Astronomy
Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe
Fermilab experiment questions nature of the universe

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Fermilab are conducting an experiment aimed an answering the question of whether the universe we perceive as three dimensional is really an illusion...

   
Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations
Rare black hole confirmed using light oscillations

Black holes are, by their very nature, mysterious, but they are not uncommon. Our Milky Way could house around 100 million. Massive stars collapse into black holes that are between 10 and 100 times more massive than our sun...

   
Chilean telescope captures amazing images of stellar nurseries
Chilean telescope captures amazing images of stellar nurseries

The European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) La Silla Observatory in Chile has obtained wondrous new pictures of two regions of intense star formation in Carina-Sagittarius spiral arm, which is located in the southern Milky Way...

   
Month of August features multiple delights for skywatchers
Month of August features multiple delights for skywatchers

August has presented skywatchers with numerous treats, ranging from the Perseid meteor shower to planetary conjunctions to nebulae and star clusters visible only by telescope...

   
Astronomers find binary star system with misaligned protoplanetary discs
Astronomers find binary star system with misaligned protoplanetary discs

The planet-forming disc around two binary stars is misaligned, astronomers have discovered. In the binary system HK Tauri, a disc of gas and dust is rotating irregularly around two young stars which orbit each other...

   
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project
Corning donates millions worth of components for space telescope project

Corning Inc. has given $1.8 million worth of high-tech components to a private organization looking to launch a telescope into space. The non-profit BoldlyGo Institute hopes to have its ASTRO-1 telescope in orbit by the mid-2020s...

   
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29
Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak July 29

The Delta Aquarid meteor shower, visible from July 28-31, will peak around 9:30 PM Eastern time July 29. Since the moon will have set by then, observers will experience ideal viewing conditions...

   
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment
Russia reconnects with space capsule carrying gecko sex experiment

After days of communication mishaps, Russian space officials have made contact with a space capsule containing five geckos. For unidentified reasons, the capsule stopped responding to commands from the Russian space agency Roscosmos until contact was restored on Saturday, July 26...

   
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment
NASA celebrates 15th anniversary of Chandra telescope deployment

On July 23, 1999, NASA engineers deployed the Chandra X-Ray Observatory from the Columbia shuttle. A decade and a half later, the American space agency has decided to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the deployment by releasing four previously unpublished photos of supernova remnants...

   
Researchers find cosmic ray hotspot near the Big Dipper
Researchers find cosmic ray hotspot near the Big Dipper

A team of scientists using an observatory at the University of Utah has discovered an area near the Big Dipper that emits a disproportionate amount of highest-energy cosmic rays...