Astronomers Discover a New Meteor Shower. The Source is Comet 46P/Wirtanen

Like many of you, I love a good meteor shower. I have fond memories of the…

Surprise! Japan’s SLIM Moon Lander Wakes Up After a Cold Night

Japan’s space agency didn’t expect its wrong-side-up SLIM moon lander to revive itself after powering down…

Titan Probably Doesn’t Have the Amino Acids Needed for Life to Emerge

Does Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, possess the necessary ingredients for life to exist? This is what…

The Kuiper Belt is Much Bigger Than We Thought

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is just over 8.8 billion km away, exploring the Kuiper Belt. This…

What Kinds of Astronomy Could Be Done With a Telescope on the Moon?

For decades, astronomers have said that one of the most optimal places to build large telescopes…

A Planetary Disk in the Orion Nebula is Destroying and Replenishing Oceans of Water Every Month

Planet-forming disks are places of chaotic activity. Not only do planetesimals slam together to form larger…

Brrr. JWST Looks at the Coldest Brown Dwarf

What are the atmospheric compositions of cold brown dwarf stars? This is what a recent study…

Cosmic Dust Could Have Helped Get Life Going on Earth

Life on our planet appeared early in Earth’s history. Surprisingly early, since in its early youth…

Odysseus Moon Lander Is Tipped Over But Still Sending Data

The bad news is that Intuitive Machines’ Odysseus lander is tipped on its side after getting…

A Capsule With Antiviral Drugs Grown in Space Returns to Earth

On Wednesday, February 21st, at 01:40 p.m. PST (04:40 p.m. EST), an interesting package returned to…