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Astronomers Find 70 Planets Without Stars Floating Free in the Milky Way

A international team of astronomers, using observatories all over the world (and one in space), discovered 70 new rogue planets…

9 months ago

Astronomers see a Moon-Forming Disk Around a Super-Jupiter

Recently, astronomers have been finding protoplanetary discs around certain stars.  Their discovery has helped kick off a new work in…

12 months ago

Astronomers Detect Clouds on an Exoplanet, and Even Measure Their Altitude

An international research team shows how combining data from multiple observatories allowed them to detect clouds in the atmosphere of…

1 year ago

Those are Exoplanets. You’re Looking at Actual Exoplanets 63 Light-Years Away!

By combining two exoplanet detection methods for the first time ever, the GRAVITY collaboration has confirmed the existence of a…

2 years ago

A Giant Galaxy Seen Lighting Up the Universe Shortly After the Big Bang

The discovery of a bright galaxy that existed 13 billion years ago is shedding light on a period known own…

2 years ago

A Star is Orbiting the Milky Way’s Black Hole and Moving Exactly How Einstein Predicted it Should

After almost 30 years of observing a star that orbits the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy,…

2 years ago

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Using data from the GALACICNUCLEUS survey, a team of astronomers has determined that star formation occurred in massive bursts in…

3 years ago

A Fast Radio Burst has Finally Been Traced Back to its Source: the Outskirts of a Galaxy 4 Billion Light-Years Away

An Australian-led research effort has managed to pinpoint the location of the first non-repeating Fast Radio Burst, which could have…

3 years ago

Massive Triple Star System Creates this Bizarre Swirling Pinwheel of Dust. And it Could be the Site of a Gamma Ray Burst

An international team of astronomers recently located a triple star system in our galaxy that will someday unleash a massive…

4 years ago

Einstein Was Right… Again! Successful Test of General Relativity Near a Supermassive Black Hole

For the first time in history, Einstein's theory of General Relativity was confirmed by observing a star orbiting the supermassive…

4 years ago