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First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies  nanowerk · 1 hour
Astronomers reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet emerging from two colliding galaxies - in essence, the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets... more
First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 21 hours
Researchers have reported the first detection of a relativistic on-axis jet emerging from two colliding galaxies -- the first photographic proof that merging galaxies can produce jets of... more
First-ever photo proof of powerful jet emerging from colliding galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
A team of Clemson University College of Science researchers, in collaboration with international colleagues, has reported the first definitive detection of a relativistic jet emerging from two colliding... more
Something is lurking in the heart of Quasar 3C 279  PHYS.ORG · 24 hours
One year ago, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration published the first image of a black hole in the nearby radio galaxy M 87. Now the collaboration has... more
Are gamma-ray bursts powered by a star's collapsing magnetic fields?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When a massive star in a distant galaxy collapses, forming a black hole, two giant jets of light-emitting plasma shoot from its core. These extremely bright gamma-ray bursts... more
Image: Hubble captures a cannibal galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
This remarkable spiral galaxy, known as NGC 4651, may look serene and peaceful as it swirls in the vast, silent emptiness of space, but don't be fooled—it keeps a violent secret. It is believed that this galaxy... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Multiring Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an outstanding image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 2273. NGC 2273 is located about 93.6 million... more
Space Development Agency to seek bids for its first constellation  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
SDA will issue a final solicitation for bids for the mesh network of satellites known as... more
Warped space-time to help WFIRST find exoplanets  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST) will search for planets outside our solar system toward the center of our Milky Way galaxy, where most stars are. Studying the properties of exoplanet worlds will... more
Scientists reveal photochemical rationale of SH(X)/H2S abundance ratios in interstellar medium  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Research group led by Prof. YUAN Kaijun and Prof. YANG Xueming from the Dalian Institue of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed... more
New method predicts which black holes escape their galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Shoot a rifle, and the recoil might knock you backward. Merge two black holes in a binary system, and the loss of momentum gives a similar recoil—a "kick"—to the merged... more
Image: Hubble hooks a one-arm galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NGC 4618 was discovered on April 9, 1787, by the German-British astronomer William Herschel, who also discovered Uranus in 1781. Only a year before discovering NGC 4618, Herschel theorized that the "foggy" objects astronomers were seeing... more
TESS Discovers Its First Thick-Disk Exoplanet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have spotted an Earth-sized planet orbiting LHS 1815, a star in the thick disk of our... more
How will clouds obscure the view of exoplanet surfaces?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2021, NASA's next-generation observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will take to space. Once operational, this flagship mission will pick up where other space telescopes—like Hubble, Kepler and... more
Hubble Snaps Stunning Image of NGC 4651  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4651. NGC 4651 lies approximately 93... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Scientists use the Milky Way to hunt for dark matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists studying a mysterious signal from far-off galaxies didn't find dark matter as they'd hoped. But the inventive new technique they used to detect this strange signal, which... more
The dark matter interpretation of the 3.5-keV line is inconsistent with blank-sky observations  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Observations of nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters have reported an unexpected x-ray emission line around 3.5 kilo–electron volts (keV). Proposals to explain... more
Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion A, Aquila Rift,... more
Distant 'quasar tsunamis' are ripping their own galaxies apart  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The winds and radiation blowing out of quasars — the most energetic objects in the universe — can kill star formation galaxy-wide, new research shows. more
Searching for the first stars and galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astrophysicists, telescopes, supercomputers, and software engineers have joined forces to search for signals from the early Universe. more
Chinese astronomers detect gamma-ray emission from two star-forming galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from Nanjing University in China have detected gamma ray emission from two star-forming galaxies designated M33 and Arp 299. The finding, which is detailed in a paper published March... more
We might be living in a gigantic, intergalactic bubble  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The bubble concept could explain one of the strangest mysteries plaguing astrophysics: Why can't we tell how fast the universe is expanding? more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
NGC 4618: Hubble Spots Spiral Galaxy with Single Arm  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of an unusual spiral galaxy called NGC... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Soyuz launches 34 OneWeb satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit.  SpaceNews.com more
Expanding universe: We may be in a vast bubble  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast 'bubble' that is 250 million light years in diameter, where the average density of matter is half as large... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
Image: Hubble gazes at fluffy-looking galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 4237. Located about 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair), NGC 4237 is classified as a flocculent... more
Astronomers Discover Way to Get Sharp Images of Black Hole’s Photon Rings  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration released stunning images of the supermassive black hole in Messier 87, a giant elliptical galaxy... more
Dark matter and massive galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
About 85% of the matter in the universe is in the form of dark matter, whose nature remains a mystery, and the rest is of the kind found in atoms. Dark matter exhibits gravity but otherwise does not... more
