The Astrophysical Journal

October 6, 2018

In the hunt for aliens, satellites may light the way

If aliens love satellites as much as we do, we might be able to spot them The Earth is expanding, satellite by satellite, every rocket launch […]
March 16, 2018

IF WE DO HEAR SIGNALS FROM ALIENS, THEY’RE PROBABLY LONG GONE

In 1961, famed astrophysics Frank Drake proposed a formula that came to be known as the Drake Equation. Based a series of factors, this equation sought to […]
September 22, 2016

Scientists finally figured out the source of this bizarre, glowing space ‘blob’

The blob is one of the biggest and most mysterious objects in our universe. Discovered 16 years ago by researchers at Cal Tech‘s Palomar Observatory, the gargantuan […]
August 1, 2016

The Significance of Pluto

I first learned about the Solar System‘s planets when I was six years old. My music teacher conditioned our class to learn their names in the […]
July 13, 2016

New dwarf planet with 'eccentric' orbit unexpectedly discovered by astronomers

Large, looping orbit takes dwarf planet 700 years to travel around the sun A team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet, and they weren’t even […]
July 12, 2016

A SUPERNOVA MIGHT HAVE ABETTED A MASS EXTINCTION ON EARTH

IT WOULD HAVE SLAMMED THE PLANET WITH COSMIC RADIATION SEVERAL MILLION YEARS AGO An exploding star hundreds of light-years from Earth may have played a role […]
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 6, 2016

NASA finds supermassive black hole that ‘burps’ gas

A supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy has been spotted “burping” gas and star-forming dust, NASA says. Scientists now think black holes could be “star […]
September 29, 2015

Mars water discovery just 1 piece of the puzzle in figuring out which planets can sustain life

It’s getting more and more likely that earthlings may have a neighbour next door. Some of the Martian surface is at times covered with seasonal flows […]