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An elite team of American astronomers may have finally proved the existence of the elusive gravitational waves, the ripples of space and time predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, in 1916.
Astronomers, using the Hubble Space Telescope, have measured and characterized an enormous, galaxy-sized cloud of dust and gas, Known as The Smith Cloud, swirling around the Milky Way.
A team of scientists has discovered unusual planetary system composed of a monster planet ‘dancing’ dangerously with two stars — a sun-like star and a dwarf star — at 127 light years away from us.
Australian astronomers have spotted the closest exoplanet within the habitable zone of its star to Earth, dubbed Wolf 1061c, is just 14 light years away.
KIC 8462852, aka Tabby’s star located 1,480 light years away from us, has puzzled astronomers with its erratic dimming, a dimming pattern never seen before — more than 20% of its light was being blocked out by something!
A super-Jupiter planet, dubbed HD 106906b, discovered last year is sitting at a large distance from its host star, so far away that some believes it was kicked out of star’s local neighborhood.
The Hypergiant red star VY Canis Majoris, one of the largest stars in our galaxy, is going to die soon, new study suggests. Will it impose some risks to our planet as it dies in violent supernovae explosion?
Earlier this month, a mysterious star — known as Tabby’s Star or KIC 8462852 — with a strange dimming light made the news for its unexplained and bizarre behavior. Many on the Internet blamed an alien megastructure on KIC 8462852 for the dimming of 20% and more. Sure, This star is strange. But aliens?
For the first time, a team of scientists have managed to record winds speed on opposite sides of an ‘alien’ planet, dubbed HD 189733b, this extreme planet is being battered by furious winds of more than 8700 km/h (5400mph) — 20 times higher than the fastest wind speed ever recorded on Earth — equivalent to seven times sound’ speed.
In a new study, astrophysicists at Harvard University claim that if some form of alien life does indeed have the ability to move from planet to planet — much like a virus — (a process called panspermia), it would spread in a predictable pattern that we could potentially detect it.
One of the most vexing questions in physics is what would really happen if you fell into a black hole? Now, a new radical theory, proposed by famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking, may finally solve this challenging puzzle.
NASA’s sophisticated telescope, Chandra X-ray Observatory, has witnessed a fast-moving pulsar puncturing a huge hole in the massive companion star’s circumstellar disk of hot gas and dust.