Tag: astronomers

An international team of scientists from China, the U.S. and Europe has studied new fossils of the marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus orientalis. This research has made it possible to fully describe the bizarre, very impressive animal for...
At least 25 people have died after a landslide caused by heavy snow swept through a village in Afghanistan. So far, eight people are known to have been injured in the incident, and there are fears the...

UFOs: How astronomers are searching the sky for alien probes near Earth

There has been increased interest in unidentified flying objects (UFOs) ever since the Pentagon's 2021 report revealed what appears to be anomalous objects in...

Astronomers discover new almost dark galaxy

By analyzing deep optical imagery from the IAC Stripe 82 Legacy Project, an international team of astronomers has serendipitously discovered a new almost dark...

Signs of life? Why astronomers are excited about CO2 and methane in the atmosphere of an alien world

Are we alone? This question is nearly as old as humanity itself. Today, this question in astronomy focuses on finding life beyond our planet....

Astronomers identify most reflective exoplanet

A scorching hot world where metal clouds rain drops of titanium is the most reflective planet ever observed outside of our Solar System, astronomers...

Astronomers find a planet that shouldn’t exist

When our sun reaches the end of its life, it will expand to 100 times its current size, enveloping the Earth. Many planets in...

Astronomers want your help hunting for asteroids

Anyone can become an asteroid hunter thanks to a new program launched by astronomers at the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. As...

Astronomers discover two super-Earths orbiting nearby star

Using NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), an international team of astronomers has discovered two "super-Earth" exoplanets orbiting a nearby M-dwarf star known as...

Humans are still hunting for aliens: Here’s how astronomers are looking for life beyond Earth

We have long been fascinated with the idea of alien life. The earliest written record presenting the idea of "aliens" is seen in the...

Astronomers identify 20 ultraviolet-emitting supernova remnants in the Andromeda Galaxy

Using the AstroSat satellite, astronomers from the University of Calgary, Canada, have identified 20 supernova remnants (SNRs) in the Andromeda Galaxy, which exhibit diffuse...

Astronomers discover irregularities in the cores of red giants

Red giants are dying stars, in advanced stages of stellar evolution, which have depleted the hydrogen in their cores. In a study published today...

Astronomers detect new eclipsing post-common-envelope binary

Astronomers have conducted photometric and spectroscopic observations of a binary system known as TIC 60040774. Results of the observational campaign shed more light on...

Astronomers discover two new polars

By analyzing the data from the Spektr-RG (SRG) space observatory and from the Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF), astronomers from the California Institute of Technology...

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