Infrared Astronomy

NASA Announces the Discovery of Water in the Sunlit Parts of the Moon

A new study, based on SOFIA data, has found that water can exist in sunlit areas on the Moon, not…

4 weeks ago

We’re Made of Starstuff. Especially From Extremely Massive Stars

A new study shows how massive young stars create the kind of organic molecules that are necessary for life. A…

1 month ago

This is the Final Picture NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA has just released a mosaic of the California Nebula, which was created from the final images snapped by the…

7 months ago

How Did the TRAPPIST-1 Planets Get Their Water?

A new study by an international team of astronomers raises questions about the existence of debris belts around red dwarf…

8 months ago

Astronomers See the Wreckage from a Collision Between Exoplanets

The history of our Solar System is punctuated with collisions. Collisions helped create the terrestrial planets and end the reign…

1 year ago

What Will the James Webb Space Telescope See? A Whole Bunch of Dust, That’s What

When it comes to the first galaxies, the James Webb Space Telescope will attempt to understand the formation of those…

2 years ago

We May Soon Be Able To See the First, Supergiant Stars in the Universe

We need to talk about the dark ages. No, not those dark ages after the fall of the western Roman Empire.…

2 years ago

This Star Killed its Companion and is now Escaping the Milky Way

Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars,…

2 years ago

Stars Are The Universe’s Neat Freaks

A recently released catalogue showing the results of a Herschel survey has revealed how stars have cleaned the universe over…

4 years ago

NASA Discovers 72 New Asteroids Near Earth

Since 2013, the NEOWISE mission has surveyed more than 19,000 asteroids and comets and discovered 72 new Near Earth Objects…

5 years ago