Constant Surveillance When it’s complete, a new infrared telescope in Australia will give astronomers an unprecedented glimpse of the universe. The Dynamic Red All-Sky Monitoring Survey (DREAMS) is...
Scientists may have caught a picture of a planet being born around a young star using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope (ESO’s VLT). The stunning pictures show swirls of dust...
For the first time, astronomers were able to cut through all the background noise of the universe and discover that a particular class of star gives off rhythmic pulsing, not unlike a person’s...
Astronomers recently found a distant brown dwarf, a celestial body that resembles a star, that’s covered in dark brown stripes, not unlike the clouds blanketing Jupiter. It’s a bizarre find, but...
An international team of astronomers has managed to take some extremely rare images of planetary systems being born. The series of images show the inner rims, think of it as a vinyl record, of...
When the next generation of observatories are deployed, Cornell University astronomers hope to use them to scan distant exoplanets orbiting dead stars for signs of life. When a rocky, Earth-like...
Astronomers think they managed to capture an exoplanet orbiting the star nearest the Sun on camera for the first time. The image is by no means confirmed to be valid yet — it’s pretty blurry and...
An international team of scientists have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet that’s capable of supporting liquid water. The team made the disvoery while re-analzying older observations from NASA’s...
By probing into a gigantic, distant exoplanet, astronomers have a rare opportunity to better understand our solar system’s gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn. That’s because the exoplanet, TOI-849b...
NASA is considering funding a telescope called a “solar gravitational lens” (SGL) that could allow us to look at distant exoplanets at an astonishing resolution. The project received Phase I and II...