Astronomy News

Jellyfish galaxies may feed black holes with their long tendrils

Cosmic winds that form the long tentacles of jellyfish galaxies may also create the perfect conditions to sustain highly active supermassive black holes

17 hours ago from Newscientist

Other sources: Newscientist,, Daily Mail show all (4) »

Science Experiments for the Public during the Solar Eclipse

By Dr. Liz MacDonald, founder of Aurorasaurus and scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This blog reposted from Over a century ago, American astronomer W.W. ...

18 hours ago from Discover Magazine

Other sources: Discover Magazine, show all (3) »

Turn around, bright eyes: Here's your total eclipse playlist - CNET

Bonnie Tyler will be belting out her 1983 hit on a cruise ship on eclipse day, but here are some other sonic suggestions for the big event.

11 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

Other sources: CNET Cutting Edge show all (2) »

?ould life begin in oil?

Paul Bracher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of chemistry at Saint Louis University, and his research team have been awarded a three-year $597,380 grant from the National Science ...

18 hours ago from

Other sources: show all (2) »

Supernova shows "the universe is crazier than science fiction"

Thanks to a worldwide network of 18 robotic telescopes, researchers led by the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) were able to catch a brief blue glow in the sky which, they ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Gizmag

Other sources: Gizmag,,, SpaceDaily (2) show all (5) »

Tidally locked exoplanets may be more common than previously thought

Many exoplanets to be found by coming high-powered telescopes will probably be tidally locked—with one side permanently facing their host star—according to new research by astronomer Rory Barnes ...

Mon 14 Aug 17 from

Other sources:, Astrobiology Magazine, SpaceDaily, Newswise, ScienceDaily show all (6) »

What to do if your solar eclipse glasses won't arrive in time

If you won't have eclipse glasses in time for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Aug. 21, here are your options for getting them in a hurry or viewing the eclipse another ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from FOXNews

Other sources: FOXNews, Livescience show all (3) »

Cosmic magnifying lens reveals inner jets of black holes

Astronomers using Caltech's Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO) have found evidence for a bizarre lensing system in space, in which a large assemblage of stars is magnifying a much more distant ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from

Other sources:, ScienceDaily show all (3) »

Eclipse 2017: Neil deGrasse Tyson says people should watch the total solar event not video it

(Obviously nobody should actually be looking at it happening, directly)

Tue 15 Aug 17 from The Independent

Other sources: The Independent, show all (3) »

Total Eclipse: Solar Research Thrives in Darkness

Scientists study our turbulent star and its dynamic relationship with Earth.

Tue 15 Aug 17 from Discover Magazine

Other sources: Discover Magazine, (2), Nature News,, ESA show all (7) »