Moon-forming disk around super-Jupiter exoplanet?

Astronomers say that there may be moons being created in a moon-forming disk of dust around a giant super-Jupiter planet (or brown dwarf) 500 light-years away.

Watch the Progress 79 cargo launch October 27

On October 27, 2021, Russia’s uncrewed Progress 79 cargo craft will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Here’s how to watch.

How high up are meteors when they begin to glow?

How high up are meteors when they begin to glow? Meteors begin to glow almost as soon as they hit Earth's atmosphere,.

Earth in a tunnel? Decades-old mystery unfolds

A new astrophysical model connects local structures in our neighborhood of the Milky Way and depicts Earth in a tunnel in space.

Solar system’s future seen: 1st planet around a white dwarf

Scientists got a peek at the solar system's future when they found a gas giant planet orbiting a white dwarf. One day the sun will die and become a white dwarf.

Weird radio waves from the heart of the Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has detected weird radio waves coming from the heart of the Milky Way. They are unlike any found before, and may originate from a new type of cosmic object.

Virtual reality universe unveiled

Researchers have amassed terabytes of data from a slew of telescopes to create the Virtual Reality Universe Project, a map of our cosmos.

Lucy spacecraft launched today to Jupiter’s Trojans

The Lucy spacecraft successfully launched on October 16, 2021, to begin its trip to the Trojan asteroids, fossils of the solar system's formation that lie near Jupiter.

Parker Solar Probe has a Venus flyby today

Parker Solar Probe will perform a close Venus flyby on October 16, 2021, to send the probe on toward its 10th close approach to the sun in November.

Venus never had oceans, study says

Scientists have run computer simulations that suggest Venus never had oceans because the conditions were never cool enough to allow for rain.