The latest headlines from around the cosmos.
Stars are born! Like, lots of them! How do astronomers figure out what’s going on in distant galaxies?
Observing the Universe is full of surprises and results can be explosive when stars reach the end of their life.
Brown dwarf W1935 exhibits signs of glowing methane—possibly caused by aurorae!
Were celebrating two centennials that are somewhat related...
From todays AAS meeting: “IceCube was built as a discovery instrument… Now we know what we’re looking for.”
On a two-ful Tuesday, our planetarian discusses how visualizations can make numbers more understandable.
Artist’s illustration of the Local Bubble with star formation occurring on the bubble’s surface. Scientists have now shown how a chain of events beginning 14 million years ago with a set of powerful supernovae led to the creation of the vast bubble, responsible for the formation of all young stars within 500 light years of the Sun. (Image courtesy STScI and Leah Hustak.)
It turns out that the Sun lives in a bubble—1,000 light years across!
How are astronomers planning to map our universe with the help of robots?
We end our series with news from the Vera Rubin Observatory, ALMA, and the VLT.
Telescopes in Chile are finding hidden treasures such as nearby asteroids and potentially habitable exoplanets.
What are telescopes on our planet revealing about planets in other parts of our galaxy?
New discoveries from Chilean telescopes offer information about dark matter and molecules in strange places.
An update on two new Chilean telescopes plus ALMA observes a rogue comet and a life-threatening flare.