Also known as the super flower blood moon (so named because May's full moon is sometimes called the flower moon), the phenomenon combined several lunar milestones that resulted in a full moon that looks bigger than usual, turns red, and…
By Shannon Schmoll, The Conversation
A half-century-old, still-disputed idea about dense cosmic objects from the dawn of time could solve longstanding mysteries about the universe.
By Adam Mann, Knowable Magazine
Black holes are getting stranger — even to astronomers. Scientists reported Wednesday they detected the merger of two smaller black holes into the first intermediate sized black hole ever observed. …
By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
For two decades, astronomers have argued over how much carbon, nitrogen and especially oxygen lie within our closest star — a dispute with implications for the entire universe.
By Ken Croswell, Knowable Magazine
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The comet, known as C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS), has shown signs of falling apart, and is no longer expected to treat stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere to a spectacular show.
By Vicky Stein
It turns out our Milky Way galaxy isn't the flat spiral disk we thought it was before -- dark matter or collisions with other galaxies could have twisted it out of shape.
By William Herbst, James Greenwood, The Conversation
Despite decades of intense study, there is no general consensus on how most meteorites formed. An astronomer and a geologist offer a new theory of what happened during the solar system's birth to create these valuable relics of our past.
Imaging scientist Katie Bouman chats with the PBS NewsHour about how she crafted an algorithm that constructed the first ever photo of a black hole.
By Nsikan Akpan
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.
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