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NASA Advisor Quits Over Space Telescope Named for Homophobic Administrator

James Webb Space Telescope during testing in 2017. Image: NASA/Desiree StoverAstronomer Lucianne Walkowicz has resigned from a NASA advisory committee on account of...

Strange Radio Signal From Galactic Center Has Astronomers Flummoxed

Over the course of 2020, astronomers in Australia detected a mysterious batch of radio waves coming from somewhere near the center of the...

Perseverance Rover Images Reveal Ancient History of a Water-Soaked Martian Crater

Before Perseverance touched down in Mars’s Jezero Crater in February 2021, scientists’ understanding of crater was shaped by observations from spacecraft, like the...

Mysterious, Bright Flash in Space May Actually Have Been Rocket Junk

In 2017, a team of astronomers looking at the oldest and most distant galaxy in the observable universe saw something weird in their...

Astronomers Find Massive Space ‘Cavity’ Possibly Left Behind by Explosion

Astronomers measuring the shapes and sizes of two gas clouds in space have discovered a big gap between them, leading them to believe...

Amateur Astronomers Spot Fireball on Jupiter

A probable impact flash on Jupiter, seen just off center. Image: José Luis PereiraEarlier this week, amateur astronomers around the world independently caught...

Feast Your Eyes on the 12 Winning Astronomy Photographer of the Year Images

Leonardo Di Maggio’s “Celestial Fracture” depicts many different split bits of Saturn.Image: Leonardo Di MaggioThere were two joint winners for the Annie Maunder...

A Vanished Supernova Will Reappear in 16 Years

Ten billion years ago, well before the formation of our solar system, a gargantuan explosion threw out vast amounts of highly energetic light....

Perseverance Cored Two Martian Rocks That May Be Volcanic and Shaped by Water

In a press conference on Friday, NASA revealed more about the Perseverance rover’s first successful collection of Martian rock, which was confirmed Monday....

Astronomers Spot Strange ‘Splinter’ in Milky Way Spiral Arm

This illustration is our current best guess as to what the Milky Way looks like. Illustration: NASA/JPL-CaltechAn unusual “break” has been detected in...

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