NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 22 Dec 2017, 12:41 UTC NASA is beginning to design its next big astrophysics mission, a space telescope that will provide the largest picture of the universe ever seen with the same depth and clarity as the Hubble Space Telescope.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 21 Dec 2017, 18:00 UTC A team of U.S. astronomers studying the star RZ Piscium has found evidence suggesting its strange, unpredictable dimming episodes may be caused by vast orbiting clouds of gas and dust, the remains of one or more destroyed planets.
ESA Top News 21 Dec 2017, 14:53 UTC With 2018 approaching rapidly and 2017 coming to a close, ESA can look back on a fruitful year. It has been a year dominated by the ESA astronaut missions to the International Space Station, the launch of more Sentinel satellites and the first launch of a small Geo satellite. This video looks back at the highlights of 2017 for ESA.
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 20 Dec 2017, 19:12 UTC The center of our Galaxy has been intensely studied for many years, but it still harbors surprises for scientists. A snake-like structure lurking near our galaxy’s supermassive black hole is the latest discovery to tantalize astronomers.
NASA Breaking News 20 Dec 2017, 19:03 UTC NASA has selected two finalist concepts for a robotic mission planned to launch in the mid-2020s: a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
ASTRON 19 Dec 2017, 09:10 UTC It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars. Such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that convert the deadly X-rays and high energy particles of the pulsar into heat. That is stated in a scientific paper by astronomers Alessandro Patruno and Mihkel Kama, working in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The paper appears today in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.