Stardust Found Inside A Meteorite Is 7 Billion Years Old

A meteorite that crashed into Australia back in 1969 contains interstellar stardust dating back some 7 billion years, predating the formation of Earth by 2.5 billion years. The discovery offers a snapshot of the conditions that existed  before our solar system.

"Godzilla" galaxy hosts a trillion suns

The largest spiral galaxy in the local universe UGC 2885, is 2.5 times wider than the Milky way and hosts a trillion stars, 10 times more than Earth’s galactic home. UGC 2885 is located some 232 million light years away in the constellation Perseus.

TESS finds its first Earth-size planet in habitable zone

The habitable-zone planet is one of three orbiting a star known as TOI 700, a cool M dwarf located about 100 light-years from Earth. The candidate planet, TOI 700 d, is is at a distance where temperatures would allow water to exist in liquid form.

Star V Sagittae Should Go Nova Within this Century

This star is going to go nova (not supernova) by 2083. V Sagittae is in the constellation Sagitta and is s about 1100 light years from Earth. When the brightening happen, it will be historic. V Sge will appear startlingly bright in the night sky.

Strange Objects Found at The Galactic Centre

Astronomers have found six objects orbiting Sagittarius A* that are unlike anything in the galaxy. These objects look like gas but behave like stars. They are so peculiar that they have been assigned a brand-new class - what astronomers are calling G objects.

Astronomers create first global map of Saturn's moon Titan

A team of astronomers has created the first global map of Titan by using the Cassini probe's over 100 fly-bys to stitch together both imagery and radar measurements. 

Will Betelgeuse explode soon?

Betelgeuse in constellation of Orion is looking markedly faint, the faintest it has been for the 21st century. Betelgeuse is a nearby supernova candidate.  Its transformation into Type II supernova could occur 100,000 years from now… or tonight.

A New Kind of Explosion on the Sun

Astronomers spotted a magnetic explosion on the surface of the sun unlike anything they've ever seen before. Although it was initially theorized about 15 years ago, this was their first direct observation of it thanks to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Weird "Vanishing Stars" Could Potentially Be Extraterrestrials

A comparative analysis of historical and contemporary astronomical data has resulted in the discovery of approximately 100 star-like objects that unexpectedly vanished. These strange occurrences are likely natural, but scientists say alien technology is a remote possibility.

100,000 Supernovae Exploded Near the Core of the Milky Way

Data obtained by VLT showed evidence of massive stars bursts billions of years ago in the galaxy’s center. The more recent burst was so intense that resulted in 100,000 supernova explosions. These findings are inconsistent with our notions that stars formed continuously in our galaxy.

ESA's CHEOPS mission Just Launched Successfully

CHEOPS stands for the Characterizing Exoplanet Satellite. It’s a partnership between ESA and Switzerland, with 10 other EU states contributing. Its mission is not to find more exoplanets, but to study the ones we already know of.

In a first, astronomers find a planet orbiting a white dwarf

In the first observation of its kind, astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile have found evidence of a Neptune-size planet orbiting a white dwarf, the collapsed remnant of a Sun-like star that has run out of nuclear fuel. 

A Galaxy That Formed Less than a Billion Years After the BB

Astronomers have spotted an unusually distant star-forming galaxy, the light of which took a whopping 13 billion years to reach Earth. Perhaps most incredibly, however, the galaxy was observed directly, without gravitational lensing.

Borisov is the first identified comet from another star

Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. This mysterious visitor from the depths of space is the first identified comet to arrive here from another star.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun

Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere.