Paul Scott Anderson

Paul is a freelance space writer and blogger who currently writes for AmericaSpace and Vocal. His own blog Planetaria is a chronicle of planetary exploration.

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Astronomers Strike Gold (Literally) in the First Observations of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars
5 days ago
There was some big astronomy news this week, as astronomers announced the first direct observation of gravitational waves produced by the collision, or merging, of two neutron stars. This collision ev...
Egg-Shaped Dwarf Planet Haumea Has a Ring, Astronomers Discover
12 days ago
Rings are fairly common in the Solar System—Saturn's are the most famous, of course, but Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune all have rings as well. They have also been discovered around two asteroid-like ob...
Under Metallic Skies: Titanium Oxide Discovered on Exoplanet For First Time
a month ago
Space telescopes and ground-based telescopes have been discovering a wide variety of exoplanets in the last few decades - several thousand have been found so far and the estimated total number is in t...
'Pitch Black World': Astronomers Observe a Really Dark Exoplanet
a month ago
Exoplanets, planets orbiting other stars, are now being discovered by the thousands, and in a wide variety of sizes, colours, and compositions. Now, new studies of one of these worlds show that it ref...
Astronomers Detect 15 New Enigmatic Radio Bursts from Distant Galaxy
2 months ago
In the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, astronomers have come across a variety of unusual phenomena in the universe; while natural explanations have been found for them, so far at least, some...
Ancient Waterworld? New Evidence That Venus May Have Once Had Oceans
3 months ago
Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system where the temperature at the surface can melt lead and the atmospheric pressure is crushing. It is not a world where scientists expect ...