Astronomers with the Breakthrough Listen project have intercepted a mysterious radio signal that appears to have originated from our Solar System’s closest neighbor, Proxima Centauri. According to the astronomers studying the strange transmission “it is the first serious candidate since the ‘Wow! signal’,” a hypothesized artificial radio signal caught by Bigread more

  Astronomers may have solved the mystery behind the source of the enigmatic phenomenon called fast radio bursts, powerful blasts of radio waves from far outside the Milky Way Galaxy that last for mere fractions of a second, with a recently-discovered celestial body that is surprisingly close to our homeread more

Comet Atlas may have fizzled as it came ’round the Sun, but its replacement, C/2020 F8—better known as Comet SWAN—has fared better in its approach to the center of the Solar System, and although it is likely to become just bright enough to be visible to the naked eye, skywatchers willread more