Astronomy

How to See What’s on the Other Side of a Wormhole Without Actually Traveling Through it

Wormholes are incredibly fascinating objects, but also completely hypothetical. We simply don't know if they can truly exist in our…

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Black Holes Make Complex Gravitational-Wave Chirps as They Merge

When black holes collide, they emit chirps of gravitational waves even after they have merged.

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Want the Fastest Solar Sail? Drop it Into the Sun First

A new study from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy shows how a "Sun Diver," a light sail that dives…

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Radio Astronomers are Worried About Mega-Constellations and the Square Kilometer Array

With all the satellite constellations heading to space in the near future, there are concerns they will interfere with radio…

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Just How Bad are Superflares to a Planet’s Habitability?

Star's can be full of surprises; some of them nasty. While our own Sun appears pretty placid, science has shown…

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Matter makes up exactly 31.5±1.3% of the Universe

Weighing the universe is a tricky task, but a team of astronomers have used a clever technique to measure how…

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An Amazing Sky Mosaic Courtesy of Stellina…and a New Telescope from Vaonis

Check out this stunning new deep-sky panoramic and new light-weight ‘smartscope,’ courtesy of Vaonis.

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The Solar System has a second plane where objects orbit the Sun

Almost all the objects orbiting the sun live in a particular plane, called the ecliptic plane. But a recent analysis…

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Planets Don’t Wait for Their Star to Form First

It looks like we may have to update our theories on how stars and planets form in new solar systems.…

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Time Flies. NASA Releases a Mosaic of TESS’ View of the Northern Sky After Two Years of Operation

NASA's TESS planet-finding spacecraft completed its primary mission about 3 months ago. TESS's (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) job was to…

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