Kronos

Devourer of planets? Researchers dub star ‘Kronos’

In mythology, the Titan Kronos devoured his children, including Poseidon (better known as the planet Neptune), Hades (Pluto) and three daughters. So when a group of Princeton astronomers discovered twin ...
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360-degree

First-Ever 360-Degree Video of Spacewalk

Life In the ISS The International Space Station (ISS) is humanity’s home away from home, and has been since its assembly was completed by space agencies from various countries in ...
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James Webb

NASA Delays Launch of Alien-Hunting James Webb Telescope Again

NASA has announced the launch of the James Webb Telescope has been delayed to 2019. The space agency said the reason for the postponement was not the result of any ...
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TRAPPIST-1

NASA’s Hubble Detects Signs of Water on Potentially Habitable TRAPPIST-1 Planets

Several of the planets orbiting a nearby star may harbor “substantial amounts” of water, astronomers say, including three planets situated in a habitable part of the star’s solar system. The ...
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space

Evidence found of white dwarf remnant after supernova

An international team of space scientists has found evidence of what they believe is a remnant of a type Iax supernova—a white dwarf moving in a way that suggests it ...
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supernova

This supernova shock wave slammed into its companion star

Fast followup allowed astronomers to see the cause of the explosion. Type Ia supernovae are one of the most important tools in an astronomer’s toolkit. These bright but brief events ...
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Dark

Is Dark Matter Less ‘Lumpy’ Than Predicted?

Don Lincoln is a senior scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermilab, the country's largest Large Hadron Collider research institution. He also writes about science for the public, including his recent ...
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Nibiru

No, This Year’s Solar Eclipse Won’t Trigger a Nibiru Apocalypse

The hype over the Great American Eclipse on 21 August is certainly reaching fever pitch now that we're less than ten days out, and we hope that you are already ...
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supernova

Astronomers just mapped the inside of a supernova

It turns out these events could be even more impressive than we thought. A supernova is the largest explosion you might ever see if you ever get to see it! ...
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