5 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of scientists from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have proposed a bold idea for protecting Earth against solar flare activity – placing a giant magnetic shield in orbit!
Astronomy, milky way
4 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
Researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have devised a new way to measure the mass of our galaxy – using hypervelocity stars!
Astronomy, Cosmology, Radio Astronomy
21 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of researchers from the CfA argues that a Fast Radio Burst happens with every passing second in the observable Universe
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
1 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics indicates that UV radiation may be the key to finding life on other planets
Astronomy, Exoplanets, TRAPPIST-1
14 Jul , 2017 by Matt Williams
Two new studies from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have thrown some cold water on the notion that planets in the TRAPPIST-1 system might be habitable.
Astronomy, Radio Astronomy, Star Formation
14 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
According to a new study by a research team from UC Berkeley and Harvard, our Sun may have had a binary twin that it lost billions of years ago.
News, Solar Astronomy, sun
30 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will “touch”the face of the Sun.
12 Jan , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study produced by astronomers from Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows how some of the most distant stars in the Milky Way were actually stolen from a neighboring galaxy.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News
12 Oct , 2016 by Matt Williams
Contrary to what we previously though, Proxima Centauri has some striking similarities to our Sun, which includes a solar cycle
19 Aug , 2016 by Matt Williams
A team of scientist from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics may have unlocked the secret behind the Venus-like exoplanet Gf 1132b
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