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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... 2 hours
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... 4 hours
Astronomers may have spotted the birth of a neutron star
SCIENCE-NEWS Scientists say they’ve witnessed a type of neutron star called a pulsar being born in the wake of a massive supernova for the first time. 4 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
PHYS.ORG By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints—borrowing from epochs of changing... 17 hours
Astronomers use Earth's natural history as guide to spot vegetation on new worlds
SCIENCE DAILY By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs... 17 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... 23 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
Image: Herschel's view of the galactic centre
PHYS.ORG An odd-shaped formation of gas and dust at the centre of the Milky Way, captured by the far-infrared cameras on board ESA's Herschel space observatory. The nearly continuous strip of dense and cold clumps... 1 day
A new classification scheme for exoplanet sizes
PHYS.ORG There are about 4433 exoplanets in the latest catalogs. Their radii have generally been measured by knowing the radius of their host star and then closely fitting the lightcurves as the planet transits across... 1 day
TESS Discovers Its First Exoplanet: Super-Earth HD 39091c
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On This Day in Space! Sept. 22, 2006: Japan Launches Solar Observatory
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astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun like stars for the first time Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-Like Stars for the First Time
ASTRO WATCH Sun-like stars rotate up to two and a half times faster at the equator than at higher latitudes, a finding by researchers at NYU... 3 days
matter falling into a black hole at 30 percent of the speed of light Matter Falling into a Black Hole at 30 Percent of the Speed of Light
ASTRO WATCH A UK team of astronomers report the first... 4 days
Sun-Like Stars’ Equators Spin Up To 2.5 Times Faster than Their Poles, Say Astronomers
SCI-NEWS.COM Our Sun rotates faster at its equator than... 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
NASA's New Planet-Hunting Telescope Spots Its Second Possible World Already
SPACE.COM Scientists poring over data from NASA's newest planet-hunting telescope have announced that they've spotted a second possible planet, just three days after many of the same team members... 4 days
looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole Looking Back in Time to Watch for a Different Kind of Black Hole
ASTRO WATCH Black holes form when stars die, allowing the matter in... 4 days
NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch
REUTERS A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets... 5 days
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
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ASTRO WATCH Among the TV series Star Trek’s many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the... 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
Dwarf companion to EPIC 206011496 detected by astronomers
PHYS.ORG Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), European astronomers have uncovered the presence of an M-dwarf around the star EPIC 206011496. The newly found object is more than 60 percent less massive than... 5 days
Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is a mobile interstellar observatory - Roadshow
CNET Nissan teams up with the European Space Agency to create a mobile astronomy lab in search of dark skies. 5 days
Large and Small Magellanic Clouds Once Had Third Companion
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NASA's TESS telescope just discovered two new Earth-like planets - CNET
CNET The planet hunter has detected a "super-Earth" and a "hot Earth" less than 60 light years away. 5 days
Looking back in time to watch for a different kind of black hole
SCIENCE DAILY A simulation has suggested what astronomers should look for if they search the skies for a direct collapse black hole in its... 6 days
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
Halfway mark for NOEMA construction
PHYS.ORG The completion of NOEMA phase 1, the first phase of the NOEMA project will be officially celebrated this Wednesday, September 19th. IRAM and its partner institutes have completed the first, decisive step towards one of the most important... 6 days
Nissan Navara Dark Sky Concept is intergalactic planetary - Roadshow
CNET The automaker and the European Space Agency team up to create a cool mobile observatory with an ultra-powerful telescope. 6 days
Space telescope to test Einstein's theories about gravity
PHYS.ORG A new space telescope designed to peer into some of the farthest regions of the universe could finally answer one of the most puzzling questions surrounding Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity. 6 days
Newly discovered planet could be Spock's home world, astronomers say
PHYS.ORG Among the TV series Star Trek's many charms are its rich universe of characters and planets. Now, the Dharma Planet Survey, in a new study led by University... 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
The TESS space telescope has spotted its first exoplanet
SCIENCE-NEWS TESS’s first exoplanet is twice Earth’s size and may have lots of water. 7 days
Spock’s home world has been discovered (sort of)
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Astronomers Say Star-Brown Dwarf Boundary May Soon Be Clearer
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of scientists led by Carnegie Institution’s Serge Dieterich has demonstrated that brown dwarfs, objects which... 7 days
When is a star not a star?
