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Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification  ASTRO WATCH · 17 hours
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding... more
Out of the Fog: Amazing SpaceX Launch Photos of Canada's Radarsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 2 days
On June 12, 2019, a used SpaceX rocket launched three satellites for Canada's Radarsat Constellation Mission to study Earth from space. See the photos... more
Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. A supernova event is incredibly energetic and... more
Dwarf Starburst Galaxy Harbors Supermassive Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A starburst galaxy called ESO 495-21 is just 3,000 light-years across, but it harbors a black hole of about one million solar masses... more
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not stopping the galaxy from... more
Astrophysicist announces her discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A breakthrough finding overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until... more
Astrophysicists announce discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
At the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, Missouri, Allison Kirkpatrick, assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Kansas,... more
Vitamin D and estradiol help guard against heart disease, stroke, and diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Vitamin D and estrogen have already shown well-documented results in improving bone health in women. A new study suggests that this same combination could... more
Astronomers may have spotted the ghost galaxy that hit the Milky Way long ago  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Astronomers think they’ve identified a galaxy that hit the Milky Way and ruffled its edges millions of years ago. more
Magnetic field may be keeping Milky Way's black hole quiet  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Supermassive black holes exist at the center of most galaxies, and our Milky Way is no exception. But many other galaxies have highly active black holes, meaning a... more
X-ray study sheds more light into the nature of a gamma-ray pulsar  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using archival data from ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory, astronomers have investigated one of gamma-ray radio-quiet pulsars known as PSR J1826−1256.... more
Galaxy Zoo Volunteers Help Re-Tune ‘Hubble Tuning Fork’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Galaxies are important building blocks of the Universe. Some are simple, while others are very complex in structure. In 1927,... more
Astronomers Determine Mass of Small Black Hole at Center of Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small--really small, astronomically speaking. In fact, a team including... more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. The new investigation uses classifications of over 6000 galaxies... more
Astronomers ‘Weigh’ NGC 4395’s Central Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
An international team of astronomers has found that the central black hole of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4395 has a mass... more
Here's How Colossal Galaxy Clusters Reveal Dark Matter Secrets  SPACE.COM · 6 days
Clusters of galaxies hold the prestigious title of "largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe," which is no small feat. more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  nanowerk · 6 days
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. The new investigation, published in the journal Monthly Notices... more
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares. more
Technique Pulls Interstellar Magnetic Fields Within Easy Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which... more
LOFAR Telescope Sees Ridge of Radio-Emitting Plasma between Two Merging Galaxy Clusters  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Astronomers using the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network have detected a vast ridge of radio emission connecting the merging galaxy clusters Abell 0399 and... more
That Time a Bunch of Space Hippos Crashed Coachella (Photos)  SPACE.COM · 7 days
We all know that interstellar flights, far away from the spectacular sights of planets and moons, need a little entertainment. Enter: flying hippos. more
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small—really small, astronomically speaking. more
Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields—which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond, representing one of the most potent... more
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world's largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar... more
Hubble survey captures iconic spiral galaxy NGC 2903  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
The iconic appearance of a spiral galaxy is exemplified here in the form of the stunning NGC 2903, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows off whirling, pinwheeling arms with... more
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A research group from Ruhr-Universität Bochum has investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does... more
Hubble Looks at Explosive Spiral: NGC 4051  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4051. NGC 4051 is an... more
Iconic spiral  ESA · 7 days
Space Science Image of the Week: This image from Hubble showcases a stunning spiral galaxy more
How Acids Behave in Ultracold Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Bochum-based researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Ruhr Explores Solvation (Resolv), together with cooperation partners from Nijmegen, have investigated how acids interact... more
How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have investigated how acids interact with water molecules at extremely low temperatures. Using spectroscopic analyses and computer simulations, they investigated the question of whether hydrochloric acid (HCl) does or does not release its... more
