A recent paper reported that the first planet observed by NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope is spiraling in toward its host star, destined to collide with […]
To celebrate the season of jack ‘o’ lanterns and pumpkin spice, I found a discovery from a few years ago where astronomers used data from […]
Astronomers recently announced that they had found a black hole that might be toying away with a stellar companion — nibbling at it each time […]
Earlier this year, NASA’s TESS mission announced its first discovery of an Earth-sized world in the planet’s habitable zone. TESS, which is short for Transiting […]
The National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope recently released its first image of the solar surface — the highest resolution image of the […]
NASA’s NICER telescope recently released the first-ever surface map of a pulsar, which came with some surprises. How did this finding “break” the standard model […]
Recently, NASA’s HaloSat completed its first year of science operations. This cubesat is working on one of the big mysteries of astronomy. In this video […]
In my latest video, I talked about how NASA’s TESS recently observed a star shredding black hole. But, TESS stands for “Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite” […]
NASA recently announced that it’s planet hunter, TESS, had observed its first star shredded by a black hole in a tidal disruption event. What happened to that star? And what is TESS helping scientists learn about it? I talk about this and how the discovery connects to the game Clank!
A group of researchers recently reported that they were able to determine the mass of a supermassive black hole by mapping out a disk of gas swirling around it. In this video I discuss this result and how it connects to the game On Tour.