Astronomy

Astronomers Discover the Second-Lightest “Cotton Candy” Exoplanet to Date.

The hunt for extrasolar planets has revealed some truly interesting candidates, not the least of which are planets known as…

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The Venerable Hubble Space Telescope Keeps Delivering

The world was much different in 1990 when NASA astronauts removed the Hubble Space Telescope from Space Shuttle Discovery's cargo…

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Not All Black Holes are Ravenous Gluttons

Some Supermassive Black Holes (SMBHs) consume vast quantities of gas and dust, triggering brilliant light shows that can outshine an…

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New Photos Show Jupiter’s Tiny Moon Amalthea

NASA’s Juno spacecraft spies a tiny inner moon of Jupiter, Amalthea.

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A Star Became 1,000 Times Brighter, and Now Astronomers Know Why

Astronomers were surprised in 1937 when a star in a binary pair suddenly brightened by 1,000 times. The pair is…

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White Dwarfs are Often Polluted With Heavier Elements. Now We Know Why

When stars exhaust their hydrogen fuel at the end of their main sequence phase, they undergo core collapse and shed…

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Do Clashing Galaxies Create Odd Radio Circles?

Within the last five years, astronomers have discovered a new type of astronomical phenomenon that exists on vast scales –…

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Why Hot Jupiters Spiral into Their Stars

Exoplanets are a fascinating astronomy topic, especially the so-called "Hot Jupiters". They're overheated massive worlds often found orbiting very close…

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Astronomers are on the Hunt for Dyson Spheres

There's something poetic about humanity's attempt to detect other civilizations somewhere in the Milky Way's expanse. There's also something futile…

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We Need to Consider Conservation Efforts on Mars

Astrobiology is the field of science that studies the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the Universe. In…

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