‘Black Widow’ Binary Star Found – Shortest Orbit Ever

Black widow binary stars consist of a neutron star consuming a nearby companion star. Find out how scientists used a new technique to find one of these rare systems, and why their discovery has two other unique characteristics.

Arecibo Observatory Seen from Above Showing Damage

Arecibo Observatory Decommissioned After Second Cable Breaks

The Arecibo Observatory was already damaged when a main cable snapped. Find out why this closed the facility for good and what the plan is now. (4:00 min read)