For the First Time, Astronomers Have Found a Star That Survived its Companion Exploding as Supernova

A Type II supernova is a truly amazing astronomical event. As with all supernovae, a Type II consists of a star experiencing core collapse at the end of its life cycle and exploding, causing it to shed its outer layers. A subclass of this type is known as Type IIb, which are stars that have […]

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Astronomers See a Pileup of 14 Separate Galaxies in the Early Universe

Using the ALMA array, international team of scientists recently observed 14 galaxies in the early Universe that are about to merge to form a galaxy cluster – one of the largest structures in the known Universe

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Jeff Bezos Says The New Shepard Will Soar Next on Sunday. Here’s How to Watch It Live.

The 8th test flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket – a major step towards the development of space tourism – will be live-streamed today.

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Dream About the Future of Big Telescopes; Monster Space Telescopes That Could Fly by the 2030s

With the recent launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) – which took place on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 – a lot of attention has been focused on the next-generation space telescopes that will be taking to space in the coming years. These include not only the James Webb Space Telescope, which is currently scheduled […]

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If We’re Searching for Earth 2.0, Would We Know It When We Find It?

In the past few decades, there has been an explosion in the number of extra-solar planets that have been discovered. As of April 1st, 2018, a total of 3,758 exoplanets have been confirmed in 2,808 systems, with 627 systems having more than one planet. In addition to expanding our knowledge of the Universe, the purpose […]

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