collisions

Astronomers See the Afterglow Where Two Ice Giant Planets Collided

What would happen if two giant planets collided? It would be terrifying to behold if it happened in our Solar…

5 months ago

Colliding Moons Might Have Created Saturn’s Rings

If we could wind the clock back billions of years, we'd see our Solar System the way it used to…

5 months ago

The Case of the “Missing Exoplanets”

A team of astronomers with the CLEVER Planets project have developed a model that may explain the mystery of the…

1 year ago

This is How You Get Moons. An Earth-Sized World Just got Pummeled by Something Huge.

Titanic collisions are the norm in young solar systems. Earth's Moon was the result of one of those collisions when…

2 years ago

A Black Hole or Neutron Star Fell Into Another Star and Triggered a Supernova

What happens when you slam a neutron star (or black hole, take your pick) into a companion star? A supernova,…

2 years ago

When Galaxies Collide, Black Holes Don’t Always Get the Feast They Were Hoping for

What happens when galaxies collide? Well, if any humans are around in about a billion years, they might find out.…

3 years ago

About 3% of Starlinks Have Failed So Far

A new analysis indicates that 3% of Starlink satellites have failed since they were launched to orbit, which could mean…

3 years ago

Astronomers See the Wreckage from a Collision Between Exoplanets

The history of our Solar System is punctuated with collisions. Collisions helped create the terrestrial planets and end the reign…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 406: Stellar Cannibalism

Most of the time stars hang around for billions of years. But the Universe is a big place, and anything…

8 years ago

Astronomy Cast Ep. 333: When Worlds Collide

Just take a look at the surface of the Moon and you can see it experienced a savage beating in…

10 years ago