A new measurement puts the Sun 2,000 light-years closer to the center of the Milky Way

Ultra-precise measurements of stars in our galaxy put us closer to galactic center than we thought.

2 months ago

What’s Happening with Betelgeuse? Astronomers Propose a Specialized Telescope to Watch the Star Every Night

An international team of astronomers recommends creating "Betelgeuse Scope" to monitor this mysterious star find out why it has been…

3 months ago

Gamma-Ray Telescopes Can Measure the Diameters of Other Stars

Four gamma ray telescopes have used a new method of interferometry to measure the size of two stars.

6 months ago

More Pictures of Planet-Forming Disks Around Young Stars

Astronomy is advancing to the point where we can see planets forming around young stars. This was an unthinkable development…

9 months ago

How Interferometry Works, and Why it’s so Powerful for Astronomy

When astronomers talk about an optical telescope, they often mention the size of its mirror. That's because the larger your…

11 months ago

One of Our Best Views of the Supermassive Black Hole at the Heart of the Milky Way

An almost unimaginably enormous black hole is situated at the heart of the Milky Way. It's called a Supermassive Black…

2 years ago

Next Generation Telescopes Could Use “Teleportation” to Take Better Images

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, quantum mechanics may allow for some truly-cutting edge astronomy…

2 years ago

Simulated View of a Newly Forming Planetary System with Rings and Gaps

Using data from the ALMA array, a team of international astronomers was able to image a newly forming planetary system…

3 years ago

Distant Stellar Nurseries: This Time, in High Definition

This article is a guest post by Anna Ho, who is currently doing research on stars in the Milky Way…

6 years ago

Dust Shells Seen for the First Time Around Dying Stars

[/caption] Stars get pretty sloppy towards the end of their lives.  As the nuclear fuels start to wane, the star…

9 years ago