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Faint Galaxy w/ Zero Dark Matter Finding Draws Heated Criticism

31st May, 2018 - 3381 views

When astronomers announced that the faint galaxy NGC 1052-DF2 had no dark matter, many astronomers felt they were being premature. In fact, the assumptions may have been bad science.

More Troubles for JWST

4th May, 2018 - 8127 views

In this episode, more bad news coming out of the James Webb Space Telescope Mission, screws and washers from sun shield cover were found on the floor.

New Technique for Finding Dyson Spheres in Gaia Data Release 2

26th Apr, 2018 - 3815 views

SETI Astronomers have worked out a plausible way to find Dyson Spheres by using Parallax measurements from Gaia.

As TESS Launch Approaches, Kepler Mission Ending as Fuel Runs Low

13th Apr, 2018 - 3126 views

Bad news from NASA regarding the venerable Kepler/K2 mission: it is running out of fuel and preparations are being made for the final end - for real this time - of the mission that showed us there were more planets in our galaxy than stars.

New Observations Hint that Life is Not Common in the Galaxy

6th Apr, 2018 - 7755 views

New observations of two supernovae: The Crab Nebula and Cassieopia A show wildly differing amounts of a vital component for life to thrive: Phosphorus.

Launch Date Set for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)!

4th Apr, 2018 - 2573 views

Launch Date set for TESS: April 16, 2018, 6:32pm ET. TESS is designed to scan the entire sky over two years to find as many exoplanets as it can among the closest and brightest stars to Earth.