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Super Spirals Spin Faster Than Expected, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Super spirals are the most massive star-forming disk galaxies in the Universe. They are much larger, brighter, and more massive... more
Image: Hubble snags starry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
In this image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, the galaxy NGC 4380 looks like a special effect straight out of a science fiction or fantasy film, swirling like a gaping portal to another dimension. more
ALMA Finds Gas Waterfalls in Planet-Forming Disk around HD 163296  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
At three locations in the protoplanetary disk around HD 163296, a young star located approximately 400... more
The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. more
InSight instrument resumes movement into Martian surface  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
A probe on NASA’s InSight Mars lander that has been stuck for months is moving deeper into the surface again thanks to... more
Black Holes Stunt Growth of Dwarf Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf... more
The clumpy and lumpy death of a star  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In 1572, Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was among those who noticed a new bright object in the constellation Cassiopeia. Adding fuel to the intellectual fire that Copernicus started, Tycho showed this "new star"... more
Stormy cluster weather could unleash black hole power and explain lack of cosmic cooling  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
'Weather' in clusters of galaxies may explain a longstanding puzzle. Scientists have now used sophisticated simulations to show how powerful... more
Dark matter tugs the most massive spiral galaxies to breakneck speeds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
When it comes to galaxies, how fast is fast? The Milky Way, an average spiral galaxy, spins at a speed of 130 miles per second (210... more
Hubble observes first confirmed interstellar comet  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such... more
The 15 Weirdest Galaxies in Our Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
There are galaxies shaped like jellyfish, galaxies that consume other galaxies, and galaxies that seem to lack the dark matter that pervades the rest of the universe. Here are the strangest galaxies in the... more
Dankberg teases ViaSat-4 specs, still mulling MEO constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Viasat says that co-building its ViaSat-3 satellites with Boeing has given the company experience it can leverage to multiply the... more
Tracing interstellar dust back to the solar system's formation  nanowerk · 3 days
Interplanetary particles from Earth's upper atmosphere contain dust from the initial formation of the solar system. The exotic grains may represent the building blocks of planets from 4.6 billion years... more
SpaceX seeking many more satellites for space-based internet grid  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
SpaceX wants spectrum access for nearly four times as many satellites as originally planned for its high-speed internet constellation, the company and a UN agency confirmed Wednesday. more
Researchers probe features of star clusters surrounding supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
At the center of the galaxy, millions of stars whirl in orbits around a supermassive black hole. This circuit can take anywhere from a few hours for stars... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer AirSafe API for global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product that combines data from sensors in... more
Spire to expand fleet and offer global aircraft tracking  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
Spire Global plans to nearly double its satellite constellation and offer AirSafe API, a global aircraft tracking product... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Planet is preparing to offer 50-centimeter-resolution imagery from its SkySat constellation and updating Dove satellites to gather imagery in eight... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. The team find that... more
Going against the flow around a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At the center of a galaxy called NGC 1068, a supermassive black hole hides within a thick doughnut-shaped cloud of dust and gas. When astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter... more
Heron survey fishes out detail in ghostly galaxy outskirts  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers have completed the largest survey to date of the faint outskirts of nearby galaxies, successfully testing a low-cost system for exploring these local stellar systems. R. Michael Rich of... more
Image: Foreground asteroid passing the Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
When astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study the deep sky, asteroids from our solar system can leave their marks on the captured pictures of far-away galaxies or nebulae. But rather than... more
2nd Interstellar Comet Looks Pretty Normal, Astronomers Say  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
Observations of the interstellar Comet Borisov have been flooding in for six weeks, and the more astronomers duplicate one another's work, the more confident they are in their analysis of the object. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 5 days
Astronomers find large-scale winds associated with active black holes in small galaxies suppress star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  nanowerk · 5 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Astronomers have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the process, they spotted a... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have used a massive cluster of galaxies as an X-ray magnifying glass to peer back in time, to nearly 9.4 billion years ago. In the... more
2I/Borisov: Interstellar comet with a familiar look  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new comet discovered by amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov is an outcast from another star system, yet its properties are surprisingly familiar, a new study led by Jagiellonian University researchers shows. The team's findings... more
Astronomers use giant galaxy cluster as X-ray magnifying lens  MIT · 5 days
New lens technique spots tiny dwarf galaxy in the first, super-energetic stages of star formation. more
Hubble snaps spiral's profile  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope sees galaxies of all shapes, sizes, luminosities and orientations in the cosmos. Sometimes, the telescope gazes at a galaxy oriented sideways—as shown here. The spiral galaxy featured in this Hubble image is called NGC 3717,... more
Striking find  ESA · 5 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Citizen scientist spots asteroid in Hubble image of Crab Nebula more
The nature of obscured active galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Most galaxies host a supermassive black hole (SMBH) at their nucleus, one whose mass exceeds a million solar-masses. When material actively accretes onto the SMBH, associated processes can produce an active galactic nucleus (AGN)... more
Hubble Captures Detailed Image of NGC 4380  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy called NGC 4380. NGC 4380 is a spiral... more
Diatomic Carbon Detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers have detected the emission from the small carbon chains C2 in the coma of 2I/Borisov, the first known interstellar comet to... more
Why Is the Milky Way Galaxy Getting So Gassy?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Using 10 years of data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, the team of astronomers concluded that there is more gas coming into our galaxy than leaving it. more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by... more
Black holes stunt growth of dwarf galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered that powerful winds driven by supermassive black holes in the centers of dwarf galaxies have a significant impact on the evolution of these galaxies by suppressing star formation. more
