Deep Space
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Researchers have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory to measure, for the first time, the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type... more
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
Researchers from RIKEN and JAXA have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory located in northern Chile and managed by an international consortium including the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) to... more
The Saturn Nebula reveals its complexity  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
A planetary nebula is the corpse that remains when a star dies. When planetary nebulae were observed for the first time with a telescope, they presented a roughly circular shape, resembling that of the gas giant... more
International consortium offers guidelines, best practices for characterizing uncultivated viruses  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Microbes in, on and around the planet are said to outnumber the stars in the Milky Way Galaxy. The total number of viruses is expected to vastly exceed... more
Hubble goes deep  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
This image from the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey encompasses 12,000 star-forming galaxies in a part of the constellation Fornax known as the GOODS-South field. With the addition of ultraviolet light imagery, astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope... more
Exactly how we would send our first laser-powered probe to Alpha Centauri  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The dream of traveling to another star system, and maybe even finding populated worlds there, is one that has preoccupied humanity for many generations.... more
NASA's Voyager 2 Went Interstellar the Same Day a Solar Probe Touched the Sun  SPACE.COM · 5 days
Call it a cosmic coincidence: Two probes launched four decades apart, traveled in opposite directions — and ended up using... more
Taming Turbulence: Seeking to Make Complex Simulations a Breeze  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy... more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study that simulated particle emissions from distant... more
OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests... more
OneWeb scales back constellation by 300 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greg Wyler, OneWeb’s founder, said the company will need only 600 satellites or so instead of 900 after ground tests of the... more
Small Magellanic Cloud: A Satellite Dwarf Galaxy Neighbor  SPACE.COM · 5 days
For hundreds of years the Small Magellanic Cloud has provided astronomers with a relatively close-up view of another galaxy. more
Tangled magnetic fields power cosmic particle accelerators  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Magnetic field lines tangled like spaghetti in a bowl might be behind the most powerful particle accelerators in the universe. That's the result of a new computational study by researchers from the Department of... more
NASA's Webb Telescope will provide census of fledgling stars in stellar nursery  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The dazzling glow of young stars dominates images of the giant stellar nursery NGC 346, in the neighboring dwarf galaxy called the Small Magellanic... more
Large population of potential young planets found in distant planetary systems  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Astronomers used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy (seen here) there is potentially a large population of... more
Astronomers find that dark matter dominates across cosmic time  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In findings published today in The Astrophysical Journal, University of Texas at Austin astronomers report that they have stumbled on an extraordinary galaxy that may corroborate a recently contested theory... more
Taming turbulence: Seeking to make complex simulations a breeze  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For scientists wrestling with problems as diverse as containing superhot plasma in a fusion reactor, improving the accuracy of weather forecasts, or probing the unexplained dynamics of a distant galaxy,... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft has crossed the outer edge of the heliosphere. Called the heliopause, this boundary is where... more
Forecasts call for rapid growth in Earth observation market  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Two consulting firms anticipate strong demand for commercial Earth observation products and services in the next decade as... more
What's Next for NASA's Voyager 2 in Interstellar Space?  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Voyager 2 has passed an incredible milestone in its journey to explore the solar system by entering interstellar space, but neither its travels nor its science are ending any time... more
Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Odd in Several Ways  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The Quadrantids are a meteor shower in January that peak for only about six hours, are named for a constellation that no longer exists and come from an asteroid rather than a comet. more
3 Questions: MIT goes interstellar with Voyager 2  MIT · 1 week
MIT Kavli's John Richardson describes MIT's role in the historic passing of the Voyager 2 craft past the heliopause and into the interstellar medium. more
Voyager 2: Sailing Among Giant Planets  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Voyager 2 is the only spacecraft to have visited all four giant outer planets in the solar system and is now the second spacecraft to reach interstellar space. more
Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
Voyager 2 just became the second probe ever to enter interstellar space, and the first with a working plasma instrument. more
Voyager 2 enters interstellar space  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
As NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft enters interstellar space, project officials have high hopes that it and its twin spacecraft will continue to operate for as long... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -- the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
NASA's Voyager 2 probe enters interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere – the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields... more
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. NASA's Voyager 2 probe now has exited the heliosphere -... more
Hubble Captures Striking New Image of Grand Design Spiral Galaxy Messier 100  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the core and the innermost parts of the spiral arms of a spiral galaxy... more
Helium Exoplanet Inflated Like a Balloon, Research Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
An international team of researchers, including Jessica Spake and Dr David Sing from the University of Exeter, have detected the... more
Unknown Treasure Trove of Planets Found Hiding in Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
"Super-Earths" and Neptune-sized planets could be forming around young stars in much greater numbers than scientists thought, new... more
Op-ed | IoT smallsats: Ready for launch?  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
In recent years, there has been a boom of announcements for satellite constellations comprising satellites weighing as little as 3 kilograms to... more
Axelspace raises $22.8 million for remote-sensing constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
In an interview, Axelspace Chief Business Development Officer Yasunori Yamazaki, said the funding will enable the company of 65 people to continue... more
Astronomers Spot Helium Cloud around Exo-Neptune HAT-P-11b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers has detected helium escaping from the upper atmosphere of HAT-P-11b, a Neptune-mass exoplanet located in the constellation... more
Mantle Neon Illuminates Earth’s Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, according to research... more
Spectrally resolved helium absorption from the extended atmosphere of a warm Neptune-mass exoplanet  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Stellar heating causes atmospheres of close-in exoplanets to expand and escape. These extended atmospheres are difficult to observe because their main spectral... more
Ground-based detection of an extended helium atmosphere in the Saturn-mass exoplanet WASP-69b  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Hot gas giant exoplanets can lose part of their atmosphere due to strong stellar irradiation, affecting their physical and chemical evolution. Studies of atmospheric... more
What Is Solar Mass?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
How would you measure the masses of objects as big as stars, galaxies and black holes? With solar mass. And you can thank Sir Isaac Newton for that. more
'Oumuamua Stays Quiet: Another SETI Search of Interstellar Visitor Comes Up Empty  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A search for radio signals coming from 'Oumuamua, the mysterious visitor from afar that zoomed through the inner solar system last fall, came up... more
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. Apart from... more
Unusual ultraluminous X-ray source discovered in the galaxy Messier 86  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using data provided by NASA's Chandra spacecraft, astronomers have identified a new unusual ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) in the elliptical galaxy Messier 86. The newly found ULX, designated... more
Astronomers find far-flung wind from a black hole in the universe’s first light  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The detection of black hole winds far from their host galaxy could reveal details of how galaxies and black holes grow up... more
Large Magellanic Cloud: Nearby Satellite Dwarf Galaxy  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is a satellite dwarf galaxy that is among the closest galaxies to Earth. more
Stargazer Scopes Out the Cosmos with a Mobile Planetarium (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Turning your smartphone in a tool to identify celestial objects in real time is easy and a big help. The image shows a sky enthusiast searching for the... more
Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months. more
Maxar schedules spending break after WorldView Legion completion  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Maxar Technologies plans to significantly reduce its capital expenditures after completing construction of its next-generation WorldView Legion constellation so that... more
Hello, Bennu! NASA Asteroid-Sampling Probe Reaches Its Target Space Rock  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA's OSIRIS-REx probe sidled up to the diamond-shaped asteroid Bennu today (Dec. 3), bringing an end to a circuitous deep-space chase that lasted 27 months. more
ALMA Finds Giant Stars with Comet-Like Tails in Westerlund 1  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have spotted comet-like stars in a young star... more
How do stellar binaries form?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Most stars with the mass of the sun or larger have one or more companion stars, but when and how these multiple stars form is one of the controversial central problems of astronomy. Gravity contracts the natal gas... more
Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active... more
Fabrication of Powerful Telescope Begins  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Fabrication of the Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), a powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths, has now begun, marking a... more
Andromeda Galaxy Twinkles in a Colorful Sea of Stars (Photo)  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
