WISE

The Largest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe

Astronomers have witnessed the most powerful supernova on record, which could provide insight into the forces that shape galaxies.

11 months ago

Twinkling Stars Supply the Dust That Leads to Life

A team of Japanese astronomers has found a connection between the dustiness of Red Giant stars and changes in their…

12 months ago

NASA Provides a Timelapse Movie Showing How the Universe Changed Over 12 Years

The Universe is over 13 billion years old, so a 12-year slice of that time might seem uneventful. But a…

1 year ago

Twin Brown Dwarfs Discovered, Orbiting one Another at Three Times the Distance From the Sun to Pluto

Gravity is a funny force.  The gravity of every given object technically impacts every other given object, though, in practice,…

2 years ago

Advanced Civilizations Could be Using Dyson Spheres to Collect Energy From Black Holes. Here’s how we Could Detect Them

Black holes are more than just massive objects that swallow everything around them - they’re also one of the universe’s…

3 years ago

Astronomers Find a Huge Planet Orbiting its Star at 6,000 Times the Earth-Sun Distance

Tracking exoplanets is hard - especially when that exoplanet is so far away from its parent star that the normally…

3 years ago

NASA Discovers 72 New Asteroids Near Earth

Since 2013, the NEOWISE mission has surveyed more than 19,000 asteroids and comets and discovered 72 new Near Earth Objects…

8 years ago

Do Comets Explain Mystery Star’s Bizarre Behavior?

The story of KIC 8462852 appears far from over. You'll recall NASA's Kepler mission had monitored the star for four years,…

8 years ago

100,000 Galaxies, and No Obvious Signs of Life

Beam us up, Scotty. There's no signs of intelligent life out there. At least, no obvious signs, according to a…

9 years ago

Can A ‘Planet-Like Object’ Start Its Life Blazing As Hot As A Star?

Nature once again shows us how hard it is to fit astronomical objects into categories. An examination of a so-far…

10 years ago