Milky Way Galaxy Accretes More Gas Than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data gathered by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have calculated the mass inflow and outflow rates of cool... more
Harvard University receives $20 million gift to establish new center for autism research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Autism and related disorders-a constellation of neurodevelopmental conditions affecting one in 59 children in the United States alone-;have become one of modern... more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Gas blown out of the Milky Way disk from exploding stars falls back onto the galaxy to form new generations of stars. In an effort to account for this recycling process, astronomers were surprised to find... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Just like the moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the sun, galaxies orbit each other according to the predictions of cosmology. more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of astronomers has discovered that several of the small -- or 'dwarf' -- galaxies orbiting the Milky Way were likely stolen from the Large Magellanic Cloud,... more
The Milky Way kidnapped several tiny galaxies from its neighbor  nanowerk · 1 week
Research shows our galaxy is undergoing a massive merger with its largest satellite galaxy, the Large Magellanic Cloud. more
Milky Way raids intergalactic 'bank accounts,' Hubble study finds  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Our Milky Way is a frugal galaxy. Supernovas and violent stellar winds blow gas out of the galactic disk, but that gas falls back onto the galaxy to form new... more
Milky Way's center will be revealed by NASA's Webb Telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The center of our galaxy is a crowded place: A black hole weighing 4 million times as much as our sun is surrounded by millions of stars whipping... more
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Private satellite firms secure new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese... more
Reflecting on deep space  ESA · 1 week
Operations image of the week: This 32-metre antenna is undergoing an important transformation. Soon, it will be ready to communicate with spacecraft across deep space more
Carbon-rich hot bubble detected in the planetary nebula NGC 5189  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope, astronomers have found that the planetary nebula NGC 5189 harbors a carbon-enriched X-ray-emitting hot bubble. The discovery, presented in a paper published September... more
Kepler books Soyuz for first two service-grade satellites   SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
As it explores changes to its constellation orbit and spacecraft design, Kepler Communications on Oct. 7 said it nonetheless secured... more
Kepler books Soyuz for first two operational satellites   SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
WASHINGTON — As it explores changes to its constellation orbit and spacecraft design, Kepler Communications on Oct. 7 said it... more
Highly Energetic Explosion Occurred in Milky Way’s Center 3.5 Million Years Ago  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
About 3.5 million years ago, a Seyfert flare from Sagittarius A*, a supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, created... more
Early Earthlings May Have Watched the Galaxy's Center Explode 3.5 Million Years Ago  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The mysterious Fermi bubbles at the center of the Milky Way may have been caused by a gargantuan nuclear explosion 3.5 million... more
Cesium vapor aids in the search for dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The hunt for dark matter is one of the most exciting challenges facing fundamental physics in the 21st century. Researchers have long known that it must exist, as many astrophysical... more
Deep learning used to create virtual 'super instrument'  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientist describe a new algorithm that combines the capabilities of two spacecraft instruments, which could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions. The virtual 'super instrument,' is a computer algorithm... more
Astronomers find cyanide gas in interstellar object 2I/Borisov  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the mysterious object known as 'Oumuamua passed Earth in October of 2017, astronomers rejoiced. In addition to being the first interstellar object detected in our solar system, its arrival opened our... more
Image: Hubble finds Medusa in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The galaxy pictured in this Hubble image has an especially evocative name: the Medusa merger. more
Hubble Spots Edge-On Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3717. NGC 3717 is located about 60 million light-years away in... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A titanic, expanding beam of energy sprang from close to the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way just 3.5 million years ago, sending a... more
Not long ago, the center of the Milky Way exploded  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers find evidence of a cataclysmic flare that punched so far out of the galaxy its impact was felt 200,000 light years away. more
The Violent History of the Big Galaxy Next Door  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pieced together the cannibalistic past of our neighboring large galaxy Andromeda, which has now set its... more
Andromeda Galaxy Swallowed Many Dwarf Galaxies During Its Lifetime  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
An analysis of data from the Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) has uncovered two major episodes of accretion, probably... more
The mass inflow and outflow rates of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
According to the most widely accepted cosmological models, the first galaxies began to form between 13 and 14 billion years ago. Over the course of the next billion... more
Scientists start mapping the hidden web that scaffolds the universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
After counting all the normal, luminous matter in the obvious places of the universe—galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the intergalactic medium—about half of it is still missing. So... more
Astronomers Get Closer Look at Norma Jellyfish Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have mapped the intense tail of a barred spiral galaxy called ESO... more
Gas filaments of the cosmic web located around active galaxies in a protocluster  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Cosmological simulations predict that the Universe contains a network of intergalactic gas filaments, within which galaxies form and evolve. However, the faintness... more
First-Ever Image of the 'Cosmic Web' Reveals the Gassy Highway That Connects the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A groundbreaking new image provides direct evidence of a 'cosmic web' of gas that links every galaxy in the universe. more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Based on direct observations researchers have discovered massive filaments between galaxies in a proto-cluster, extending over more than 1 million parsecs and providing the fuel for... more
Massive filaments fuel the growth of galaxies and supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international group of scientists led by the RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research has used observations from the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) at the ESO... more
NASA's push to save the Mars InSight lander's heat probe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA's InSight lander, which is on a mission to explore the deep interior of Mars, positioned its robotic arm this past weekend to assist the spacecraft's self-hammering heat... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Dark matter was likely the starting ingredient for brewing up the very first galaxies in the universe. Shortly after the Big Bang, particles of dark matter would have clumped together... more
This is how a 'fuzzy' universe may have looked  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found that the early universe, and the very first galaxies, would have looked very different depending on the nature of dark matter. For the first time, the team... more
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