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This Galaxy Hosted One of the Most Powerful Supernovae Ever Seen

In 2010, an exceptionally luminous supernova exploded in a small galaxy about 150 million light-years away called UGC 5189A. The…

1 month ago

Webb and Hubble Work Together to Reveal This Spectacular Galaxy Pair — and Several Bonuses!

What’s better than a pair of galaxies observed by a pair of iconic space telescopes? The answer to that, according…

1 year ago

We’ve Now Seen Planet-Forming Disks Around Hundreds of Young Stars. What Do They Tell Us?

Is our Solar System comparable to other solar systems? What do other systems look like? We know from exoplanet studies…

2 years ago

Dust Seen Streaming Out of Namibia Into the Atlantic Ocean

Landsat 8 strikes again. Landsat 8 is the United States Geological Survey's most recently launched satellite, and it holds the…

4 years ago

Organic Matter Could Have Delivered Earth’s Water

The origin of Earth's water is a big piece of the puzzle in Earth's history. Did it come from comets…

4 years ago

There Might Be Dust Devils On Titan Too

Saturn's moon Titan is alone among the Solar System's moons. It's the only one with any atmosphere to speak of.…

4 years ago

It Looks Like Betelgeuse was Dimming Because it was Dusty After All

It’s been said that dust built the Universe. And it turns out dust may be the culprit for building up…

4 years ago

Astronomy Cast Bonus Episode: Dust with Dr. Paul Sutter

Download MP3 Recorded during the Astrotour to Costa Rica, Fraser talks to Dr. Paul Matt Sutter about the nature of…

5 years ago

Debris Disks Around Stars Could Point the Way to Giant Exoplanets

A new study by an international team of scientists has found a connection between debris disks and giant planets, which…

6 years ago

Dramatic Outburst at Rosetta’s Comet Just Days Before Perihelion

A comet on a comet? That's what it looks like, but you're witnessing the most dramatic outburst ever recorded at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by the…

9 years ago