Astronomy

The first discovered interstellar asteroid is a quarter-mile long red beast

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 05:00
Take us with you, `Oumuamua.
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Planetary scientists close in on a super-Earth with an Earth-like atmosphere

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:00
55 Cancri e is too hot for life, but it does have a nice thick blanket to keep it warm.
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Did life hitchhike through the Solar System?

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 05:00
Astronomers suggest microscopic organisms, such as tardigrades, can be transported between planets by fast-moving streams of space dust.
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Battered but not broken: Arecibo Observatory receives renewed funding

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:00
Puerto Rico’s iconic Arecibo Observatory will remain open after the National Science Foundation announced continued funding last week.
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Cooking up supermassive black holes in the early universe

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/20/2017 - 05:00
How do you make a supermassive black hole more quickly?
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Pluto’s smog keeps it cool

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 05:00
The dwarf planet’s hazy smog layer may chill the world more than expected.
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New pulsar result supports particle dark matter

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:00
The nature of dark matter remains elusive, but astronomers are now one step closer to the answer.
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The case of the shrinking white dwarf

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 05:00
For the first time, astronomers have found observational evidence of a contracting white-dwarf star.
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A potentially habitable planet has been discovered just 11 light-years away

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 05:00
Ross 128 may be our nearest chance to find life in another solar system.
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Are you ready for totality from a mountaintop?

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/14/2017 - 05:00
You can view the 2019 total solar eclipse from La Silla Observatory in Chile.
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Is there a terrestrial analogue for Titan?

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/13/2017 - 05:00
Looking for life in Titan's totally alien seas could start with Earth's own asphalt lake.
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Is there (frozen) life on Mars?

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 05:00
A new study finds frozen microbes could indeed survive the harsh martian climate for millions of years.
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Discussing dark matter

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:00
A recent roundtable discussion hosted by The Kavli Foundation delves into the latest dark matter map of the cosmos.
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What is dead may never die

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 11/08/2017 - 05:00
Astronomers discovered a bizarre "zombie" star that went supernova not just once, but twice.
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Why won't Enceladus just freeze already?

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:00
Astronomers created a model for Saturn’s moon Enceladus that may explain why its subsurface ocean has yet to freeze solid.
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You can name New Horizons’ next target

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:00
NASA invites the public to submit nicknames for MU69, a distant Kuiper Belt object.
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The first known interstellar interloper

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 05:00
Astronomers have spotted a visitor from another solar system.
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Looking ahead to the Square Kilometer Array

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 05:00
This web of telescopes will help astronomers unlock the mystery behind black holes, pulsars, and more.
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What do belts around Proxima Centauri mean for exoplanet research?

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 04:00
Astronomy has a Q&A with Guillem Anglada Escude, one of the discoverers of the nearest exoplanet to us.
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The brown dwarf that killed its brother

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 11/03/2017 - 04:00
A rare pair tells a strange tale of a premature stellar death.
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