24th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Radio astronomers are ready to point their telescopes towards the center of our galaxy to directly image the supermassive black hole Sgr A* using the Event Horizon Telescope; and NASA’s SWIFT captures a star falling into a black hole.
17th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
A group of astronomers think they’ve figured out how supermassive black holes could have formed in the early universe; dark matter appears to have less influence on galaxy rotation in the early universe; and astronomers have observed a star orbiting
10th Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
NASA’s Mission to Europa has finished the first phase of its design and science review; NASA and the international partners are quietly completing design of possible Moon-orbiting space station; and a look at what JWST will teach us about the exopla
3rd Mar, 2017 by Tony Darnell
The Hubble Space Telescope takes aim at Supernova 1987A on the 30th anniversary of its discovery; the MAVEN orbiter avoids crashing into Phobos; and an update on the launch date of TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
24th Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
NASA announces the discovery of seven Earth-sized worlds in orbit around the star known as TRAPPIST-1, a star that is cool enough that liquid water may be present. But can life really exist on these worlds?
17th Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Is the Trump administration looking into a possible Hubble Servicing Mission?; and the Juno spacecraft around Jupiter will stay right where it is for the rest of the mission.
10th Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Astronomers find evidence of a new class of black holes; a bridge of stars between the large and small Magellanic Clouds; new method for detecting some of the faintest galaxies in the early universe.
3rd Feb, 2017 by Tony Darnell
Astronomers think they’ve found a stray black hole roaming through our galaxy; water molecules have been detected in the atmosphere of the Hot Jupiter exoplanet known as 51 Pegasi b; updates on NASA’s Cassini and Juno.