American Astronomical Society

Dr. Tracy Becker Honored with 2023 Carl Sagan Medal for Science Communication

This year’s prestigious Carl Sagan Medal, also known as the “Sagan Medal” and named after the late astronomer, Dr. Carl…

8 months ago

JWST Pioneer Passes Along Advice for Future Space Telescope Builders

After a quarter-century of development, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is a smashing success. But senior project scientist John Mather,…

1 year ago

Exploding Binary Stars Will Light Up the Sky in 2022

A team from Calvin College, Michigan have discovered a binary pair of stars that will eventually collide and explode in…

7 years ago

Could Garnet Planets be Habitable?

A study presented at the 229th Meeting of the AAS examines how the composition of stars can produce very different…

7 years ago

Chandra Spots Two Cosmic Heavy-Hitters at Once

At the 229th Meeting of the AAS, an international of researchers shared images of two of the most powerful forces…

7 years ago

Evidence Continues To Mount For Ninth Planet

A new study produced by researchers at Caltech links the existence of Planet 9 to the axial tilt of our…

7 years ago

Dark Energy Illuminated By Largest Galactic Map Ten Years In The Making

After a decade of research, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey has released the most detailed 3D map of the Universe…

8 years ago

Faster-Than-Light Lasers Could “Illuminate” the Universe

It's a cornerstone of modern physics that nothing in the Universe is faster than the speed of light (c). However,…

9 years ago

‘Mega-Earth’ And Doomed Planets Top Today’s Exoplanet Finds

Can you imagine a world that is 17 times as massive as Earth, but still rocky? Or two planets that…

10 years ago