Dust! It’s not just collecting on your shelf, it is the topic for the last press conference at the 240th AAS.
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.
Astrophysicist Katherine Freese describes mysterious dark matter how she became interested in the subject.
What's the size of San Francisco, but has 1.5 times the mass of our sun? Dr. Shami Chatterjee has the answer!
NASA scientist Brian Day shares the U.S. history of Moon exploration and its future.
The next generation of telescopes in Chile will vastly increase our understanding of the cosmos.
Dr. Priya Natarajan shares how she maps the things we cannot see: dark matter, black holes, and more.
How did a temperamental neutron star punch above its weight class and surprise astronomers?
How can astronomers use naturally occurring precision clocks to search for invisible phenomena in our universe?
Astronomer Nick Cowan takes us through the galaxy discovering extra solar planets or exoplanets.
Should we be afraid of contact from extraterrestrials?
A snapshot from the Digital Universe shows a representation of the Fermi bubbles emerging from our Milky Way galaxy. Lines show the view from Earth to distant quasars, used to determine that the Fermi bubbles formed millions of years ago during an outburst from the Milky Way’s central supermassive black hole.
You may have heard the rumor—that a supermassive black hole lurks at the center of our galaxy? It's true.