Rising Milky Way Shines Bright in Portugal's Darkest Skies (Video)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
When observed from the darkest of skies, the Milky Way galaxy can glitter and gleam with all the colors of the rainbow. more
Acid solvation versus dissociation at "stardust conditions": Reaction sequence matters  Science Magazine · 1 week
Chemical reactions at ultralow temperatures are of fundamental importance to primordial molecular evolution as it occurs on icy mantles of dust nanoparticles or on ultracold water clusters in... more
Image: Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009. WFC3 is responsible for many of Hubble's... more
RAS statement on Starlink satellite constellation  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Royal Astronomical Society notes with concern the launch of the new SpaceX Starlink constellation of satellites into low-Earth orbit, and the potential impact of this and other programmes on views of the night sky and... more
Researchers spot ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of researchers has found evidence of a ridge of radio emissions joining two galaxy clusters. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group... more
A Weird 'Radio Bridge' 10 Million-Light Years Long Links Colliding Galaxy Clusters  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have spotted a ridge of radio emissions 10 million light-years long joining two galaxy clusters that are slowly colliding with each other. more
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at... more
Pioneering Deep-Space Atomic Clock Taking Flight This Month  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A new atomic clock that will help spacecraft navigate autonomously through the final frontier will get its first off-Earth trial soon. more
Markarian 1216: Isolated Galaxy Has Dark Matter-Rich Core  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Markarian 1216 (Mrk 1216 for short) is a compact elliptical galaxy about 316 million light-years away. New data from NASA’s... more
In a first, magnetic fields have been spotted between two galaxy clusters  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The discovery of magnetic fields in the gaseous filament between two galaxy clusters suggests that some large cosmic structures are magnetized. more
As Galaxy Clusters Collide, 10 Million Light-Years of Radio Waves Link Them  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a ridge of radio emissions 10 million light-years long joining two galaxy clusters that are slowly colliding with each other. more
NanoAvionics, KSAT, Antwerp Space raise $11.3 million for Internet of Things constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Three European space companies raised 10 million euros ($11.3 million) to start a constellation for Internet of Things connections they would operate on behalf... more
Five things to know about NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA is sending a new technology to space on June 22 that will change the way we navigate our spacecraft—even how we send astronauts to Mars and beyond.... more
Magnetism discovered in the Earth's mantle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The huge magnetic field which surrounds the Earth, protecting it from radiation and charged particles from space—and which many animals even use for orientation purposes—is changing constantly, which is why geoscientists keep it constantly under surveillance.... more
Ancient Galaxy in the 'Sea Serpent' Has More Dark Matter Than Expected  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
X-ray observations of a peculiar galaxy deep within the constellation Hydra (the Sea Serpent) have revealed more dark matter at its core than expected. more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
NASA estimates heavy Texas and Louisiana rainfall from gulf weather system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earlier in the week, NOAA's National Hurricane Center was monitoring a low-pressure system in the Gulf of Campeche that has now moved along the Texas and... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. more
Astronomers take a closer look at emission from the supernova remnant MSH 15−56  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By analyzing archival data from the Suzaku X-ray satellite, astronomers have learned important information regarding thermal and non-thermal emission from the composite... more
New era for New Norcia deep space antenna  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The 35-m deep space antenna in New Norcia, Western Australia, is being looked after by a new team, led for the first time by a female site manager, Suzy Jackson. more
Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is voicing concerns about the risk Starlink and other planned massive satellite constellations in low Earth orbit pose to astronomy. more
New era for New Norcia deep space antenna  ESA · 2 weeks
The 35-m deep space antenna in New Norcia, Western Australia, is being looked after by a new team, led for... more
Gateway to the Moon: NASA Testing Wraps Up for Lunar-Orbiting Habitat Prototype  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems have completed ground testing of a deep-space habitat prototype, which may help return astronauts to the moon.  more
Kleos Space prepares to launch RF monitoring constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Luxembourg-based Kleos Space is preparing to launch its first satellites in August to detect radio transmissions and pinpoint their origin.... more
A brief history of Ariane 5 launches with science missions onboard  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If it wasn't for launch capabilities we would never have delved deep into the echo of the Big Bang nor lived out the adventures of Rosetta... more
