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Neutron Star Suffers a “Glitch”, Gives Astronomers a Glimpse Into How They Work

What, exactly, is the inside of a neutron star like? A neutron star is what remains after a massive star…

4 months ago

Meet WFIRST, The Space Telescope with the Power of 100 Hubbles

WFIRST ain't your grandma's space telescope. Despite having the same size mirror as the surprisingly reliable Hubble Space Telescope, clocking…

10 months ago

When Does the Sun Rise… Really?

It's strange but true... we may not fully understand one of the simplest metrics in observational astronomy: just what time…

11 months ago

See a Simulation of the Moon for Every Day in 2019

It's always easier to show someone a picture of something rather than to use 1,000 words to explain it. The…

12 months ago

Something Twice the Size of Earth Slammed into Uranus and Knocked it Over on its Side

Astronomers think they know how Uranus got flipped onto its side. According to detailed computer simulations, a body about twice…

12 months ago

The Saturn Nebula Kind of Looks Like the Planet in a Small Telescope, But in One of the Most Powerful Telescopes on Earth, it Looks Like This

Saturn is an icon. There's nothing else like it in the Solar System, and it's something even children recognize. But…

12 months ago

Here’s the First Image of the Sun from the Parker Solar Probe

It's been 124 days since the Parker Solar Probe was launched, and several weeks since it made the closest approach…

1 year ago

A Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful events, and…

1 year ago

OSIRIS-REx Has Already Found Water on Bennu

NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) has found water on the asteroid Bennu. Bennu is OSIRIS-REx's only…

1 year ago