On Wednesday, the Event Horizon Telescope released the first-ever image of a black hole, a historic moment shared by scientists spread around the world.
By Nsikan Akpan
The Event Horizon Telescope is expected to release the first image of a black hole on Wednesday. In preparation for what might be a momentous day, here’s what you need to know.
By Nsikan Akpan
The iron core of what was once a world has been found around a white dwarf star, shedding light on the final days of planetary systems — including our own.
By Jonathan O'Callaghan, Scientific American
Comet 46P/Wirtanen is expected to make an appearance Dec. 14 to 19 that may well be visible even to the naked eye. Photo by Suchart Kuathan/via Getty Images…
By Shannon Schmoll, The Conversation
By Vicky Stein
Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, a planetary scientist, has been photographing celestial bodies for decades. But for the Juno mission, her collaborators are citizen scientists.
By Jeremy Hsu, Scientific American
If all goes according to plan, two spacecraft will commence close encounters with two asteroids by the end of August, in order to retrieve organic materials dating back to the solar system’s birth.
By Stephen Schneider, The Conversation
The summer solstice brings the longest day and shortest night of the year for 88 percent of Earth’s people.
By Rashmi Shivni
NASA New Horizons mission leader Alan Stern and astrobiologist David Grinspoon divulge the most intimate accounts of the decades of planning needed for the Pluto probe in the new book “Chasing New Horizons.”…
By Jason Steffen, The Conversation
NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will monitor more than 200,000 stars to discover thousands of exoplanets, ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants.
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