Get ready for the most peculiar road trip that will help you understand the vastness and emptiness of the solar system — and Sweden.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
Human beings are tiny creatures compared to the 92 billion light-year wide observable Universe. How can we comprehend such large scales?
Based on the atoms that they're made out of, the innermost planet should always be the densest. Here's why Earth beats Mercury, hands down.
The TRAPPIST-1 system is a treasure trove of possibilities and questions. Observations by JWST have just begun.
A conversation with an advanced alien species is likely to be simple and to take 1,000 years. It might also be dangerous.
The space telescope's findings challenge the notion of a galaxy brimming with life.
Neptune holds records in our Solar System, but the Universe gets even faster. Here on Earth, extreme weather events can cause dramatic wind speed spikes. When hurricanes are at their most […]
We are traveling in a realm that once exclusively belonged to the gods. Space travel will force humanity to rethink everything.
The James Webb Space Telescope viewed Neptune, our Solar System's final planet, for the first time. Here's what we saw, and what it means.
After a wait of 397 years in orbit, we’re finally getting a truly ‘Great’ Conjunction. Recently, December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn finally met. Looking towards the southwest skies from […]
Unless you have a critical mass of heavy elements when your star first forms, planets, including rocky ones, are practically impossible.
A unique exoplanet without clouds or haze was found by astrophysicists from Harvard and Smithsonian.
And why, even at its faintest, it always outshines every other star and planet. If you’ve been looking to the west after sunset recently, you may have noticed that there’s one […]
Europa may be difficult to access. But if a recent study is correct, its subsurface ocean would be more accessible than previously thought.
Don’t wait until Christmas to gift a telescope this year. All throughout the year, two bright lights have stood out in the post-sunset skies. Earlier this year, on March 31, 2020, […]
We just observed the first ‘lunar formation’ in an exoplanetary system. This one image, above, is the first to show moons actively forming around a planet. This colourful image shows […]
A Fermilab study confirms decades-old measurements regarding the size and structure of protons.
"Even with my training, I still got insights from the book’s descriptions. That’s how good Carroll is at explaining physics."
Before Constantine received his history-defining vision, a pagan Sun god paved the way for Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into the Eternal City.
Some fascinating observations of K2-18b have come along with horrendous, speculative communications. There's no evidence for oceans or life.
Long before the birth of Julius Caesar, the Roman Republic appointed all-powerful dictators to protect their state in times of crisis. They were remarkably self-restrained and obedient to the Roman Constitution.
Astronomy's roots rest in the very origins of humanity. We have always looked to the skies for answers. We are starting to get them.