Okay, New Idea. Oumuamua is an Interstellar “Dust Bunny”

Explaining the concept of a dust bunny to small children can be quite amusing.  No, it’s not actually alive.  It’s…

4 months ago

Super-Supernova Released Ten Times More Energy than a Regular Supernova

It's easy to run out of superlatives and adjectives when your puny human language is trying to describe humongously-energetic events…

9 months ago

Interstellar Objects like Oumuamua Probably Crash into the Sun Every 30 Years or so and 2 Pass Within the Orbit of Mercury

A new study by a team of Harvard scientists reveals how we could study future interstellar visitors like 'Oumuamua

2 years ago

Project Lyra, a Mission to Chase Down that Interstellar Asteroid

Members of Project Lyra recently published a study advocating a mission to `Oumuamua, the first interstellar asteroid discovered to date.

3 years ago

Five New Neptunian Trojans Discovered

Using data from the PS1 survey, an international team of researchers has made some interesting discoveries about Neptune's Trojan asteroids

4 years ago

Did a Galactic Smashup Kick Out a Supermassive Black Hole?

Crazy things can happen when galaxies collide, as they sometimes do. Although individual stars rarely impact each other, the gravitational…

6 years ago

‘Freakish’ Asteroid Has Six Tails, Sheds Stuff Into Space

A lawn sprinkler in space. That's one of the descriptions NASA has for the curious P/2013 P5, which is spewing not…

7 years ago

We’ve Found 10,000 Near-Earth Objects. How To Step Up The Search?

That pale white dot up there? No. 10,000 in a list of near-Earth objects. This rock, 2013 MZ5, was discovered June…

8 years ago

Black Holes are More Like Venus Fly Traps than Vacuum Cleaners

[/caption] I’m going to try and say this before the Bad Astronomer does: Holy Haleakala! A team of astronomers using…

9 years ago

New Record: Telescope Finds 19 Near-Earth Asteroids in One Night

[/caption] From a University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy press release: The Pan-STARRS PS1 telescope on Haleakala, Maui, discovered 19…

10 years ago