W.M. Keck Observatory

Astronomers See the Same Supernova Four Times Thanks to a Gravitational Lens

Thanks to a well-placed gravitational lens, a team of astronomers was able to observe a supernova four times!

10 months ago

A Very Young Star is Forming Near the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

An international team of astronomers spotted a young, massive star orbiting very close to Sagittarius A*, which was previously thought…

1 year ago

A Mysterious Blob Near the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole Might Finally Have an Explanation

New research from UCLA's Galactic Center Group has found an explanation for the mysterious "blob" (X7) at the center of…

1 year ago

Watch This 12-Year Timelapse of Exoplanets Orbiting Their Star

Back in 2008, astronomers made a big announcement: for the first time, they had taken pictures of a multi-planet solar…

1 year ago

Astronomers Capture a Direct Image of a Brown Dwarf

The field of exoplanet photography is just getting underway, with astronomers around the world striving to capture clear images of…

3 years ago

Interstellar Comet Borisov is About to Make its Closest Approach to Earth

A team of astronomers from Yale have taken the clearest picture of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov to date, showcasing its…

4 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…

5 years ago

There are Strange Objects Near the Center of the Galaxy. They Look Like Gas, but Behave Like Stars

Using 12 years of data from the W.M. Keck Observatory, a team of astronomers discovered mystery objects near the center…

6 years ago

Did the Milky Way Steal These Stars or Kick Them Out of the Galaxy?

A new study by an international team of astronomers has determined that stars in the Milky Way's halo actually formed…

6 years ago

“Eye of Sauron” Galaxy Used For New Method of Galactic Surveying

Determining the distance of galaxies from our Solar System is a tricky business. Knowing just how far other galaxies are…

9 years ago