Yes, ‘Oumuamua is weird; and no, it is probably not a probe sent by an alien civilization. Sometimes scientists (and journalists) should be a little more careful when making (and reporting on) extraordinary claims, especially when the word “alien” is involved.
The mere existence of a binary asteroid near Jupiter can enlighten us to conditions in the early Solar System and shake up what we thought we knew about this time period!
Understanding the physics of a certain emission line will allow astronomers to study galaxies that existed a long time ago far, far away.
Dead zones!?! Dust?! An arbitrary pumpkin metaphor!?
Scientists can use neural networks to glimpse gravitational wave fluctuations from the early universe.
A joint European and Japanese mission to Mercury sets off to answer questions about the planet’s geology, magnetosphere, and to try and prove Einstein wrong.