Merger between two stars led to blue supergiant, iconic supernova  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A supernova in a nearby galaxy may have originated from an explosion of a blue supergiant formed by the merger of two stars, simulations by RIKEN astrophysicists suggest.... more
A massive laboratory  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the... more
SpaceX claims some success in darkening Starlink satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
SpaceX says it will take more steps to reduce the impact of its Starlink satellite constellation on astronomy, although astronomers... more
New telescope design could capture distant celestial objects with unprecedented detail  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have designed a new camera that could allow hypertelescopes to image multiple stars at once. The enhanced telescope design holds the potential to obtain extremely... more
New telescope design could capture distant celestial objects with unprecedented detail  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers have designed a new camera that could allow hypertelescopes to image multiple stars at once. The enhanced telescope design holds the potential to obtain extremely... more
Universal interferometric signatures of a black holes photon ring  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope image of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 is dominated by a bright, unresolved ring. General relativity predicts that embedded within this image lies... more
On the origin of massive stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of gas and dust, as well as the many young and massive stars... more
SpaceX launches Starlink satellites, misses booster landing for second time  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites for its Starlink broadband constellation March 18, but failed to recover... more
Growing stem cells for deep space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth's magnetosphere protects us from the most harmful cosmic rays that bombard our planet but beyond this natural shield, astronauts are subjected to radiation that is a hundred times more than at sea level. more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
Astronomers Discover First Pulsating White Dwarf in Eclipsing Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a pulsating white dwarf star in the binary stellar system SDSS J115219.99+024814.4 (SDSS... more
NASA selects proposals to study volatile stars, galaxies, cosmic collisions  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect... more
Image: Hubble investigates hungry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The subject of this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a spiral galaxy named NGC 1589, was once the scene of a violent bout of cosmic hunger pangs. As astronomers looked on, a poor, hapless star... more
Hubble Spots Flocculent Spiral Galaxy: NGC 4237  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4237. NGC... more
What can you do with spiral graph? Help understand how galaxies evolve  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique to accurately measure the winding arms of spiral galaxies that is so easy, virtually anyone can participate. This new... more
What can you do with spiral graph? Help understand how galaxies evolve  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Spiral structure is seen in a variety of natural objects, ranging from plants and animals to tropical cyclones and galaxies. Now researchers at the... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the moon, have been selected by ESA and NASA. Europe's contribution will monitor radiation... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  ESA · 4 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the Moon,... more
Discovery points to the origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light... more
Observed: An exoplanet where it rains iron  nanowerk · 4 weeks
This exoplanet, 390 light years away towards the constellation Pisces, has days when its surface temperatures exceed 2,400 Celsius, sufficiently hot to evaporate metals. Its nights, with strong winds, cool down the iron vapour... more
VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
WASP-76b, a gas-giant exoplanet located some 640 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, has a day side where temperatures... more
Astronomers Discover Most Distant Blazar Yet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using the Large Binocular Telescope have found a blazar 13 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant blazar ever detected.... more
Study determines fundamental parameters of four open clusters  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using data from various astronomical surveys, a team of researchers from China and India has investigated four poorly studied open clusters in our Milky Way galaxy. The new study, presented in a... more
Astronomers use slime mold model to reveal dark threads of the cosmic web  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer... more
Astronomers use slime mold model to reveal dark threads of the cosmic web  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer... more
Astronomers Spot Rare Eclipsing Brown-Dwarf Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in Chile have spotted a... more
Radio galaxy NGC 3894 investigated with Fermi  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Using the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard NASA's Fermi spacecraft, astronomers have investigated a nearby radio galaxy known as NGC 3894. Results of the study, presented in a paper published March 3, confirm the... more
Solved: The mystery of the expansion of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The Earth, solar system, the entire Milky Way and the few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast "bubble" that is 250 million light years in diameter, where... more
Elon Musk dismisses astronomy concerns over Starlink network  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Monday dismissed scientists' concerns that his company's Starlink constellation of internet satellites would obscure the view of the night sky, predicting the network "will not cause any... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Lyman-alpha blobs (LABs) are gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas that produce a special type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emission. An extremely powerful energy source must produce this radiation, but scientists... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light are Lyman-alpha... more
OneWeb, SpaceX optimistic about cheap user terminals  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Executives from SpaceX and OneWeb say their companies are working intensely on user terminals so customers will be able to get internet... more
Successful launch takes China a step closer to completing Beidou navigation constellation  SPACE NEWS · 1 month
China successfully launched a Beidou positioning, navigation and timing satellite Monday as the country nears completion of its answer to the GPS system. SpaceNews.com more
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