How a Neptune-sized planet will be destroyed by a star, NASA explains

How a Neptune-sized planet will be destroyed by a star, NASA explains

This Neptune-sized planet around a bright A-type star, would be rapidly stripped of its gas. Scientists revealed the reasons. Astronomers are constantly on the lookout for exoplanets. So far, they have found thousands of them but, more than 99 percent of them orbit smaller stars. Only a few of these have been discovered to be … Read more

Stardust in the recipe for celestial bodies | Life

Stardust in the recipe for celestial bodies |  Life

If you want to make a comet, asteroid, planet, star, or many other bodies, the recipe is the same. There is just one ingredient: the cosmic clouds of gas and dust. The procedure is the same; one just gathers some of the material into a lump. What you end up with is entirely determined by … Read more

This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

One of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way just got even more wack. Scientists have measured the mass of a neutron star named PSR J0952-0607, and found that it’s the most massive neutron star discovered yet, clocking in at a whopping 2.35 times the mass of the Sun. If true, this is very … Read more

Now, a telescope to detect the earliest light in the universe

Now, a telescope to detect the earliest light in the universe

A team of astronomers has developed a method that will allow them to ‘see’ through the fog of the early universe and detect light from the first stars and galaxies. The researchers, led by the University of Cambridge, have developed a methodology that will allow them to observe and study the first stars through the … Read more

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

There Could Be Planets Orbiting Violent Dead Stars, And Now We Know How to Find Them

Have you heard of LU Camelopardalis, QZ Serpentis, V1007 Herculis, and BK Lyncis? No, they’re not members of a boy band in ancient Rome. They’re Cataclysmic Variables, binary stars that are so close together one star draws material from its sibling. This causes the pair to vary wildly in brightness. Can planets exist in this … Read more

Incredible Hubble Image Reveals a Bizarre Galaxy ‘Mirror’

Incredible Hubble Image Reveals a Bizarre Galaxy ‘Mirror’

There’s something very odd about this image from the Hubble Space Telescope. If you look closely, you can see two almost-mirror image, orange-colored galaxies, seemingly connected by a long filament. Fascinatingly, that’s not two galaxies at all, but one, named SGAS J143845+145407. It just appears to be two, thanks to the way the gravity of … Read more

Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts

Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts

It took only four paragraphs in a regional newspaper to ignite a media conflagration over abortion that in two weeks engulfed President Joe Biden, the partisan press and some of the country’s top news organizations. In the center of it all: a 10-year-old rape victim, identity unknown, suddenly thrown into a political fight on one … Read more

Astronomers Have Spotted a Record-Breaking Magnetic Field in Space, And It’s Epic

Astronomers Have Spotted a Record-Breaking Magnetic Field in Space, And It’s Epic

Far out in the Milky Way, roughly 22,000 light years from Earth, a star unlike any other roars with a magnetic force that beats anything physicists have ever seen. At a whopping 1.6 billion Tesla, a pulsar called Swift J0243.6+6124 smashes the previous records of around 1 billion Tesla, discovered surrounding the pulsars GRO J1008-57 … Read more

Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Shred a Star – But Surprisingly Little Was Devoured

Astronomers Watched a Black Hole Shred a Star – But Surprisingly Little Was Devoured

What happens when a star wanders too close to a supermassive black hole? The obvious story is that it gets sucked in, never to be seen again. Some of its material gets superheated on the way in and that gives off huge amounts of radiation – usually X-rays. That’s not a wrong explanation, just incomplete. … Read more

Five New Incredible Images Released From The JWST

Five New Incredible Images Released From The JWST

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has already expanded humanity’s vision further into time and space than ever before, giving a breathtaking sneak peek of the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the early Universe to date. Now, NASA has just unveiled five more stunning full-color images captured by the most ambitious telescopes humanity has … Read more