New Exoplanet Climate ‘Decoder’ Will Advance the Search for Alien Life

After analyzing a dozen types of suns and numerous planet surfaces, Cornell astronomers have come up with a practical model, or a decoder, to unravel climate clues for potentially habitable exoplanets in distant galaxies. "We looked at how different planetary...

The Sun Shows Peculiar Behavior in Comparison With Other Similar Stars in the Universe

The Sun is proving some unusual behavior, researchers have claimed: it seems to be very quiet in comparison to its galactic fellows. A new study used data collected by Kepler Space Telescope to draw a comparison between the brightness of...

Galaxies Merging Created a Spectacular Cosmic Fountain

​Spectacular photography captured by the famed Hubble Space Telescope was recently published by NASA on its Instagram account. The image depicts a stream of stars that resemble a fountain, shaped by galaxies engaging with one another. The subject of the...

Researchers Discover the First Pulsating White Dwarf in a Binary Star System

​International research led by astronomers from the University of Sheffield and Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias​ has found a pulsating star in a binary star system, which will enable them to gain important data of the way stars like our...

Countless Protostars Discovered in the Orion Molecular Clouds

The majority of the stars in the Universe are chaperoned by planets, which are created in rings of dust and gas, known as protoplanetary disks. These rings also surround incredibly young stars, and researchers are curious as to when these...

A Binary System is Warping Space-Time in the Milky Way

Back in the summer of 2016, astronomers observed a star located 2,500 light-years away in the Cygnus constellation spark as if getting ready to blow off into a violent supernova. The following day, though, the star got back to its...

More Peculiar Objects Orbiting Close to Sagittarius A*’s Core Were Found

The center of our galaxy is occupied by an area where at least 10 million stars are enclosed into one parsec (3.25 light-years) of space. At the core, the supermassive black hole (SMBH) known as Sagittarius A* lays, with an...

Exoplanets Can Become Uninhabitable Because of the Stars

The discovery of terrestrial exoplanets is considered one of the most impressive advancements the scientific field has made until now. These planets rotate around stars located outside the Solar System.​ Numerous exoplanets are located in the 'habitable zones' of stars,...

Black Hole Supports Baby Stars a Million Light-Years Away

A recent discovery, developed by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and some other telescopes, shows how a black hole is acting as a stellar kick-starter. The black hole seems to have intensified star creation more than one million light-years away. Roberto...