Astronomy

This tag is useful to those who are looking for content that is related to astronomy. Here you can find a plethora of articles that discuss the solar system, stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects and phenomena.

Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: The Future of Ground Based Radio Astronomy? Lunar Crater Radio Telescope: The Future of Ground Based Radio Astronomy?

Radio Astronomy has helped humanity better understand the cosmos for nearly 100 years. But radio astronomy from the ground, here on Earth, is proving to be far more tricky as the years go by. As satellite numbers in LEO grow, more and more man made radio waves are interfering with

Dec 18, 2023 5 mins

NASA's findings suggest a potential explanation for the shrinking of certain exoplanets NASA's findings suggest a potential explanation for the shrinking of certain exoplanets

On Wednesday, November 15th, astronomers made an intriguing discovery regarding certain planets beyond our solar system. It appears that these worlds are gradually losing their atmospheres, causing them to shrink in size. Interestingly, this phenomenon is not a result of forceful winds from their stars, but rather a consequence of

Nov 20, 2023 3 mins

NASA's Hubble telescope is employed to gauge the size of the closest Earth-sized planet in transit. NASA's Hubble telescope is employed to gauge the size of the closest Earth-sized planet in transit.

By utilizing NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have successfully determined the dimensions of the nearest Earth-sized exoplanet that undergoes a transit event across a neighbouring star. This breakthrough enables further exploration into the possible atmospheric composition of this rocky celestial body. In 2022, NASA's Transiting Exoplanet

Nov 18, 2023 2 mins

NASA's telescopes have made an extraordinary discovery, uncovering a black hole that breaks all records. NASA's telescopes have made an extraordinary discovery, uncovering a black hole that breaks all records.

Using NASA telescopes, astronomers have made a groundbreaking discovery by identifying the farthest black hole ever observed in X-rays. A group of scientists successfully detected the distinctive mark of an expanding black hole, a mere 470 million years after the Big Bang. By merging information from NASA's Chandra

Nov 16, 2023 2 mins

Habitable Exoplanets: what are they? Habitable Exoplanets: what are they?

Exoplanets are planets that are beyond our planetary system. We have discovered over 5,000 of them already over the course of many years of space exploration and observations, and we estimate billions of them to exist in our galaxy alone. However, not all of them hold the term “habitable”

Oct 2, 2023 3 mins

The Most Likely Candidate for ET Life is Within Our Solar System The Most Likely Candidate for ET Life is Within Our Solar System

No, this isn't some clickbait title, our Solar System may not only harbor life on our planet, but a certain moon may be a good candidate for potential life as well. The moon in question is none other than Europa. Recently, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) found

Oct 1, 2023 2 mins