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It’s not often that the human eye can view the larger objects of our solar system unaided. Typically, in most parts of the world, you need a telescope to decipher what is or isn’t a planet. Starting on March 7, however, several planets will put on what has become known as a “planet parade.” Though … Continued
The Universe is huge. Because it is expanding and that expansion is accelerating, estimates have it stretching up to 93 billion light-years across, though the visible universe is only a mere 13.8 billion light-years across. This means most of the Universe will remain invisible, as its distant light has not had enough time to reach … Continued
For the first time, two neutron stars were directly observed colliding with one another and collapsing into a black hole. For astronomers, this discovery is a huge deal, because it hints at where most of the heavy metals in our Universe, such as silver, uranium, platinum and gold, come from.
A little less than 11 light years from our solar system, in the constellation Virgo, lives a red dwarf star called Ross 128. But orbiting this faint solar neighbor is the closest potentially habitable Earth-like planet astronomers have ever detected, called Ross 128 b.
Astronomers have confirmed that asteroid 2016 HO3 is a quasi-satellite orbiting the sun and also circling the Earth in a unique configuration. The relatively nearby quasi-satellite may provide scientists opportunities for mining, observation, and further exploration in the future.
The largest radio telescope in the world sits idle and empty in China with no one to run it.
Astronomers hope the discovery of an Earth-like exoplanet with an atmosphere 39 light years away holds the key to finding extraterrestrial life.
China builds the world’s largest telescope, delivering the best possibility of finding alien life yet