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New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Astronomers have used a novel technique to analyse the orbits of the so-called extreme trans-Neptunian objects and, once again, they point out that there is something perturbing them: a planet located at a distance between 300 to 400 times the Earth-Sun separation.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2017

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Neutron stars could be our GPS for deep space travel

NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER will study the exotic astrophysical objects known as neutron stars and examine whether they could be used as deep-space navigation beacons for future generations of spacecraft.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2017

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Magnetic memories of a metal world

Research deciphering the hidden magnetic messages encoded in a rare group of meteorites has helped secure nearly half a billion dollars of NASA funding for a journey to their parent asteroid.

Posted: Jun 22nd, 2017

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