a cosmic vista of the northern sky

Here’s How NASA’s TESS Developed a Cosmic Vista of the Northern Sky

NASA's incredible TESS (The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) has spotted 74 exoplanets, also known as worlds beyond our Solar System. Now, astronomers are sifting through over 1,000 extra exoplanet candidates, where possible new planets await confirmation. More than 500 of...

Milky Way’s Formation Process Had an 11 Billion Years Old Witness

The Milky Way galaxy has gotten its impressive size by consuming smaller galaxies, but until now, experts weren’t able to document this process. However, now, a team of astronomers has found a star that can offer some pieces of information...

Unusual Celestial Object Is Discovered By Astronomers

CNN notes that when stars are acting strangely, astronomers notice this. It's been revealed that a star known as HD74423 was analyzed by amateur astronomers who first spotted an anomaly in data captured by NASA's latest planet-hunting space satellite TESS....

Is There Life On The First Earth-Sized Planet Revealed By NASA’s TESS?

Just the other week, we reported that NASA’s planet-hunting mission called TESS managed to discover a viable potentially habitable exoplanet that’s the size of Earth. This exoplanet is orbiting a star about 100 light-years from Earth, says the agency. The...

Highschooler Discovers New Planet After Three Days at NASA

Wolf Cukier, 17, a teenager from New York, has made it to the first page after it identified a new planet on the third day of its internship at NASA. ​The teenager interned at the space agency's Goddard Space Flight...

Ancient Star Which May Have Helped Building the Pyramids Discovered

The U.S.-based NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered that an ancient star encounters eclipses that would allegedly have helped the Egyptians in Ancient Egypt to build the pyramids.​ The star has been determined to be Alpha Draconis,...

Earth-Sized Potentially Habitable Planet Discovered By TESS – It’s Close: 100 Light-Years From Us

NASA's planet-hunting mission called TESS seems to have found a viable potentially habitable exoplanet that's the size of Earth. This is orbiting a star about 100 light-years from Earth, says the agency. These findings have been announced during the 235th...

Astronomers Don’t Have Time to Analyze Each Potential Exoplanet Discovered

Because discovering alien worlds has become a somewhat easier task, analyzing every detail researchers find is, oddly enough, a waste of time for all the tools and computers. Until now, scientists have found 4,104 confirmed exoplanets, but for every one...

NASA’s TESS Discovers Exoplanet Where it Shouldn’t Be

​NASA researchers have discovered an exoplanet hidden in a place no exoplanet should exist. The scientists collected data the space agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) managed to find so far to discover the improbable planet. The incredible instrument found...

NASA’s Newest Probe Begins Journey To Search Alien Life

The hunt for intelligent aliens continues, and it welcomes a new member: NASA's newest planet-hunter probe. Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence  It's been just reported that the space agency's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Sattelite (TESS) mission will be collaborating with the $100...