TRAPPIST-1 planetary orbits not misaligned

Astronomers utilizing the Subaru Telescope have actually identified that the Earth-like worlds of the TRAPPIST-1 system are not substantially misaligned with the rotation of the star. This is an... Read more »

New high-energy-density physics research provides insights about the universe

Atoms and particles act extremely in a different way at severe temperature levels and pressures. Although such severe matter does not exist naturally on the earth, it exists in... Read more »

Seeing the light: MSU research finds new way novae light up the sky

IMAGE: The star, marked by the lines on the ideal side of the picture, is a genuine picture of nova V906 Carinae taken at the Onjala Observatory in Africa. The... Read more »

Sunlight degrades polystyrene much faster than expected

Polystyrene continues the environment for centuries, according to some worldwide governmental firms. This quote is based upon the quantity of time needed for microorganisms to break down the plastic.... Read more »

New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind

Engineers and researchers collected around a screen in an operations space at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., excited to lay their eyes on the very first information... Read more »

ASU astronomers catch red dwarf star in a superflare outburst

IMAGE: Violent outbursts of seething gas from young red overshadows might make conditions uninhabitable on recently established worlds. In this artist’s making, an active, young red dwarf (right) is... Read more »

Massive star’s unusual death heralds the birth of compact neutron star binary

IMAGE: The 3 panels represent minutes prior to, when and after the faint supernova iPTF14 gqr, noticeable in the middle panel, appeared in the borders of a spiral nebula... Read more »

Researchers discover new type of stellar collision

For 3 and a half centuries, astronomers have contemplated a secret: What did the French monk and astronomer Père Dom Anthelme see when he explained a star that break... 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 »