A Rogue Black Hole Roaming Our Galaxy May Have Just Been Confirmed

The first detection of what appears to be a rogue black hole drifting through the Milky Way, revealed earlier this year, just got important validation. A second team of scientists, conducting a separate, independent analysis, has reached almost the same finding, adding weight to the idea that we’ve potentially identified a rogue black hole wandering … Read more

An Ultra-Rare Cosmic Object Was Just Detected in The Milky Way, Astronomers Report

A new member of the category of star so rare we can count the known number of them on our fingers and toes has just been discovered in the Milky Way. It’s called MAXI J1816-195, located no greater than 30,000 light-years away. Preliminary observations and investigations suggest that it’s an accreting X-ray millisecond pulsar – … Read more

Unusual Pulse Detected in The Sky May Be a Completely New Class of Stellar Object

The discovery of a neutron star emitting radio signals is rewriting our unusual understanding of these unique star systems. My colleagues and I (the MeerTRAP team) made the discovery when observing the Vela-X 1 region of the Milky Way about 1,300 light-years away from Earth, using the MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa. We spotted … Read more

This Record-Breaking ‘Gold Standard’ Star Is Unlike Any We’ve Seen Before

What’s in a star? Well, if you’re a highly evolved specimen nearing the end of its life named HD 222925, rather a heck of a lot, actually. Scientists have conducted an analysis of this dim object, and identified 65 separate elements. That’s the most elements ever found in a single object outside the Solar System, … Read more

Gigantic Asteroid Is About to Skim Past Earth, NASA Says

A gigantic “potentially hazardous” asteroid that may be twice the size of the Empire State Building is set to zoom past Earth Thursday (April 28), according to NASA. The asteroid, named 418135 (2008 AG33), has an estimated diameter between 1,150 and 2,560 feet (350 to 780 meters) and will break into Earth’s orbit at a … Read more

Declassified Government Data Reveal an Interstellar Object Exploded in The Sky in 2014

A fireball that blazed through the skies over Papua New Guinea in 2014 was actually a fast-moving object from another star system, according to a recent memo released by the US Space Command (USSC). The object, a small meteorite measuring just 1.5 feet (0.45 meter) across, slammed into Earth’s atmosphere on 8 January 2014, after … Read more

Mysterious Ring in Space Could Be The First Known Intergalactic Supernova

The Universe isn’t the chaotic free-for-all. Most of the stars are bound up in galaxies, which are separated by vast, almost unimaginable distances. The space between the galaxies – intergalactic space – is sparsely populated, but not entirely empty; there, too, occasional lone stars can also be found. For the first time, astronomers think they … Read more