December 17, 2013 A study in the U.K. reaffirms a view of our galaxy held in the 1950s that was later challenged by images from the Spitzer Space Telescope.
June 25, 2013 New observations of a fairly well-studied star have revealed a system with at least six planets, three of which are in the star's habitable zone. This is the first time that three such planets have been spotted orbiting in this zone in the same system.
June 12, 2012 The sky is really, really scary. It's full of explosions, collisions and deadly cosmic rays. It's full of good reasons to develop a healthy dose of existential dread, something NYT columnist Maureen Dowd can relate to.
April 21, 2012 A survey of the sky fails to find signs of Dark Matter, a totally unexpected result. If the observations stand up to scrutiny, our understanding of the universe could shift significantly.