Michael Armenini

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The star HD 4113 is way, *way* more than meets the eye

Every now and again I'll read a scientific journal paper and it just blows me away. It's not necessarily about groundbreaking news, record-shattering …

Science

These hauntingly beautiful images are proof that NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is a gift to mankind

Crab, Carina, Eagle and Orion are among the colorfully explosive nebulae captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>According to reports, scientists at …

New 'Einstein Ring' Discovered By Dark Energy Camera

A rare object called an Einstein Ring has been discovered by a team in the Stellar Populations group at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias …

Stephen Hawking's 'Starshot': 5 Fun Facts About Alpha Centauri

Earthlings may have left boot prints on the moon, but even nearby stars, such as the bright Alpha Centauri system, have long been out of reach.<p>That …

The coolest thing I found at NASA's famous robot lab was in the parking lot

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is known for building awesome Mars-exploring robots and spacecraft that sends back data from billions of miles away, but you don't necessarily need to go inside the restricted labs to see something cool.<p>You can just take a stroll through the parking lot.<p>There …

Space Science

Cruel things your ex has said about you — or astronomers describing the new ‘Planet Nine’?

1. “a distant, eccentric perturber.”<p>2. “Fatty.”*<p>3. “a lonely wanderer”<p>4. “the gravitational bully of the outer solar system”<p>5. “an unknown massive perturbing body”<p>6. “fifth member of the Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus-Neptune quartet”<p>7. “this massive, frigid object”<p>8. “somewhere near Cleveland”<p>9. “giant … …

Astronomy