universe

If you've been following developments in astronomy over the last few years, you may have heard about the so-called "crisis…

5 days ago

Chinese Company Claims to be Working on a Starship-Like Rocket

According to a new animation, it appears that China is hoping to build a Starship of its own, one that…

5 days ago

Mid-Latitude Glaciers on Mars Could Supply Water to Human Explorers

New research shows how a subsurface glacier in the Arcadia Planitia region of Mars would make an ideal landing site…

6 days ago

China Launches the Core Module of Its New Space Station

Early on Thursday, a Long March 5B rocket - currently the most powerful of China's space launch vehicles - blasted…

1 week ago

We Could Detect Alien Civilizations Through Their Interstellar Quantum Communication

A new study by SETI researcher Michael Hippke suggests that we look for advanced species by trying to spot signs…

1 week ago

A new Technique Could use Quasars to Directly Measure the Expansion Rate of the Universe

The evolution of cosmic expansion could be measured by a new method using intensity correlation speckles.

2 weeks ago

Animation Shows how Saturn’s Rings Move at Different Speeds

Using data obtained by the Cassini probe, NASA Fellow Dr. James O'Donoghue created this stunning visual of Saturn's rings.

2 weeks ago

A Recent Megaflare Shows that Proxima Centauri is not a Nice Place to Live

A new international research effort observed a massive solar flare from Proxima Centauri, which indicates (yet again) that its not…

2 weeks ago

Catch Comet R4 ATLAS as it Nears Earth

Time to catch comet C/2020 R4 ATLAS… while you can.

2 weeks ago