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Infrared Astronomy

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…

5 months 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.…

10 months 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,…

11 months 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

Do Comets Explain Mystery Star’s Bizarre Behavior?

The story of KIC 8462852 appears far from over. You'll recall NASA's Kepler mission had monitored the star for four years,…

4 years ago

More Evidence that the Milky Way has Four Spiral Arms

Astronomers have been arguing over just how many spiral arms our Galaxy exhibits. Is the Milky Way a four or two-armed…

4 years ago

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There's no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a…

4 years ago

Mars Loses an Ocean But Gains the Potential for Life

It's hard to believe it now looking at Mars' dusty, dessicated landscape that it once possessed a vast ocean. A…

5 years ago

What Asteroid 2004 BL86 and Hawaii Have in Common

At first glance, you wouldn't think Hawaii has any connection at all with asteroid 2004 BL86, the one that missed Earth by…

5 years ago