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These strange radio signals might not be coming from stars
Strange radio signals from red dwarfs could be the start of a whole new way to look for exoplanets.
Astronomers discover disappearing radio source in the Milky Way’s center
The one-of-a-kind signal could be the first of a new type of object.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
A tiny town on the Tibetan Plateau could be the new global hub for space telescopes
Known as 'the roof of the world,' the Plateau boasts clear skies and predictable weather—ideal conditions for the next powerhouse in space research.
Saturn has a slushy core and rings that wiggle
Astronomers used the rings as a seismograph to peer inside the planet’s core.
Black hole jets got some stellar glam shots thanks to this giant telescope
The jets could play a crucial role in galaxy formation.
Astronomers just confirmed a new type of supernova
After decades of speculation, astronomers observed this new type of exploding star in realtime.
The Strawberry Moon, explained
The moon is named for the sweet fruit, not its coloring.
We finally know why the Betelgeuse star dimmed—and it’s not what you think
The nearby star didn’t explode. But it did the next best thing: everything else.
The ‘double-disk’ shape of the Milky Way could be common across galaxies
That’s great news for astronomers.