Astronomer

April 8, 2019

The World’s Best Universities for Physics and Astronomy

There are a lot of high-quality physics and astronomy programs to choose from worldwide. The QS World University Rankings is a great resource to learn about […]
March 22, 2019

The ‘Halo Drive’ Would Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Explore the Milky Way

“If we can’t build something capable of delivering astronomical levels of energy, perhaps we could instead steal the energy from an astronomical object.” Humans have figured […]
March 12, 2019

Some exoplanets tilt too much, and it’s pushing everyone apart

Orbits are getting a bit less mysterious. The explosion of exoplanet discoveries in the last decade has boosted our hopes of finding another world like Earth […]
February 22, 2019

Where are all the aliens? Struggling and hustling, just like us

Conventional wisdom has it that aliens should be either everywhere, or nowhere. A new model suggests they can be both. If the galaxy is billions of […]
February 13, 2019

The Holy Grail of Astrobiology

In the past, the amount of information that astronomers have been able to discern about an exoplanet has been limited. The exoplanet transit method looks for […]
January 10, 2019

Canadian astronomers discover 2nd mysterious repeating fast radio burst

Signals come from halfway across the universe Out in the depths of space, there are radio signals that astronomers don’t understand. Now a Canadian research team […]
January 9, 2019

If Aliens Are Causing Weird Dimming of ‘Tabby’ Star,’ They Aren’t Using Lasers to Do It

The evidence for aliens around one of the weirdest stars in our galaxy — Boyajian’s star — is not looking promising. The star’s unusual dimming events have garnered […]
December 20, 2018

Meet Farout, the new most distant member of our solar system

It’s the farthest object we’ve ever spotted in our neighborhood. Say hello to 2018 VG18, the most distant solar system object ever spotted. Nicknamed “Farout,” it’s […]
December 9, 2018

Listen to the very first sounds recorded on Mars

InSight rumbles with alien Martian wind. Last week a gust of wind swept across the Elysium Planitia, the tropical plane that straddles the Martian equator. It […]