Astronomy

An unknown group of planets found hiding in the dust

Astronomy
“Super-Earths” and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new research by ...

Traveling to the sun: Why won’t Parker Solar Probe melt?

Astronomy
This summer, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than ...

VLT makes most precise test of Einstein’s general relativity outside ...

Astronomy
Using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s VLT , a team led by Thomas Collett from the University of Portsmouth in ...

A laser from a space ant

Astronomy
An international team of astronomers have discovered an unusual laser emission that suggests the presence of a double star system ...

May the forest be with you: GEDI moves toward launch ...

Astronomy
A first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world’s forests in 3-D is moving toward an earlier launch to the ...

Hubble detects helium in the atmosphere of an exoplanet for ...

Astronomy
  Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have detected helium in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-107b. This is ...

Hubble catches a colossal cluster

Astronomy
This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a massive galaxy cluster glowing brightly in the darkness. Despite its beauty, this ...

From car engines to exoplanets

Astronomy
  Chemical models developed to help limit the emission of pollutants by car engines are being used to study the ...

Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

Astronomy
  MADISON, Wis. — In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars, for ...

Solving the Dark Energy Mystery: A New Assignment for a ...

Astronomy
Forty-five years ago this month, a telescope tucked inside a 14-story, 500-ton dome atop a mile-high peak in Arizona took ...