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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

Prehistoric Cave Paintings Show That Ancient People Had Pretty Advanced Knowledge of Astronomy

According to a new study that examined ancient cave paintings and archaeological sites, it appears that prehistoric humans had a…

1 year ago

Now that TESS is Operational, Astronomers Estimate it’ll Find 14,000 Planets. 10 Could Be Earthlike Worlds in a Sunlike Star’s Habitable Zone

How many exoplanets are there? Not that long ago, we didn't know if there were any. Then we detected a…

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

Hubble’s First Picture After Returning to Service. The Telescope is Fully Operational Again with Three Working Gyros

The Hubble Space Telescope is a hero in the astronomy world. And when it suffered a malfunctioning gyro on October…

2 years ago

Astronomers Detect Water in the Atmosphere of a Planet 179 Light-Years Away

Gathering detailed information on exoplanets is extremely difficult. The light from their host star overwhelms the light from the exoplanet,…

2 years ago

Messier 71 – the NGC 6838 Globular Cluster

Welcome back to Messier Monday! Today, we continue in our tribute to our dear friend, Tammy Plotner, by looking at…

2 years ago