Exoplanets are planets orbiting stars outside the solar system, and every month seems to bring in a new batch of weird, wild, and wonderful worlds.
Welcome to the era of precision cosmology…where we’ve managed to very precisely measure everything we don't know about the universe.
Every star you see in the sky, including the sun, will someday die. It’s best to get used to that idea now, before things start to get heavy.
All Stars die. Some stars go out with a bang. Some stars go out with a big bang — a supernova. And some stars are capable of something so spectacular, so rare, we don't even have a name for it yet.
According to NASA, "A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying." But what happens when a black hole dies?
Meet TYC 7037-89-1, a six-star solar system. Astrophysicist Paul M. Sutter explains this stellar surprise discovery.
A vocal minority believes that the moon landing was all an elaborate hoax filmed on a sound stage in Hollywood, but it's no hoax. Here's why...
On behalf of Blue Origin, the opportunity of a lifetime is currently being auctioned off: the last seat on New Shepard, heading to space.
Okay, stars die in all sorts of interesting and cosmically expressive ways (except the red dwarf stars, who just sort of…stop).
You would think that objects weighing billions of times the mass of the sun would be easy to find. Alas, it’s rarely that simple.
Mars is the ultimate off-the-grid experience--far grittier, far harder, and far… redder than even the most remote locations on planet Earth. Let’s break down some of the challenges that people will have to face in order to survive and thrive on our neighbor in the solar system.
Sometimes when you want to go out, you want to go out with a bang.
ID2299, a galaxy 13.8 billion light years away, died far too young.
Things are getting a little crowded at the red planet.