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 »

The lunar cycle drives the nightjar’s migration

GPS tracking information exposes that the foraging activity of the European nightjar more than doubles throughout moon-lit nights, and the birds then move at the same time about 10... 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 »

New extremely distant solar system object found during hunt for Planet X

IMAGE: An artist’s conception of a distant Solar System Planet X, which might be forming the orbits of smaller sized extremely distant external Solar System items like 2015 TG387... 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 »

Ceres takes life an ice volcano at a time

Every year throughout its 4.5-billion-year life, ice volcanoes on the dwarf world Ceres create adequate product typically to fill a theater, inning accordance with a brand-new research study led... Read more »

IAU General Assembly 2018 hosts public astronomy events in Vienna

The2018 General Assembly will happen from 20-31August 2018 at the Austria Center Vienna in the main European city of Vienna,Austria This conference, which happens every 3 years, will invite... Read more »

New family photos of Mars and Saturn from Hubble

IMAGE: This image reveals the current observations of the worlds Mars and Saturn made with the NASA/ESA Hubble SpaceTelescope The observations of both items were made in June and... Read more »