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Alternative Explanation For KBO Orbits Doesn't Need Planet 9

12th Jun, 2018 - 2.6k views

We've been looking for planet 9 but haven't found it yet. Perhaps it isn't there? New ideas for what may be causing strange KBO orbits in outer solar system.

Electric Dark Matter?

6th Jun, 2018 - 3.9k views

Is it possible that dark matter, or at least some of it, has an electric charge? That would explain a lot if it did.

Event Horizon Telescope Update!

31st May, 2018 - 4.7k views

Consider supporting Space Fan News: to ensure you get current space & astronomy news each week! If you’re a space fan like me (and I know you are cuz you’re here), then you’re very interested in keeping up to

Faint Galaxy w/ Zero Dark Matter Finding Draws Heated Criticism

31st May, 2018 - 2.9k views

When astronomers announced that the faint galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 had no dark matter, many astronomers felt they were being premature. In fact, the assumptions may have been bad science.

More Troubles for JWST

4th May, 2018 - 7.4k views

In this episode, more bad news coming out of the James Webb Space Telescope Mission, screws and washers from sun shield cover were found on the floor.

New Technique for Finding Dyson Spheres in Gaia Data Release 2

25th Apr, 2018 - 3.3k views

SETI Astronomers have worked out a plausible way to find Dyson Spheres by using Parallax measurements from Gaia.

As TESS Launch Approaches, Kepler Mission Ending as Fuel Runs Low

13th Apr, 2018 - 2.8k views

Bad news from NASA regarding the venerable Kepler/K2 mission: it is running out of fuel and preparations are being made for the final end - for real this time - of the mission that showed us there were more planets in our galaxy than stars.

New Observations Hint that Life is Not Common in the Galaxy

6th Apr, 2018 - 7.2k views

New observations of two supernovae: The Crab Nebula and Cassieopia A show wildly differing amounts of a vital component for life to thrive: Phosphorus.

Launch Date Set for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)!

4th Apr, 2018 - 2.4k views

Launch Date set for TESS: April 16, 2018, 6:32pm ET. TESS is designed to scan the entire sky over two years to find as many exoplanets as it can among the closest and brightest stars to Earth.

After Dragonfly 44: Astronomers Now Find Galaxy with NO Dark Matter

29th Mar, 2018 - 5.9k views

In this episode, the case for proving that there is no such thing as dark matter just got a lot harder. After announcing the discovery of an ultra-diffuse galaxy made up of 99.99 percent dark matter.

NASA JWST delayed until mid-2020: Failure is not an option

27th Mar, 2018 - 9.9k views

Looks like NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be delayed until mid-2020. There will likely be budget overruns which threaten the life of the mission.

Deep Astronomy & Space Fan News Updates

23rd Mar, 2018 - 2.6k views

Since it has been a few weeks since I've uploaded an episode of Space Fan News, I thought I'd take a moment to share what I've been doing with that time.