New survey of the Milky Way unveils 3.3 billion celestial objects

Astronomers have recently released new images of the Milky Way that offer an unprecedented look at an enormous slice of the galaxy, complete with star clusters, clouds of cosmic dust and the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*.

Astronomers capture radio signal from distant galaxy

Researchers from Montreal and India have captured a radio signal from the most distant galaxy so far at a specific wavelength known as the 21 cm line, this is the first time this type of radio signal has been detected at such a large distance.

A Rare Earth-Sized Planet in a Habitable Zone

TOI 700 e has been confirmed orbiting inside the habitable zone of its star, TOI 700. TOI 700 is a small, cool star (known as an M dwarf star), located around 100 light-years away from us in the Dorado constellation.

NASA's Webb Confirms Its First Exoplanet

Researchers confirmed an exoplanet using NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope for the first time.Formally classified as LHS 475 b, the planet is almost exactly the same size as our own, clocking in at 99% of Earth's diameter.

Green comet approaching Earth for first time in 50,000 years

NASA officials said the icy visitor was first spotted in March 2022 while it was inside the orbit of Jupiter. The icy celestial body - called C/2022 E3 (ZTF), is making its closest approach to Earth on 2 February.

Mysterious bubbles in the center of the Milky Way explained

A Japanese scientist has shown that large gamma-ray-emitting bubbles around the center of the Milky Way were produced by fast, outward-blowing winds and an associated "reverse shock." 

Water From The Sun Has Been Found on The Moon

A new analysis of dust retrieved from the Moon suggests that water bound up in the lunar surface could originate with the Sun.

Curiosity rover discovers water-rich fracture halos on Mars

A recent study finds that the vast subsurface fracture networks in Gale crater would have provided water-rich and radiation-shielded conditions that were potentially more habitable than those on the surface.

Hubble finds that ghost light among galaxies stretches far back in time

In giant clusters of hundreds or thousands of galaxies, innumerable stars wander among the galaxies like lost souls, emitting a ghostly haze of light. These stars are not gravitationally tied to any one galaxy in a cluster.

Two alien water worlds with oceans 500 times deeper than Earth's

Two exoplanets – Kepler-138 c and Kepler-138 d – appear to have oceans at least 1,600 km deep. That’s about 500 times deeper than the average depth of Earth’s oceans. However, they could be much warmer and under very high pressure.

NASA's Artemis 1 moon mission has returned to Earth

NASA's Artemis 1 mission has returned to Earth following a successful trip around the moon. NASA will begin assessing all the data that the spacecraft collected on its 1.4 million-mile journey through space and begin preparing for Artemis II.

Astronomers report most distant known galaxies detected

James Webb Space Telescope has captured light emitted by the galaxies more than 13.4 billion years ago, which means the galaxies date back to less than 400 million years after the Big Bang, when the universe was only 2 % of its current age.

Giant mantle plume on Mars

Orbital observations unveil the presence of an enormous mantle plume pushing the surface of Mars upward and driving intense volcanic and seismic activity. 

A mega-tsunami on ancient Mars

A new research is lending support to the possibility that an asteroid slammed into Martian ancient ocean 3.5 billion years ago, creating a mega-tsunami 309 meters high.

Construction starts in Australia on the world's largest radio telescope

Astronomers are now closer to a major technological upgrade. Australia has started construction of its portion of the Square Kilometer Array, a system that should become the world's largest radio telescope.