For decades, astronomers have thought that the diffuse cloud of gas, stars, and dark matter known as the stellar halo is largely spherical and isotropic. However, new findings from modern observations have uncovered that the halo is...
A team of astronomers have discovered that planet formation in our early solar system started much earlier than previously thought, revealing that developing planets grow at the same time as their host star.
The closest black hole to earth has been found at a mere 1600 light years away, being approximately three times closer than the previous candidate, an X-ray binary in the Monoceros constellation.
It has been 4 years since NASA’s InSight mission deployed the SEIS seismometer on the surface of mars, with the aim to detect and characterise marsquakes.
A team of astronomers led by Victor Doroshenko at the University of Tubingen, Germany have measured the lightest neutron star we’ve ever seen… or have they?