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Tracking the interstellar object 'Oumuamua to its home
PHYS.ORG A team of astronomers led by Coryn Bailer-Jones of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has tracked the interstellar object 'Oumuamua to several possible home stars. The object was discovered in late... 53 minutes
Astronomers Detect Matter Falling into Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM University of Leicester’s Professor Ken Pounds and co-authors report the detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the... 3 hours
Hubble Space Telescope Catches Giant Cluster: SDSS J1050+0017
SCI-NEWS.COM A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in the huge cluster SDSS... 22 hours
Image: Hubble's galaxies with knots, bursts
PHYS.ORG In the northern constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair) lies the impressive Coma Cluster— a structure of over a thousand galaxies bound together by gravity. Many of these galaxies are elliptical types, as is the brighter of... 1 day
Researchers study a neutral hydrogen supershell in the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG A duo of researchers from the Czech Republic has performed a study of the neutral hydrogen supershell known as GS242-03+37, a large structure in the Milky Way galaxy.... 1 day
Watch Stars Drift and Constellations Change Shape Using Mobile Apps
SPACE.COM We assume that the stars' positions in the heavens are eternal. But everything in space is in motion. 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH A UK team of astronomers report the first... 4 days
Japanese Probe Drops Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
SPACE.COM Two tiny hopping robots have begun their historic attempt to land on an asteroid in deep space. 4 days
Narrowing down the mass of the Milky Way
PHYS.ORG Since the birth of modern astronomy, scientists have sought to determine the full extent of the Milky Way galaxy and learn more about its structure, formation and evolution. At present, astronomers estimate... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH Black holes form when stars die, allowing the matter in... 4 days
gaia detects a shake in the milky way Gaia Detects a Shake in the Milky Way
ASTRO WATCH A team led by researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB, UB-IEEC) and the... 4 days
Japanese Probe Deploys Tiny Hopping Robots Toward Big Asteroid Ryugu
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Gaia Sees Effects of Milky Way’s Close Encounter with Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers analyzing data from the second release of ESA’s star mapping mission Gaia have shown that our Milky Way Galaxy is still enduring the... 5 days
Matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30% of the speed of light, located... 5 days
First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A UK team of astronomers report the first detection of matter falling into a... 5 days
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds Once Had Third Companion
SCI-NEWS.COM The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy located about 160,000 light-years away, has a counter-rotating stellar population in... 5 days
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SPACE NEWS Kleos Space, a company developing a constellation of satellites for radiofrequency geolocation work, will... 6 days
Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
SCIENCE DAILY Our Milky Way galaxy is still enduring the effects of a near collision that set millions of stars moving like ripples on a pond, the Gaia star mapping mission has shown. 6 days
gaia hints at our galaxy s turbulent life Gaia hints at our Galaxy’s turbulent life
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Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole
PHYS.ORG Black holes form when stars die, allowing the matter in them to collapse into an extremely dense object from which not even... 6 days
Advancing local terahertz oscillators to enable cosmic observations
PHYS.ORG NASA is developing a new type of detector that will provide insight into the formation and structure of the universe. Many of the radiative and mechanical interactions that shape the interstellar medium... 6 days
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ASTRO WATCH Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third companion, astronomers... 6 days
First images of mist dispersing around young galaxy
PHYS.ORG Galaxies in the early universe are shrouded in a kind of mist: a cloud of hydrogen. With galaxies in the later universe this mist has disappeared. Astronomer Jorryt Matthee has made the... 1 week
Magellanic clouds duo may have been a trio
PHYS.ORG Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds—may have had a third companion, astronomers believe. 1 week
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Hubble Space Telescope Focuses on Coma Cluster
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Asteroid Hides Behind Sparkling Spiral Galaxy in This Dazzling Telescope View
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Astronomers Witness Birth of Pulsar from Energetic Supernova Explosion
SCI-NEWS.COM A team of astronomers has observed a new phenomenon in the aftermath of SN 2012au, an extremely energetic... 2 weeks
BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies
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Hubble Captures Wide-Field View of Galaxy Cluster Abell 370
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a spectacular image of Abell 370, a massive galaxy... 2 weeks
Gravity theory saved from death
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SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon
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Galaxies from a Long Time Ago and Far, Far Away Star in Amazing Hubble View
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VLBA measures asteroid's characteristics
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BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies
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ASTRO WATCH FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large... 2 weeks
Uncovering the birthplaces of stars in the Milky Way
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ESO’s Very Large Telescope Captures Best View Ever of NGC 3981
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[Editors' Choice] Network tools identify early signs of anxiety
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NASA/JAXA satellite finds heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Isaac
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Astronomers probe 'outstanding mystery' of how galaxies stop building stars
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Jet from Neutron-Star Merger GW170817 Appeared to Move Four Times Faster than Light
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Mysterious Light Flashes Discovered in Deep Space. But What Created Them?
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Stunning details of spiral galaxy NGC 3981
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Asteroid Hides Behind Sparkling Spiral Galaxy in This Dazzling Telescope View
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A galactic gem: FORS2 instrument captures stunning details of spiral galaxy NGC 3981
PHYS.ORG This wonderful image shows the resplendent spiral galaxy NGC 3981 suspended in the inky blackness of space. This galaxy, which lies in... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS Iridium will deorbit the last of its original satellites around the beginning of 2019, entrusting its second-generation with... 2 weeks
Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion
PHYS.ORG The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take months or years to fade away, and sometimes, the gaseous remains of... 2 weeks
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Giant Cluster’s Gravity Distorts, Magnifies Light from Distant Galaxies
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Researchers conduct chemical analysis of six extremely metal-poor star candidates
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First detection of matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light
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NASA/JAXA satellite finds heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm Isaac
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