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Mar 12, 2019
Our Milky Way galaxy weighs 1.5 trillion solar masses, Hubble & Gaia estimateThe new mass estimate puts our galaxy on the beefier side compared to other galaxies in the universe.
May 30, 2018
NASA discovers rare neutron star outside of Milky Way and releases a stunning image of itThe neutron star discovered using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion.
May 08, 2018
Astronomers find an exoplanet with a cloud-free atmosphere that's larger than Jupiter and has Saturn's massThe spectrum of WASP-96b shows the complete fingerprint of sodium, which can only be observed for an atmosphere free of clouds,
Dec 20, 2017
NASA could send a spacecraft to a nearby exoplanet by 2069 to search for signs of lifeAlthough most of the technology NASA needs for such a mission does not exist yet, it could involve travelling at one-tenth the speed of light.
Nov 17, 2017
Astronomers discover an Earth-like exoplanet expected to support life, it's located 11 light years away and is called Ross 128 bThis Earth-sized world, named Ross 128 b, is likely to have a surface temperature that may also be close to that of the Earth,
Aug 24, 2017
Astronomers capture detailed images of the surface and atmosphere of Antares, a distant, red supergiantImages of Antares, a red supergiant, more than 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Scorpio, have been captured
May 27, 2017
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile inaugurates construction of the largest telescope in the worldChilean President Michelle Bachelet inaugurated the construction of the world's largest optical and infrared telescope, to be located at the Paranal Observatory in the Antofagasta region.
Jun 18, 2015
Cristiano Ronaldo fans rejoice! CR7 is now the brightest galaxy in the universeAstronomers have named a newly discovered galaxy 'CR7' as a nod to football player Cristiano Ronaldo.
Oct 17, 2012
Earth sized object orbiting closest starAn earth-sized planet has been found orbiting Alpha Centauri, the star nearest to the earth at over four light years away, but which would still take ...