Astronomers Observe the Rhythm of Rare Type of Black Hole

Black holes can’t be observed directly, but the heated gasses surrounding them can, as they emit X-rays. Image Credit: NASA/Dana Berry/SkyWorks Digital

Black holes are one of the most unusual and fascinating phenomena in nature, and now astronomers are learning more about a peculiar type of black hole, thanks to archived data from […]

NASA Selects Explorer Investigations for 2017 Launch

Investigators believe that the TESS mission, which earlier failed to be accepted for further study in 2009, has a 98-percent probability of finding potentially-habitable transiting exoplanets, orbiting red dwarfs within 50 parsecs of Earth. Image Credit: European Southern Observatory

NASA’s Astrophysics Explorer Program has selected two missions to be launched in 2017. The […]