A team of astronomers have spotted the brightest supernova, a gigantic explosion of a star that’s at least five times the mass of the Sun, in a galaxy 3.6 billion light-years from Earth. The team...
If you were dreaming of moons made of cheese and cotton candy exoplanets, you may have to dream a little harder. “Super-puffs”, a strange class of exoplanets whose oblong appearance suggested they...
A team of astronomers at Penn State just confirmed the existence of G 9-40b, a gigantic super-Earth only roughly 90 light years from Earth. The team used the astronomical spectrograph called The...
The European Space Agency is launching a space telescope called CHEOPS (Characterising Exoplanets Satellite) on Tuesday to discover and examine distant planets and learn how they are formed. The...
Astronomers know the ancient universe was home to some massive galaxies, but a couple things about the galaxies didn’t make sense. For one, based on theoretical predictions, the galaxies shouldn’t...
After years and years of delays, NASA has made a monumental step forward in its plan to replace the Hubble Space Telescope. It’s successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, is finally in one piece...
Scientists may have been looking for extraterrestrial life in all the wrong places. Astronomers were just able to rule out an entire class of exoplanets because a new study found that they are...
Population Boom A team of astronomers from the University of Tokyo has uncovered a population of 39 massive ancient galaxies — and they could inform our understanding of everything from the...
Astronomers have a new theory as to what may be behind the formation of supermassive black holes — extremely strong sources of gravitational waves, sometimes hundreds of millions more massive than...
NASA just dropped an astonishing elaborate map of the over 4,003 exoplanets that we know to exist outside our Solar System. Accompanying the map is a video that takes you through the number of...