"Twin" hot Jupiters may explain growth process of the largest gas giants
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 29, 2017
Stellar radiation could be the primary influence on planets' sizes and densities.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 17, 2017
Rocky world may be best known location to search for extra-terrestrial life.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
Observations shed light on the ultimate fate of our Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Object's mass is just at boundary between most massive planets and brown dwarfs.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Dust belt found orbiting the star could have been created by a gas giant.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 02, 2017
Unusual discovery challenges current theories regarding planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 02, 2017
Exocomets are smallest objects ever found orbiting a star other than the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ability to observe an event via both gravitational waves and light is a revolution for modern astronomy.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 10, 2017
Auroras caused by powerful stellar flares could potentially be seen from Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
A new way is developed.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2017
Based on the Korean astronomers' description of the phenomenon, scientists today believe the outburst occurred in a binary system that contained a dead, highly dense white dwarf star and a companion.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 05, 2017
Hubble spectroscopy glowing water molecules in upper atmosphere of "hot Jupiter."
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 03, 2017
Stellar radiation causes rapid atmospheric loss, making habitability unlikely.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 31, 2017
Observation by amateur astronomer helps confirm the discovery.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 23, 2017
Ten-billion-year-old explosion provides insight into early galaxy evolution.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 23, 2017
Many members of the public thought signals might be transmissions by an alien civilization.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 28, 2015
Automated telescope capable of running its own observations.
Kathy Fey - Apr 28, 2015
Scientists have found that supernovae with lighter particles and strong polar ejections create bursts of gamma rays.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 23, 2015
Space telescope's discoveries have revolutionized astronomy.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 20, 2015
Planet shredded after coming too close to stellar remnant.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 02, 2015
Two images taken 18 years apart have shown how the flow of ionized wind changes during the star's earliest evolution.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 30, 2015
"Tattooine" may not be science fiction after all.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 21, 2015
Scientists were surprised to find that much of the dust created by a supernova blast were able to survive the super-heated conditions afterward.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 25, 2015
The quasar emitted from the black hole is the most luminous object in the universe at 40,000 times brighter than the entire Milky Way.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 23, 2015
Scientists believe that Beta Pictoris, which is just 20 million years old, resembles what a young planetary system might look like.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 17, 2015
Approach put star five times closer to our Sun than Alpha Centauri.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 13, 2015
For the first time ever, astronomers have observed a multiple-star system in its earliest stages of formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 02, 2015
Through 3-D maps, researchers find new insights into stellar explosions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 30, 2015
Inward migration could transform gaseous worlds into exo-Earths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 29, 2015
Scientists understand much about cometary globules, but want to study the phenomenon further to understand how they give birth to baby stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2015
Ancient system raises possibility of life in the early universe.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 21, 2015
The surprising study found that supernovae didn't eject nearly as much heavy elements as scientists expected.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 10, 2015
The pulsar is no longer visible from Earth due to changes in its orientation caused by its companion star's gravity.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 08, 2015
Unstable system has mystified astronomers since 1840s eruption.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 06, 2015
Method confirms connection between stars' ages, masses and rotation rates.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 05, 2015
A new study has found that our solar system will experience a near miss in the future.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 03, 2014
Scientists have uncovered a way to detect stars made of "strange matter."
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2014
Merger into single huge star responsible for its surviving the black hole.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 28, 2014
The size and shape of the explosion were measured in remarkable detail.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014
Finding is first ever view of early planet formation outside our solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014
Star's chemical composition provides indirect evidence for existence of early super-massive stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 08, 2017
Nearby Sirius, brightest star in Earth's night sky, obscured the brilliant cluster from view.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 20, 2017
Presence of an atmosphere best explains temperatures on the planet.