The genus Homo is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2.5 million years old. At approximately the same time, in space, the light from our neighboring galaxy Andromeda... more
Hubble Telescope Spots Thousands of 'Orphaned' Star Clusters Drifting Between Galaxies  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
An enormous cosmic neighborhood that's home to more than 1,000 gravitationally bound galactic neighbors is bursting with thousands of stray star clusters, images from the Hubble... more
Astronomers Trace History of Universe’s Star Formation  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers believe that our Universe began forming the first stars when it was a few hundred million years old. Since then, the... more
Scientists Measure All of the Starlight Ever Produced by the Observable Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
From their laboratories on a rocky planet dwarfed by the vastness of space, Clemson University scientists have managed to measure all of the starlight... more
Probe killers in deep space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the cold reaches of deep space, something is making us kill our probes. more
A novel solver for approximate marginal map inference  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
There is a deep connection between planning and inference, and over the last decade, multiple researchers have introduced explicit reductions showing how stochastic planning can be solved using probabilistic inference with applications... more
PSLV launch a boost for smallsat IoT, remote-sensing constellations  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
A total of 30 small satellites flew as secondary payloads with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s HysIS hyperspectral... more
A gamma-ray determination of the Universes star formation history  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The light emitted by all galaxies over the history of the Universe produces the extragalactic background light (EBL) at ultraviolet, optical, and infrared wavelengths. The EBL is a source of... more
'Europa Excursion' Takes Kids on a Journey to Jupiter's Icy Moon  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
In the adorable new kids' book "Europa Excursion," a team of furry, four-legged astronauts embarks on a deep-space journey to Jupiter's icy moon Europa. more
Hubble uncovers thousands of globular star clusters scattered among galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Gazing across 300 million light-years into a monstrous city of galaxies, astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to do a comprehensive census of some of its most... more
Telesat wins study contract for DARPA’s experimental constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded satellite operator Telesat a contract to study the use of commercial buses... more
European Paleolithic Art Reveals Use of Complex Astronomy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
As far back as 40,000 years ago (Upper Paleolithic), ancient people kept track of time using relatively advanced knowledge of... more
Cave Paintings Reveal Use of Complex Astronomy  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at sites... more
Back in Action! Recovered Hubble Telescope Nabs Nifty New Picture  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
After taking a short break from observing the cosmos, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is officially back up and running, and the observatory captured a stunning new view of... more
Behind the Scenes of Recovering NASA’s Hubble  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
In the early morning of October 27, the Hubble Space Telescope targeted a field of galaxies not far from the Great Square... more
Behind the scenes of recovering NASA's Hubble  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In the early morning of October 27, the Hubble Space Telescope targeted a field of galaxies not far from the Great Square in the constellation Pegasus. Contained in the field were star-forming galaxies up... more
The quest for galactic relics from the primordial universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study reports characteristics of massive, ultracompact galaxies. It was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics and was carried out by an international team led by Fernando Buitrago... more
NASA hears MarCO CubeSats loud and clear from Mars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's MarCO mission was built to see whether two experimental, briefcase-sized spacecraft could survive the trip to deep space, and the two CubeSats proved more than able. After cruising along... more
How scientists are working together to solve one of the universe's mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
One of the most baffling puzzles of modern astrophysics is the nature of Fast Radio Bursts, which were discovered in 2007. These are seemingly... more
Enormous dwarf satellite galaxy of Milky Way discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from ESA's Gaia spacecraft, astronomers have discovered a new Milky Way satellite in the constellation Antlia. The newly found dwarf galaxy, named Antlia 2, is several times larger when compared... more
New ultra-luminous X-ray pulsar discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using ESA's XMM-Newton and NASA's NuSTAR space telescopes, a team of astronomers from Germany has detected a new ultra-luminous pulsar in the galaxy NGC 300. The finding of this pulsar, which received designation NGC 300 ULX1, is detailed... more
The Cygnus Loop  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Cygnus Loop (also known as the Veil Nebula) is a supernova remnant, the detritus of the explosive death of a massive star about ten to twenty thousand years ago. Detailed modeling of its spectacular filamentary shape suggests that the... more
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