Astronomers unveiled Thursday the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own galaxy.
Astronomers have unveiled the first wild but fuzzy image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy.
The city of Waco will partner with the Lowell Observatory of Flagstaff, Arizona, Baylor University and Discovery Inc. to create in-person and televised events for that next eclipse of the sun in exactly two years.
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This mega planet is so hot on the sunny side that iron vaporizes in the atmosphere. The iron likely condenses on the cooler night side of the planet, almost certainly turning into rain.
SEWANEE, Tenn. — Something strange is sailing toward us. Something small and cold and extraordinarily fast. No one knows where it came from, or where it is going. But it’s not from around here.
"It snuck up on us pretty quickly," one astronomer said.
Craters on Mars can be named for towns with 100,000 people or fewer. Everything on Venus is named for a woman. There are asteroids for every member of the Beatles — but don't try to name one after your pet.
(EDITORS: The original version of this story mischaracterized Katie Mack's statement given to the Verge about why an astrophysicist might publish a theory he doesn't believe to be true. It has been updated to clarify her comments.)
Scientists have been puzzling over the cigar-shaped comet, dubbed ‘Oumuamua after the Hawaiian word for “messenger,” since it was first spotted swooping past the planets at an odd angle.
An interstellar visitor becomes just slightly less mysterious.
The unusual flash from a galaxy 200 million light-years away grew much brighter much faster than the standard exploding star.
At the moment when NASA's newest planet hunter launches, scheduled for Monday evening, astronomers will know of nearly 4,000 alien worlds outside our solar system.
Scientists on Twitter called the Humanity Star vandalism, a disco ball and “space garbage.”
WASHINGTON — Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.