The Alien Megastructure Star May Have Eaten A Planet

The Alien Megastructure Star May Have Eaten A Planet

Remember the alien megastructure star? Yes, it was that strange star that was experiencing large dips in light, leading to the suggestion – however unlikely – that aliens might have built a giant structure around the star. Of course, we’re pretty sure that’s not the case. But since the star called KIC 8462852 – also…

Incredible New Image Shows Earth From Mars

Incredible New Image Shows Earth From Mars

We’re used to seeing other planets in the Solar System – and even beyond – from Earth. So it’s a bit special when we get to see our own planet from afar, especially with as much clarity as this. Yes, that amazing image above shows Earth and the Moon as seen from Mars, 205 million…

A Brand New View Of Two Hidden Supermassive Black Holes

A Brand New View Of Two Hidden Supermassive Black Holes

To truly understand galaxies, you need to understand how the supermassive black holes at their center work. And that’s often easier said than done. Thankfully, we do have many tools at our disposal, and one of them has now provided a new look into some hidden gems. The supermassive black holes at the center of…

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Rocket To Saturday January 14

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Rocket To Saturday January 14

Well, we were all geared up for SpaceX launching its first rocket in five months today (originally scheduled for yesterday). But, in the run-up to the launch, high winds and rains have resulted in SpaceX delaying it to no earlier than Saturday, January 14. The launch of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying 10 satellites for…

Theory That Many Collisions, Not One, Formed The Moon

Theory That Many Collisions, Not One, Formed The Moon

A challenge has been thrown down to the dominant theory of the Moon’s formation. For years, we have believed the Moon was the result of a single, enormous collision that threw vast quantities of material into orbit, which eventually aggregated into the Earth’s companion. However, a paper in Nature Geoscience argues instead for a string of…

Hubble Might Have Seen The Shadow Of A Planet Forming

Hubble Might Have Seen The Shadow Of A Planet Forming

About 192 light-years from Earth, there’s a very young stellar system that astronomers think is currently in the process of forming planets, and now new observations by Hubble seem to provide more evidence for the idea. The space telescope has spotted a moving shadow that is believed to be linked to a massive object, most likely a…