Vera C. Rubin Observatory

Rogue Planets Could be Habitable

The search for potentially habitable planets is focused on exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—for good reason. The only planet we know…

3 weeks ago

Vera Rubin Observatory Should Find 5 Interstellar Objects a Year, Many of Which we Could Chase Down With Spacecraft

According to new research, the Vera C. Rubin Observatory will detect 5 `Oumuamua-like objects a year, creating many opportunities for…

4 weeks ago

A New Plan to Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts at Earth and Across the Solar System

Professor Avi Loeb has announced a new project that will search for 'Oumuamua-like objects in our Solar System, which could…

3 months ago

Vera Rubin Should be Able to Detect a Couple of Interstellar Objects a Month

A new study by Harvard astrophysicists tells us that once operational, the Vera C. Rubin will be able to spot…

12 months ago

Vera Rubin’s Monster 3200-Megapixel Camera Takes its First Picture (in the Lab)

The Vera C. Rubin Observatory has taken another step towards first light, projected for some time in 2022. Its enormous…

1 year ago

The Sun Might Have Once Had a Binary Companion Star

A new study from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has bolstered the case for our Sun having a long-lost…

1 year ago