Orbiting a red dwarf in our galactic neighborhood, the small and cool exoplanet TOI-1231 b could offer astronomers a unique target for investigations of alien worlds.
Observations quadruple the number of known radio bursts and reveal two types: one-offs and repeaters.
The first ever Mauritian nanosatellite MIR-SAT1 has docked at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX-CRS22 Cargo Dragon rocket on Saturday 5 June 2021.
The spectacularly colorful aurora borealis -- or northern lights -- that fills the sky in high-latitude regions has fascinated people for thousands of years.
A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array has completed the first census of molecular clouds in the nearby Universe, revealing that contrary to previous scientific opinion, these stellar nurseries do not all look and act the same.
Supermassive black holes occupy the center of galaxies, with masses ranging from one million to 10 billion solar masses.
Astrophysicists from the University of Bath have developed a new method for pinpointing the whereabouts of extremely rare extragalactic objects.
It's hard to see more than a handful of stars from Princeton University, because the lights from New York City, Princeton and Philadelphia prevent our sky from ever getting pitch black, but stargazers who get into more rural areas can see hundreds of naked-eye stars -- and a few smudgy objects, too.
An international team of scientists led from the Centre for Astrobiology, with participation from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, has used the Gran Telescopio Canarias to study a representative sample of galaxies, both disc and spheroidal, in a deep sky zone in the constellation of the Great Bear to characterize the properties of the stellar populations of galactic bulges.
The aurora borealis, or northern lights, that fill the sky in high-latitude regions have fascinated people for thousands of years. But how they're created, while theorized, had not been conclusively proven.