Was the 1977 'Wow!' signal communications from an alien civilization? Or was it interference from a passing comet? In 2017, we may finally have an answer.
There are few things that get us more excited than the mysteries of dark matter and the warping of spacetime, but when you have both wrapped into a stunning image of an Einstein ring, you know you're onto something special.
Where DO baby planets come from? Well, this observation of a young star sporting a ringed protoplanetary disk holds the answer.
California-based SETI Institute plans to expand a hunt for radio signals broadcast by extraterrestrial civilizations by scanning red dwarf stars, which are older and smaller than stars like the sun.
Last week, a group of astronomers announced that they had for the first time discovered the source galaxy for a mysterious type of event known as a fast radio burst (FRB). But only a few days later, another group of scientists produced informal research that suggested otherwise.
The disk that feeds a baby star has been precisely measured for the first time, revealing details that have, until now, remained a mystery.
Powerful transient radio flashes in the universe pop off randomly and appear to defy explanation, but astronomers have made a breakthrough in pinpointing the exact source of one of these fast radio bursts.
Our Milky Way may be beautiful, but it sure can ruin our view of the cosmos.
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