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The Milky Way could have dozens of alien civilizations capable of contacting us
A pair of researchers has forecasted 36 civilizations, to be exact.
This ominous image shows the birth of a planet
The spiral arms of gas and dust are signs of a baby planet being born.
Yeast and E. coli can grow in conditions that might exist on alien planets
The microbes thrived in pure hydrogen conditions, suggesting alien microbes might as well.
The Hubble Space Telescope just turned 30, and it’s working better than ever
Thirty, flirty, and thriving!
A new ’Oumuamua theory could mean many more interstellar visitors are headed our way
‘Oumuamua sure looked like an oddball, but similar planetary tatters could be floating everywhere.
Uranus blasted a gas bubble 22,000 times bigger than Earth
It happened back in 1986—but it could happen again.
First of its kind ‘teardrop’ star pulses with its own rhythm
What other kinds of wild star shapes are out there?
This pitch-black exoplanet is spiraling toward its doom
WASP-12b’s host star’s gravity will someday shred the entire planet.
These ‘super puff’ planets have the same density as cotton candy
Their impossible fluffiness has researchers scratching their heads.
Physics Nobel spotlights scientists who discovered exoplanets and the recipe for the universe
The joint-award announcement featured coffee metaphors and a call for collaboration.