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

June’s full moon, the strawberry moon, will peak on Tuesday

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — June’s full moon, the strawberry moon, will illuminate the sky this week. The moon will appear full from Sunday moonrise to Wednesday moonset, according to NASA. It will reach its peak at 7:52 … Read more

NASA Says a Tiny Space Rock Has Impacted The James Webb Space Telescope

In its new home far from Earth, the James Webb Space Telescope maybe isn’t quite as alone as it seems. The pocket of space occupied by the telescope isn’t a total vacuum – and now the inevitable has happened, with a tiny piece of rock, a micrometeorite, colliding with one of Webb’s mirror segments. But … Read more

NASA reveals spaceship idea that could send astronauts into deep space

NASA has announced a new vision for navigating space using sun beams as power. The Diffractive Solar Sailing project scored $2 million in funding for research and development. Sunbeams from exert force on humans and objects. On Earth, it’s unnoticeable – but in the vacuum of space, light beams can propel even large objects forward. … Read more

Astronomers Have Found a Super-Earth Near The Habitable Zone of Its Star

The very tiny motion of a small star has revealed the presence of a super-Earth exoplanet, orbiting at a distance that is close to habitable. Around a faint red dwarf called Ross 508, located just 36.5 light-years away (yet too dim to be seen with the naked eye), astronomers have confirmed the existence of a … Read more

A Spacecraft Just Recorded The Lunar Eclipse Like You’ve Never Witnessed It Before

A total lunar eclipse is an incredible sight. As Earth passes between the Moon and the Sun, its shadow slips across the face of our satellite so only long, red wavelengths – sunlight refracted by Earth’s atmosphere – can slip through, tinting the usually pale Moon blood-red. That’s when we see it from here, on … Read more

These Videos From a Space Probe Flying Past The Sun Are Truly Out of This World

A spacecraft looping around the Sun has made its first close approach – and filmed the encounter in glorious detail. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on 26 March, coming in at a distance of around 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), inside the orbit of Mercury. … Read more

There Are Tiny Bright Dots All Over The Sun, And We May Finally Know Their Source

Sunspots aren’t the only speckles decorating the dynamic face of our Sun. Solar physicists have made a close study of tiny, fleeting speckles of brightness that emerge and fade in less than a minute on average, in regions where loops of plasma rise from the solar surface. They’re named ‘solar dots’. The fleeting phenomenon, analysis … Read more

Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Sometimes it takes an animation on Twitter to truly comprehend – or at least begin to comprehend – the amazing diversity of worlds making up our Solar System. Enter planetary astronomer James O’Donoghue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). hey tweeted out a brief animation that starts off with the Ceres dwarf planet, and … Read more

First Solar Eclipse of 2022 to occur on Saturday

The first solar eclipse of 2022 is coming on Saturday, April 30. While the spectacular event will not be visible from North America, there are options to watch the event online. Where will the partial solar eclipse be visible? It will be visible from the southeastern Pacific Ocean, the Antarctic and some South America countries … Read more