A new study finds that the intersection between a searing dayside and a freezing nightside could be habitable.
With MeerKAT, Astronomers Peer at the Possibilities of Radio Imaging
Stunning images of the center of the Milky Way showcase technology and techniques that may be a starting point for more discoveries.
Thousands of Stars View Earth as a Transiting Exoplanet
Researchers have identified more than 2,000 stars whose past, present, or future vantage points afford a view of Earth passing directly in front of the Sun, a geometry useful for pinpointing planets.
Dust Older Than the Sun Sheds Light on Galactic History
A small pile of dust grains older than the Sun brings new evidence about the rate at which stars are born in the Milky Way.
Wanted for Grand Theft Galaxy: The Milky Way
Several dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud.
Hunting for Planets Around Old, Anemic Stars
Can a star make planets with 10% of what the Sun had to work with? A synergy between two powerhouse survey telescopes is helping astronomers find that answer.
The “Yellowball” Catalog and the Citizen Science That Helped Define It
The online community of the Milky Way Project citizen scientists helped scientists identify compact star-forming regions now known as yellowballs.
A Decade of Atmospheric Data Aids Black Hole Observers
Astrophysicists are using a global atmospheric model to help them coordinate a multicontinent, radio-frequency observing campaign to gaze at the black hole at the center of the Milky Way.