Steve Colyer - Nov 14, 2017
Rapper and Actress Eve was revealed as the new permanent co-host for CBS Daytime program 'The Talk' after longtime host Aisha Tyler said goodbye after six years with the panel this past June to focus on her acting career.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
New sub-millimeter radio astronomy technology provides window into star and planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Discovery may be a completely new type of object.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2017
Discoveries bring number of known habitable Earth-like worlds to 50.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 03, 2017
Scientists view binary systems as crucial to their understanding of stellar life cycles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2017
Planets are forming from multiple sites instead of growing from just one site.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 16, 2017
First nova ever found in Small Magellanic Cloud is studied in multiple wavelengths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
Latest observation shows dimming is not equal in all wavelengths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
Disk's chemical composition is strangely similar to that of comets in our solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
Spectroscopy enables scientists to determine cluster's chemical composition.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Planets' relative closeness and brightness make them excellent candidates for study with new James Webb Space Telescope.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Designated PSR-J0952-0607 or simply J0952, the pulsar is about 1.4 times as massive as the Sun and has a binary companion star of approximately 20 Jupiter masses orbiting it every 6.4 hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Low-energy ultraviolet radiation breaks water up molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photo-dissociation.
Kathy Fey - Aug 26, 2017
By creating artificial eclipse, starshade would enable accompanying telescope to observe a star's orbiting planets.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 11, 2017
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 29, 2017
Gravitational interaction is triggering star formation in both galaxies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2017
Observations illustrate formation processes of both high- and low-mass stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2017
Planet smaller but more massive than Earth takes slightly more than four days to complete an orbit.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 23, 2015
Generation of sound by fluid flows takes researchers by surprise.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 05, 2015
The star might have achieved its extreme speed after its companion star went supernova.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 12, 2015
Although not completely formed yet, the system could provide tremendous insight into the formation of multi-star systems and where loner stars -- such as our sun -- come from.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 06, 2015
First stars formed around 550 million years after the Big Bang, 100 million laters than previously thought.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 26, 2015
First known extra-solar ring system could provide clues to satellite formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 11, 2015
The gravitational effects caused by the interaction between the two stars is so intense, it is warping space-time and causing a wobble that points the pulsar's radio waves away from Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 16, 2014
Finding rocky planets in close orbits could become much easier.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 03, 2014
Scientists get creative in trying to find ways around this obtrusive space phenomenon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2014
Cause of emissions remains unknown.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 16, 2014
Size is less of a constraint on black hole behavior than scientists once thought.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 10, 2014
Study could lead to a greater understanding of important events in the early cosmos.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2014
Pulsars are capable of emitting the same intense X-rays that black holes do.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2014
Vast distances between worlds, however, could make contact with aliens unlikely.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 02, 2014
One sequence of flares lasted 11 days.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014
Process of explosion revealed through study of gamma rays.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 13, 2014
A study, utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope, set to examine elliptical galaxies uniting at the core of a crowded galaxy cluster has prompted Scientists to investigate a host of new questions.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 11, 2014
Two newly found stars are the most distant members of the Milky Way's outer halo.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 09, 2014
Scientists uncover how grains of stardust survive supernova explosions
Andrew McDonald - May 07, 2014
New data from an array of telescopes show that previous ideas about star cluster formation are probably incorrect.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 28, 2014
'Cosmos' highlights female scientists who revolutionized our understanding of the night sky.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 27, 2014
Brown dwarfs are objects which have a size between that of a giant planet like Jupiter and that of a small star.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 20, 2014
A new model for supernova may provide astronomers with a better understanding of how they form.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 15, 2014
"The most familiar occultation is a total solar eclipse, when our moon passes in front of, or occults, the sun," NASA says.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 12, 2014
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1300 times larger than the sun.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 03, 2014
A new study finds binary pulsars devour their companions.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 23, 2014
NASA now knows how supernovae occur.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 22, 2014
The environment around the tiny star is full of radiation and powerful winds of particles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 22, 2014
The streaky red glow of material in the star's path is called a bow shock.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 09, 2014
Astronomers have found an additional 20 sun-sized stars that they describe as likely hypervelocity stars.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 30, 2013
Astronomers discover a solar twin.