Astronomer

November 2, 2018

Astronomers Find Strong Evidence There is a Supermassive Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers watched as gas approached 30 percent the speed of light during the most detailed observation ever made of material orbiting so close to a black […]
September 22, 2018

New Trends in Astronomy Education

Over the course of the past seven years, astronomy education has advanced enormously. Mainly it concerns broadening of the available approaches and tools. With proliferating virtual […]
September 20, 2018

Researchers discover planet Vulcan from Star Trek — sort of

‘Super-Earth’ planet is just 16 light-years from Earth Star Trek fans take note: the planet Vulcan is real. It may not be inhabited by green-blooded, pointy-eared, humanoids […]
June 25, 2018

New model predicts that we’re probably the only advanced civilization in the observable universe

The Fermi Paradox remains a stumbling block when it comes to the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence (SETI). Named in honor of the famed physicist Enrico Fermi […]
June 13, 2017

12 Possible Reasons We Haven’t Found Aliens

In 1950, a learned lunchtime conversation set the stage for decades of astronomical exploration. Physicist Enrico Fermi submitted to his colleagues around the table a couple […]
January 13, 2016

The Wow! Signal: Aliens or just comets?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 5:30 PM – First comets take away our alien megastructures, and now they may lay claim to one of the most enduring […]
January 8, 2016

Event horizon snapshot due in 2017

A network of nine radio telescopes, dotted around the globe, is set to take the first ever picture of a black hole‘s event horizon in 2017. […]
August 25, 2015

White Holes

Black holes are astronomical entities that are intriguing enough to make our minds run wild—but the speculations of mankind and the treasures of the cosmos don’t […]
July 15, 2015

NASA’s New Horizons Pluto mission offers a successful ‘Apollo moment’

Nearly five billion kilometres from Earth, an intrepid space probe has pushed humanity’s yearning to explore the solar system to its most distant milestone yet. Pluto, […]