CVS announces further expansion into health care services  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
CVS Health is pushing deeper into customer health again with plans to add dietitians, medical equipment and space for the occasional yoga class to 1,500 stores more
June New Moon 2019: Catch Planets and Constellations in the 'Moonless' Sky  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The new moon occurs today (June 3), just two days before our natural satellite makes a close pass to Mars in the evening sky. more
Capella Space gets ready for primetime as constellation operator  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
“When Sequoia data come out, I want to wow people,” said Capella CEO Payam Banazadeh. “I want them... more
Heart of lonesome galaxy is brimming with dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified by astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. more
Spitzer Sees Stars and Dense Clouds in Cepheus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A large celestial mosaic from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows multiple clusters of stars and clouds of gas and dust... more
Researchers solve mystery of the galaxy with no dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has clarified a 2018 mystery in the field of extragalactic astrophysics: The supposed existence of a... more
Three ancient globular clusters found in the galactic bulge  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Three old and metal-poor globular clusters have been spotted in the Milky Way's bulge. The newly found clusters, designated Camargo 1107, 1108 and 1109, could offer important clues on structure... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spies NGC 7773  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 7773. NGC 7773 is located approximately 357... more
This Weird Galaxy Is Creeping Up on Our Milky Way  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A gorgeous new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope depicts Messier 90, a spiral galaxy roughly 60 million miles away from our own Milky Way — but getting... more
With End in Sight, Spitzer Space Telescope Releases Glorious Nebula Images  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA has released a stunning pair of images taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, an instrument the agency will be shutting down on Jan. 30, 2020. more
SpaceX Raises Over $1 Billion Through Two Funding Rounds  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceX has raised over $1 billion in new capital this year as it embarks on the deployment of its Starlink broadband constellation, according to regulatory filings published Friday. more
30 'Homeless' Binary Stars Spotted Drifting in the Void Outside Any Known Galaxy  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The universe may be full of binary stars that have been exiled from their home galaxies, thanks to one star's rowdy behavior. more
Here's Why Astronomers Are So Worried About SpaceX's Planned 'Megaconstellation'  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
SpaceX put 60 bright satellites in space May 23, and astronomers are sounding the alarm about the eventual 12,000-strong Starlink constellation SpaceX plans. more
Subaru Telescope Captures 1,800 Exploding Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
By combining one of the world’s most powerful digital cameras and a telescope capable of capturing a wider shot of the night sky compared... more
SpaceX says 60 Starlink satellites will grow harder to see  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
SpaceX said Friday that the first 60 satellites in its "Starlink" constellation, which is intended to provide internet from space, will be less and less visible from Earth... more
Image: Hubble sees a galaxy bucking the trend  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This luminous orb is the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. As this latter moniker indicates, the galaxy is listed in the famous catalog of deep-sky objects compiled by French... more
Carnivores Roam the Springtime Night Sky  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
During the last days of May and the first of June, navigating a cluster of carnivorous constellations can help you identify star patterns, including the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and the Lion (Leo). more
Listen to the Void: Why Cosmic Nothingness Has So Much to Say  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
At the very largest scales — zooming out from solar systems, stellar clusters and even galaxies — a surprising pattern emerges in nature. more
30 'Homeless' Binary Stars Spotted Drifting in the Void Outside Any Known Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The universe may be full of binary stars that have been exiled from their home galaxies, thanks to one star's rowdy behavior. more
Here's Why Astronomers Are So Worried About SpaceX's Planned 'Megaconstellation'  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
SpaceX put 60 bright satellites in space May 23, and astronomers are sounding the alarm about the eventual 12,000-strong Starlink constellation SpaceX plans. more
Breakthrough Needed? Starshot Interstellar-Flight Project Faces Challenges  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
It's still unclear if the bold interstellar-flight project Breakthrough Starshot can actually work. more
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Here's How Colossal Galaxy Clusters Reveal Dark Matter Secrets
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How acids behave in ultracold interstellar space
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
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Heart of lonesome galaxy is brimming with dark matter
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Listen to the Void: Why Cosmic Nothingness Has So Much to Say
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