Here and gone: Outbound comets are likely of alien origin

IMAGE: Researchers computed the common courses of long-orbit comets (blue) disturbed by a passing gas-giant-sized things (white) and items of interstellar origin (red). view more  Credit: NAOJ Astronomers at the... Read more »

Leading astronomers and geophysicists honored in RAS bicentenary

IMAGE: Professor Sandra Moore Faber. view more  Credit: Steve Kurtz / UC Santa Cruz The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to reveal the winners of its medals and rewards for... Read more »

NASA’s TESS mission uncovers its first world with two stars

In 2019, when Wolf Cukier completed his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, he signed up with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, as... Read more »

Massive gas disk raises questions about planet formation theory

IMAGE: The circulation of dust is displayed in red; the circulation of carbon monoxide gas is displayed in green; and the circulation of carbon atoms is displayed in blue. view... Read more »

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and researchers collected around a screen in an operations space at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., excited to lay their eyes on the very first information... Read more »

ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst

IMAGE: Violent outbursts of seething gas from young red overshadows might make conditions uninhabitable on recently established worlds. In this artist’s making, an active, young red dwarf (right) is... Read more »

Massive star’s unusual death heralds the birth of compact neutron star binary

IMAGE: The 3 panels represent minutes prior to, when and after the faint supernova iPTF14 gqr, noticeable in the middle panel, appeared in the borders of a spiral nebula... Read more »

Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

For 3 and a half centuries, astronomers have contemplated a secret: What did the French monk and astronomer Père Dom Anthelme see when he explained a star that break... Read more »

Ground-breaking lab poised to unlock the mystery of the origins of life

IMAGE: BiochemistYingfu Li, astrophysicist RalphPudritz Maikel Rheinstadter, a biophysicist and associate teacher in McMaster’s Department of Physics andAstronomy view more  Credit: McMaster University McMaster scientists have actually originated one-of-... Read more »

Three NASA missions return first-light data

IMAGE: These are the very first images from WISPR, brief for the Wide- field Imager for Parker SolarProbe Researchers studied the images to figure out the instrument was pointed... Read more »