Galaxies in the Early Universe Preferred their Food Cold

One of the main objectives of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is to study the…

A New Way to Measure the Rotation of Black Holes

Sometimes, astronomers get lucky and catch an event they can watch to see how the properties…

TESS finds intriguing world sized between Earth and Venus

Gliese 12 b’s estimated size may be as large as Earth or slightly smaller—comparable to Venus…

Could Martian atmospheric samples teach us more about the Red Planet than surface samples?

NASA is actively working to return surface samples from Mars in the next few years, which…

First proof that ‘plunging regions’ exist around black holes in space

A black hole pulling material from a companion star towards it, forming a disc that rotates…

Astronomers report potential candidates for alien structures, and evidence against their existence

Tabby’s Star in infrared (left) and ultraviolet (right). Credit: Wikipedia There are three ways to look…

Black Holes are Firing Beams of Particles, Changing Targets Over Time

Black holes seem to provide endless fascination to astronomers. This is at least partly due to…

Euclid space telescope unveils new images of the cosmos

A nursery where stars are born, just one of five new images released from Europe’s Euclid…

NASA Launches Small Climate Satellite to Study Earth’s Poles

The first of a pair of climate satellites designed to study heat emissions at Earth’s poles…

Ed Dwight, the U.S.'s first Black astronaut candidate on making it to space at 90

NPR’s Scott Simon speaks with artist Ed Dwight about his recent trip to space and legacy…