LMC hypervelocity star

Could hypervelocity stars be accelerated by a massive black hole in the center of the Large Magellanic Cloud?

Planet Nine orbit

Here are some of the most recent outcomes in the search for a possible ninth planet in our solar system, first predicted earlier this year.

NEO

Can LSST successfully hunt down the near-Earth asteroids that are capable of posing a threat to us?

K2

AAS 228: Day 4

We just finished up the summer AAS meeting in San Diego, CA. Here are some highlights from the final day, Day 4!

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This stunning Hubble image reveals star clusters within the Whirlpool galaxy (M51) and its companion.

Visualization of a "black hole mosh pit" at the center of a dense cluster. Fred Rasio spoke today about research done at Northwestern University about how black hole binaries are formed. [Carl Rodriguez/Northwestern Visualization (Justin Muir, Matt McCrory, Michael Lannum)]

This week we’re at the summer AAS meeting in San Diego, CA. Here are the highlights from the afternoon of Day 3!

LIGO's second detection

This week we’re at the summer AAS meeting in San Diego, CA. Here are the highlights from the morning of Day 3!

Artist's impression of the MAVEN spacecraft in orbit around Mars. Today's sessions included a plenary about some of MAVEN's recent discoveries. [NASA]

This week we’re at the summer AAS meeting in San Diego, CA. Here are the highlights from the afternoon of Day 2!