The latest headlines from around the cosmos.
From todays AAS meeting: “IceCube was built as a discovery instrument… Now we know what we’re looking for.”
The connection between disks and planet formation continues to expand as astronomers view them in new detail.
Screwball giant planets and ravenous stars kick off this week’s gathering of professional astronomers.
I can’t help imagining brown dwarfs as having an identity crisis. And two announcements today did not help them.
On a two-ful Tuesday, our planetarian discusses how visualizations can make numbers more understandable.
Artist’s illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble’s surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light years of the Sun. (Image courtesy STScI and Leah Hustak.)
It turns out that the Sun lives in a bubble—1,000 light years across!
How are astronomers planning to map our universe with the help of robots?
We end our series with news from the Vera Rubin Observatory, ALMA, and the VLT.
Telescopes in Chile are finding hidden treasures such as nearby asteroids and potentially habitable exoplanets.
What are telescopes on our planet revealing about planets in other parts of our galaxy?
New discoveries from Chilean telescopes offer information about dark matter and molecules in strange places.
An update on two new Chilean telescopes plus ALMA observes a rogue comet and a life-threatening flare.
From black holes to small galaxies, Dr. Juna Kollmeier takes us through some of the best discoveries of SDSS.
Two new discoveries in astronomy show that observations can take less than a coffee break or over several days.