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NASA’s Kepler mission breathtakingly revealed that our galaxy was filled with stars surrounded by planetary systems of all kinds. The search for planets includes seeking planets that might harbor life.
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Astronomers have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been thrown out of the center of a distant galaxy by what they think may be due to gravitational waves.
Radio astronomers are ready to point their telescopes towards the center of our galaxy to directly image the supermassive black hole Sgr A* using the Event Horizon Telescope; and NASA’s SWIFT captures a star falling into a black hole.
Join us as we discuss the discovery and observations of 51 Pegasi b and how they arrived at the exciting result that the planet’s atmosphere contains water.
A group of astronomers think they’ve figured out how supermassive black holes could have formed in the early universe; dark matter appears to have less influence on galaxy rotation in the early universe; and astronomers have observed a star orbiting
What's the latest with the NASA TESS mission to study Earth-sized exoplanets? Watch this months Future in Space Hangout to find out!
NASA’s Mission to Europa has finished the first phase of its design and science review; NASA and the international partners are quietly completing design of possible Moon-orbiting space station; and a look at what JWST will teach us about the exopla
Sometimes individual stars in our galaxy are seen to be zipping through space. The winds from the stars ram into the interstellar medium -- the material between the stars in our galaxy -- and a bow shock is formed.
The Hubble Space Telescope takes aim at Supernova 1987A on the 30th anniversary of its discovery; the MAVEN orbiter avoids crashing into Phobos; and an update on the launch date of TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
As part of humanity's attempt to travel to Mars, what role can the two moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos play in helping us colonize the Red Planet?
NASA announces the discovery of seven Earth-sized worlds in orbit around the star known as TRAPPIST-1, a star that is cool enough that liquid water may be present. But can life really exist on these worlds?