Scientists observe ‘black widow’ pulsar in unprecedented resolution

A rapidly rotating star is consuming a helpless brown dwarf, and scientists are recording the event in excruciating detail.

Pluto might have been formed by a billion comets

Pluto just got weirder.

NOAA’s newest, most sophisticated satellite can’t keep itself cool enough to work properly

Fingers crossed that the NOAA guys can remotely fix their flagship satellite.

Curiosity Rover is back to drilling Martian rocks — and this is really important

NASA engineers had to invent a new clever technique.

New evidence backs up existence of mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ in the outer solar system

An elusive planet ten times more massive than Earth may be lurking in the outer fringes of the solar system.

China launches satellite, prepares for unprecedented landing on Dark Side of the Moon

“Come to the dark side” the Moon, presumably, told China. China decided to go.

Saturn’s tiny moons? It’s all ravioli and collisions

A story of “crash boom bang” around Saturn, with a pasta topping.

Astronomers find the first permanent “immigrant” in our solar system

I don’t think any wall can keep this guy out.

Astronomers discover the fastest-growing black hole we’ve ever known

It’s the hungriest thing we’ve ever seen.

New, powerful laser system proposed for the International Space Station’s defense

The station is in serious peril from all the junk we’ve left in orbit.

NASA wants to send a tiny helicopter along with the next 2020 rover mission

It will allow scientists to explore Mars like they could only imagine until now.

NASA shuttle finds evidence of water plumes on Europa — sparking more hopes signs of life

This could be huge for our search of extraterrestrial life.

“Exiled” asteroid shouldn’t be where it is

How did it get there?

From the pyramids to Stonehenge – were prehistoric people astronomers?

Were prehistoric people really capable of astronomy?

These NASA researchers think Pluto is planet, but our definitions are ‘bullshit’ — so they want to change them

I’ve never given up on you, Pluto.

Mock lunar dust kills cultured cells, alters DNA — raising concerns about the real thing’s toxicity

Dust 2.no.

Cloud-free exoplanet provides best evidence of sodium in planets outside our solar system so far

A cloudless exoplanet has become a benchmark for astronomers to gauge sodium content in alien worlds.

Astronomers find helium in exoplanet’s atmosphere for the first time

It took abnormally look considering helium is the 2nd most abundant element in the universe.

NASA lander will study ‘Marsquakes’

The quakes will help scientists learn more about Mars’ interior.

Salty, subglacial lakes in Canada could be key for studying aliens

This would allow us to gain a new understanding of extraterrestrial life.