A supernova?

A Star Keeps Exploding, and Astronomers Don’t Know Why

Astronomers are trying to understand the odd behavior of a star that has seemingly gone supernova multiple times. As Phys.org reports, atronomers at the Palomar Transient Factory first detected the star, iPTF14hls, go supernova in September 2014. It was then classified as an exploding star the following January. Unexpectedly, however, the star then began to …

NASA's Alien Invasion

Could NASA’s Space Escapades Lead To Alien Invasion?

Scientists are beginning to wonder: Was it really such a good idea to give aliens maps leading back to Earth? They’re talking about the pulsar maps, created by astronomer Frank Drake, that were included with the Golden Records and Pioneer Plaques we launched into space back in the 1970s. Drake, known for his famous Drake …

Scientists Capture “First Image” of Dark Matter Connecting Galaxies

Dark matter makes up about 25% of the universe, and yet we can’t see it. It doesn’t reflect or absorb light, and therefore has avoided visual observation ever since it was first hypothesized way back in the early 1900s. Researchers at the University of Waterloo, however, may have just changed that. According to a press …