Brian Koberlein

Brian Koberlein is an astrophysicist and science writer with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. He writes about astronomy and astrophysics on his blog. You can follow him on YouTube, and on Twitter @BrianKoberlein.

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New Webb telescope observations throw a wrench in our understanding of the Big Bang

The latest Webb observations do reveal some strange and unexpected things about the universe.

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ESA mission confirms exactly when the Sun will die

We now know that while the mass of a star is an important aspect of stellar evolution, its chemical composition also plays an important role.

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Bizarre black holes and dark matter conspired to make the universe as we see it

Primordial black holes could have pulled matter toward it to trigger stellar formation.

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Is Planet 9 real? New observations fail to reveal the hypothetical orb

The odds against a Planet 9 existing are fairly high, a recent study finds.

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Cosmologists find new evidence our universe has an antimatter twin

It might help us solve problems with the cosmological constant.

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Mars could get an artificial magnetic field from an out-there source

The reason magnetic fields are so important is that they can shield a planet from solar wind and ionizing particles.

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Astronomers narrow in on where Planet 9 might be hiding

There are eight known planets in the solar system, but for a while, there has been some evidence that there might be one more.

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A major Einstein theory was just proven right, 106 years later

In 1905, Albert Einstein wrote a paper that was just two pages long. It changed physics forever.

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After 47 years, Stephen Hawking’s most important idea was just proven correct

The most mysterious objects in space are slowly coming into view.

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Exo-Titans: why the moons of rogue planets could surprise us with alien life

The search for life on exoplanets takes a fairly conservative approach. It focuses on life that is similar to that of Earth.

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Starlink could be giving away our position to aliens

We might be able to see alien megaconstellations — and vice versa.

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Dark matter may be hiding deep inside distant exoplanets

Abnormally warm exoplanets could be a sign of elusive physics happening deep below.

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SETI researchers are looking toward the center of the galaxy for aliens

Breakthrough Listen project, the largest SETI project in decades, is looking toward an unexpected place for alien civilizations