A Dutch team of astronomers has found that the repeating pattern in the cosmic radio flash FRB20180916B is not caused by the strong stellar wind from a companion star, as previously suspected. Instead, the flashes may come from a highly magnetized but solitary neutron star called a magnetar. The astronomers made this discovery within a unique combination of observations with two of the largest radio telescopes in the world: LOFAR and Westerbork.
There are a bunch of big preliminary plans to colonize several celestial bodies within our solar system. Over the past few years, we've talked and hypothesized a lot about the material logistics of such operations.
But how far along are we with our journey to the stars? Also, a relatively underexposed topic on our website has been off-world human reproduction. Can anything be said about our prospects there?
It will be challenging for us to nurture and grow plants when we finally start a colony on the red planet. Researchers on the international space station made an exciting discovery that might make things a little easier
Black holes: few objects in the universe are this terrifying and intriguing at the same time. But what would happen if curiosity wins the battle against fear and you would like to study a black hole from the inside?
It has been the subject of movies, books, scientific discussion, and even music for longer than living memory. But has there ever been life on Mars? If so, where did it thrive? A new theory says it could have existed in vast underground lakes below the surface.
Astronomers from the University of Montreal recently took a closer look at the ultra-large exoplanet WASP-107b and found that these so-called 'super-puff' planets can get even weirder than they imagined.