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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…

2 months 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 months 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…

6 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,…

6 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

Too WISE to be Fooled by Dust: Over 300 New Star Clusters Discovered

Brazilian astronomers have discovered some 300+ star clusters that were largely overlooked owing to sizable obscuration by dust.  The astronomers, from the Universidade…

7 years ago

UPDATE: NASA Senior Review Declines WISE Spacecraft Data Usage Idea

CORRECTION: This story corrects a previously stated misinterpretation of the NASA Senior Report that the WISE spacecraft itself was denied an…

7 years ago

It’s Freezing on the Surface of this Nearby Star-like Object

Our stellar neighborhood just got a little busier ... and a little colder. A brown dwarf that's as frosty as…

7 years ago

Still No Sign Of ‘Planet X’ In Latest NASA Survey

It's one of those rumors that just won't quiet down -- a large planet lurking at the solar system's edge.…

8 years ago