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Whirling Dervish: Fastest-Spinning Exoplanet Beta Pictoris b Explained (Infographic)
On Beta Pictoris b, a planet still forming nearly 64 light-years away, a day lasts only 8.1 hours.
Build a Backyard Dobsonian Telescope
An amateur telescope builder reveals his process for designing and constructing his own Dobsonian telescope using CAD design and a CNC router.
Astronomers Reveal Previously Unknown Details About The Milky Way
Astronomers have calculated the evolution of the Milky Way over a 10 billion year period, revealing previously unknown details about the Milky Way.
Goldstone DSN Complex Tour - Not Your Average Engineer
On Friday an intrepid group of interns set out on an adventure of nerdy discovery. We visited the Goldstone DSN Complex in the Mojave Desert. The complex is home to 1/3 of the antennas NASA uses to track spacecraft beyond Earth's orbit. Our tour visited the biggest antennas and most advanced antennas in the world. We even got to go inside one and play around at the controls of another!
170 Years Ago, Eta Carinae Erupted Dramatically. Astronomers Now Think They Know Why - Universe Today
170 years after the star Eta Carinae erupted and became the second brightest star in the galaxy, astronomers now have a theory for what caused this.
Amazing New Views of Betelgeuse Courtesy of ALMA - Universe Today
An angry monster lurks in the shoulder of the Hunter. We're talking about the Red Giant star Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis in the constellation Orion. Recently, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) gave us an amazing view of Betelgeuse, one of the very few stars resolved as anything more than a point of light.
Binary Stars Orbiting Each Other INSIDE a Planetary Nebula - Universe Today
An international team of astronomers recently observed an unexpected sight, a binary star system that is set to collide and explode in a nova inside of a nebula.