Pan-STARRS

This is the Largest Planet-Forming Disk Ever Seen

Roughly 1,000 light-years from Earth, there is a cosmic structure known as IRAS 23077+6707 (IRAS 23077) that resembles a giant…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Finally Find a Second Asteroid in Earth’s Trojan Belt

Earth has a new companion. Asteroid 2020 XL5, a newly discovered kilometer-wide carbonaceous space rock, has been discovered at Earth’s…

2 years ago

Astronomers Watch a Star Die and Then Explode as a Supernova

It's another first for astronomy. For the first time, a team of astronomers have imaged in real-time as a red…

2 years ago

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 years 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…

4 years 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

5 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.

7 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

8 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…

10 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…

11 years ago