Astronomers have identified several stars that are the missing links in the evolution of systems with colliding neutron stars the create explosions that forged the gold in the ring on your finger.

This one is particularly exciting! Using the astronomers have traced one of the brightest Gamma Ray bursts back to the colliding neutron stars that launched it.

The failed to detect a thick atmosphere around the 2nd of the system, but is that such a bad thing? Astronomer Sebastian Zieba from the Max Planck Institute of Astronomy explained to me & @AdvSciNews why he isn’t disappointed.

By now you’ve heard about the @NANOGrav discovery of background you might be wondering why this is an exciting breakthrough. I spoke to Scott Ransom & Thomas Hertog for @SPACEdotcom to hear through the noise.

Nature says you can have your cake but you can’t eat it. Chad Orzel the writer of the incredible How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog spoke to me about most startling elements the Principle.

Astronomers have directly imaged a supermassive black hole emitting a powerful jet for the first time. The image of the black hole in M87 could help better understand this powerful and violent phenomenon. W/@SPACEdotcom

By now you’ve no doubt read about the observing that are the most distant and earliest ever seen, but how can astronomers be sure these aren’t more recent and closer?

Scientists are having a blast with the & this picture of the aftermath of a supernova completely blew me away. SPACEdotcom are awesome for letting me write about this! What an incredible time to be a science journalist!

I spoke to Xavier Calmet about how he and his colleagues put Steven Hawking’s information paradox to rest, discovering how information could be rescued from

While you enjoy a cold one on spare a thought for the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft which will brave blistering temperatures to make its 15th close pass of the sun today! Cheers!

Typical. You wait ages to see two in collide them two come along at once. Astronomers caught this type of merger for the first time with NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory telescope.

Writing SpacedotCom’s explainer on the ESA’s CHEOPS spacecraft was a special thrill for me. I covered the launch announcement in Bern in person back in 2019 & now here I am explaining this remarkable hunting mission over 3 years later. What a ride!

I spoke to @BTRadford about a current trend that suggests the phases of the moon can help select a “soulmate.” I also looked at some simple numbers that suggest the is pseudoscience.

The ASTRID simulation of the universe revealed a rare triple quasar system collided to birth a black hole with the mass equal to every star in the Milky Way combined. I spoke to Harvard researcher Yueying Ni about the observation.

Located at the edge of the solar system the is home to a fascinating host of icy objects from dwarf planets to “snowmen.” I spoke to @CampionUR astronomer Samatha Lawler about this fascinating region of

Not all black holes are cosmic monsters consuming anything that comes their way. Scientists have long theorised about tiny atom-sized born just after the and new research suggests how we could find them!

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