Category: Space & Time

staffAugust 18, 2018

Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe

Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have found evidence that ...

staffAugust 12, 2018

Nasa gets lift-off in Sun mission

US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The ...

staffAugust 10, 2018

Ultrahot Planets Have Starlike Atmospheres

Recent observations by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists. The spectra of these ...

staffAugust 9, 2018

Largest Haul of Extrasolar Planets

Forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations ...

staffAugust 5, 2018

Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Imagine traveling to the Moon in just 20 seconds! That’s how fast material from a 170 year old stellar eruption ...

staffJuly 31, 2018

Einstein’s General Relativity Near Black Hole

Obscured by thick clouds of absorbing dust, the closest supermassive black hole to the Earth lies 26,000 light years away ...

staffJuly 27, 2018

World watches century’s longest blood moon

Skywatchers are being treated to the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st Century. As it rises, during this total ...

staffJuly 24, 2018

The Milky Way’s long-lost sibling finally found

Scientists at the University of Michigan have deduced that the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large galactic neighbor, shredded and cannibalized ...

staffJuly 3, 2018

On the hunt for distant worlds

The search for exoplanets, which orbit distant stars, has opened up a whole galaxy of worlds beyond our own. Over ...

staffJuly 2, 2018

Huge meteorite splashed into the ocean and scientists want to find it

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the ...