Astronomers Might Have Found a Planet in Another Galaxy

Not that long ago,, astronomers weren't sure that exoplanets even existed. Now we know that there are thousands of them…

11 months ago

Astronomers Locate the Source of High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Using a novel approach, a team of researchers has confirmed that the elusive source of cosmic rays is indeed supernova…

1 year ago

A Black Hole Emitted a Flare Away From us, but its Intense Gravity Redirected the Blast Back in our Direction

Using the XMM-Newton and NuSTAR X-ray telescopes, an international team of scientists were able to see light coming from behind…

1 year ago

Ions Surf Through Jupiter’s Magnetic Field, Triggering its Auroras

Auroras come in many shapes and sizes.  Jupiter is well known for its spectacular complement of bright polar lights, which…

1 year ago

XMM Newton Catches a Tiny Flare Star in Action

Sometimes, even small stars can pack a mighty punch. And in the case of a flare star, the results can…

3 years ago

Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of…

4 years ago

The Universe’s Missing Matter. Found!

Thanks to a recent study by an international team of scientists, the remaining missing normal matter of the Universe may…

4 years ago

X-ray Study Shows Older Stars May be More Supportive to Life

A new study by an international team of researchers indicates that older Sun-like stars emit less harmful X-rays, a finding…

5 years ago

A Black Hole’s Record Breaking Lunch

Does a distant black hole provide a new definition of pain and suffering? The black hole, named XJ1500+0154, appears to…

6 years ago

Andromeda’s First Spinning Neutron Star Found

Astronomers combing through data from the ESA's XMM Newton telescope have found the Andromeda Galaxy's first spinning neutron star.

7 years ago