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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…

8 months 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…

9 months 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…

2 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…

2 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

4 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.

5 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

6 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…

8 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…

9 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…

9 years ago