Kepler’s first exoplanet is migrating toward its star, an evolved subgiant that is much bigger than first thought.
Shake, Rattle, and Probe
Helioseismology allows scientists to study the interior of the Sun, solve some basic physics mysteries, and forecast space weather.
A Unified Atmospheric Model for Uranus and Neptune
In a new model, three substantial atmospheric layers appear consistent between the ice giants.
Allen Foster: Greasing Telescope Gears During a 7-Month-Long Night
While overwintering in Antarctica, Foster maintains the South Pole Telescope facilities.
Edgard Rivera-Valentín: Boricua Planeteer
Inspired by the science infrastructure in their own backyard.
Galaxy Mapper Tracks Asteroids Closer to Home
The Gaia mission’s asteroid survey will help dig deeper into the solar system’s rocky history.
The First Look at Our New Astronomy Paradigm
Five galaxies, two nebulae, an exoplanet, and the early universe—JWST’s first images provide a cross section of the science yet to come.
Diagnosing Neptune’s Chilly Summer
A pandemic project analyzing a trove of infrared images revealed an unexplained phenomenon taking place in Neptune’s atmosphere.
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.
Five Reasons Geoscience Should Care About Astronomy’s New Road Map
The latest road map to U.S. astronomy’s next decade recommends a smaller space telescope, ground-based facilities, and an institutional effort to create an inclusive and equitable field.