This is our page devoted to scientific discoveries, advances and all of the other ” crazy stuff ”  which scientists produce in their daily work.  Here we are going to post the most important news concerning astronomy and science.

INCREDIBLE: Astronomers see material orbiting a black hole *right* at the edge of forever

I read quite a few scientific journal papers every week, seeing which ones might make a good fit for the blog. They’re always interesting, and of course some have more ground-breaking results than others. But you can count on the fingers of one hand how many times one has made me exclaim out loud upon reading it. I just read one where I exclaimed out loud… (posted in Phil Plait website, Bad Astronomy, image credit: ESO/Gravity Consortium/L. Calçada)

Could ‘Oumuamua be an extraterrestrial solar sail?  

On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar asteroid…

Scientists push back against Harvard ‘alien spacecraft’ theory

A scientific paper led by two researchers at Harvard University made a splash this week by claiming that a cigar-shaped rock zooming through our solar system may have been sent by aliens… (this image released by the European Southern Observatory on November 20, 2017 shows an artist’s impression of the first interstellar object known to enter our solar system: Oumuamua)

How life could help atmospheric tides slow a planet’s rotation

Resonating oscillations of a planet’s atmosphere caused by gravitational tides and heating from its star could prevent a planet’s rotation from steadily slowing over time, according to new research by Caleb Scharf, who is …

Astronomers find oldest known star in the Milky Way

Astronomers have found one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way and possibly one of the oldest in the universe, a body made up almost entirely of elements generated in the Big Bang birth of the cosmos..

(Image credit: Kevin Schlaufman/JHU)

Existing laser technology could be fashioned into Earth’s ‘porch light’ to attract alien astronomers

If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned into something of a planetary porch light—a beacon strong enough to attract attention from as far as 20,000 light years away…

(Image credit: MIT News)

NASA spacecraft breaks record for coming closest to Sun 

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which launched earlier this year, has set a new record for becoming the closest human-made object to the Sun, the US space agency announced Monday…

Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets have been detected in such a young system. The system has also set a new record for the most extreme range of orbits yet observed…

Astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies

For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger galaxies. Peering through thick walls of gas and dust surrounding the merging galaxies’ …

Astronomers find first compelling evidence for a moon outside our solar system

On the hunt for distant worlds, researchers have identified an exomoon candidate around the transiting exoplanet Kepler-1625b that indicates the presence of a previously unknown gas-giant moon.

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