SCIENCE DAILY The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer. Astronomers demonstrate that brown dwarfs can be more massive than astronomers previously thought. 1 week
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
SCIENCE DAILY Two of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way -- the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds -- may have had a third companion, astronomers believe. New research describes how another 'luminous' galaxy... 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
Hubble Detects Unusual Infrared Emission from Nearby Neutron Star
SCI-NEWS.COM An unusual infrared emission from the neutron star RX J0806.4-4123 detected by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope could... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH The line that separates stars from brown dwarfs may soon be clearer thanks to new work led by Carnegie’s Serge Dieterich. Published... 1 week
The surprising environment of an enigmatic neutron star
PHYS.ORG An unusual infrared emission detected by the Hubble Space Telescope from a nearby neutron star could indicate that the pulsar has features never before seen. The observation, by a team of researchers... 1 week
Never-before-seen features found around a neutron star
SCIENCE DAILY An unusual infrared light emission from a nearby neutron star detected by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope could indicate new features never before seen. 1 week
Hubble uncovers never-before-seen features around a neutron star
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Hubble Space Telescope Focuses on Coma Cluster
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Closest planet ever discovered outside solar system could be habitable with a dayside ocean
PHYS.ORG In August of 2016, astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) confirmed the existence of an Earth-like planet around Proxima... 1 week
Asteroid Hides Behind Sparkling Spiral Galaxy in This Dazzling Telescope View
LIVE SCIENCE The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile has a busy observation schedule, but sometimes cloudy or moonlit skies mean a temporary halt to scientific... 1 week
Slowest-spinning radio pulsar detected by astronomers
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers has discovered a new radio pulsar as part of the LOFAR Tied-Array All-Sky Survey (LOTAAS). The newly detected object, designated PSR J0250+5854, turns out to be the slowest-spinning radio pulsar known... 1 week
On This Day in Space! Sept. 17, 1789: Saturn's 'Death Star' Moon Discovered
SPACE.COM On Sept. 17, 1789, the British astronomer William Herschel discovered Saturn's "Death Star" moon, Mimas. See how it happened in our On... 1 week
Chandra detection of diskless young stars
PHYS.ORG Stars frequently form in crowded environments. By combining the resources of multi-wavelength missions like Chandra in the X-ray and Spitzer in the infrared, astronomers are able to resolve ambiguities and assemble a much more complete census... 1 week
Astronomers Witness Birth of Pulsar from Energetic Supernova Explosion
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AI Helps Astronomers Detect New Pulses from Mysterious Repeating Radio Source
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BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has started a new mission to shed light on the evolution of the earliest galaxies in the Universe. The BUFFALO survey will observe six massive galaxy clusters and their surroundings. The... 2 weeks
VLBA measures asteroid's characteristics
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers took advantage of a celestial alignment to make a novel and creative radio observation yielding information about the size, shape, and orbit of an asteroid. 2 weeks
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
PHYS.ORG An international group of astronomers, including physicists at the University of St Andrews, has revived a previously debunked theory of gravity, arguing that motions within dwarf galaxies would be slower if close to a massive galaxy. 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH In an unusual observation, astronomers used the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to study the effects on radio waves coming from a distant radio galaxy... 2 weeks
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Astronomers witness birth of new star from stellar explosion
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have observed a new phenomena in the aftermath of a stellar explosion. 2 weeks
Galaxies from a Long Time Ago and Far, Far Away Star in Amazing Hubble View
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ASTRO WATCH A major upgrade to the iconic Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WRST) has been officially opened at a ceremony in the... 2 weeks
VLBA measures asteroid's characteristics
PHYS.ORG In an unusual observation, astronomers used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to study the effects on radio waves coming from a distant radio galaxy when an asteroid in our Solar System passed in front of the... 2 weeks
BUFFALO charges towards the earliest galaxies
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ASTRO WATCH FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO’s Very Large... 2 weeks
ESO’s Very Large Telescope Captures Best View Ever of NGC 3981
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a striking image of the... 2 weeks
Astronomers probe 'outstanding mystery' of how galaxies stop building stars
PHYS.ORG Galaxies like our own Milky Way are factories that use gravity to fashion new stars out of molecular hydrogen gas. 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH The explosions of stars, known as supernovae, can be so bright they outshine their host galaxies. They take... 2 weeks
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New accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar discovered
PHYS.ORG Using NuSTAR spacecraft and NICER instrument, an international team of astronomers has found a new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar. The newly discovered object, designated IGR J17591−2342, is the newest addition to a still short list of... 2 weeks
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
SCIENCE DAILY FORS2, an instrument mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope, has observed the spiral galaxy NGC 3981 in all its glory. The image was captured as part of the ESO Cosmic Gems Programme, which makes... 2 weeks
Asteroid Hides Behind Sparkling Spiral Galaxy in This Dazzling Telescope View
SPACE.COM The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile has a busy observation schedule, but sometimes cloudy or moonlit skies mean a temporary halt to scientific... 2 weeks
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
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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ASTRO WATCH Cassini ended its 13-year mission at Saturn on 15 September 2017 when it plunged into the gas giant's atmosphere, but... 2 weeks
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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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