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Dating a Galaxy Crash  ASTRO WATCH · 1 hour
The dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way probably approximately 11.5 billion years ago. A team of researchers including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar... more
Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 4 hours
Astronomers from UCLA’s Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from... more
Galactic Gamma-ray Sources Reveal Birthplaces of High-energy Particles  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC)... more
Astronomers Find Huge Amount of Oxygen in Ancient Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using high-resolution spectroscopic observations from the High-Resolution Echelle Spectrometer (HIRES) on the 10-m Keck I telescope... more
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe's Galileo satellite constellation is contributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying SOS messages to first responders. And from now on the satellites will... more
Simulations reveal galaxy clusters details  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Inspired by the science fiction of the spacefaring Romulans of Star Trek, astrophysicists have used XSEDE-allocated supercomputers to develop cosmological computer simulations called RomulusC, where the 'C' stands for galaxy cluster. With a focus on black hole physics,... more
Galileo now replying to SOS messages worldwide  ESA · 3 days
As well as providing global navigation services, Europe’s Galileo satellite constellation is acontributing to saving more than 2000 lives annually by relaying... more
How NASA's Webb Telescope will continue Spitzer's legacy  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As one window to the universe closes, another will open with an even better view. Some of the same planets, stars and galaxies we first saw through the first window will appear... more
Astronomers investigate physical properties of the galaxy PGC 26218  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
By conducting spectroscopic observations, astronomers from China and Spain have investigated physical properties of a nearby lenticular galaxy known as PGC 26218. The new study provides more hints about the... more
Astronomers Create Stunning 3D Visualization of Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
In 1054 CE, Chinese sky watchers witnessed the sudden appearance of a ‘new star’ in the heavens, which they recorded... more
Canberra astronomer becomes first Australian to win major US science award in 133 years  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Lisa Kewley has transformed our understanding of the early years of the Universe, the development of galaxies, and what happens... more
Capella unveils radar satellite design  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Capella Space unveiled the new design Jan. 21 for its Whitney constellation of seven synthetic aperture radar satellites scheduled to launch in 2020. SpaceNews.com more
Space Development Agency to start building its first constellation of surveillance satellites  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
The agency issued a broad area announcement on “National Defense Space Architecture Systems, Technologies and Emerging Capabilities.” SpaceNews.com more
Wandering Massive Black Holes Detected in Nearby Dwarf Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory have observed... more
Astrophysicists find massive black holes wandering around dwarf galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A new search led by Montana State University has revealed more than a dozen massive black holes in dwarf galaxies that were previously considered too small to host them, and... more
The salt of the comet  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of comets: the building block for life predominantly occurs in the form of ammonium salts, the occurrence of which... more
Scanning Raman picoscopy: A new methodology for determining molecular chemical structure  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Precise determination of the chemical structure of a molecule is of vital importance to any molecular related field and is the key to a deep understanding... more
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA's galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights into the binary system of stars that caused an unusual brightening of... more
Flight through the comet Chury's dust cloud resolves chemical mystery  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Under the leadership of astrophysicist Kathrin Altwegg, Bernese researchers have found an explanation for why very little nitrogen could previously be accounted for in the nebulous covering of... more
Global Gaia campaign reveals secrets of stellar pair  ESA · 5 days
A 500-day global observation campaign spearheaded more than three years ago by ESA’s galaxy-mapping powerhouse Gaia has provided unprecedented insights... more
VLT Sees Newborn Stars in Emission Nebula Gum 26  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a stunning image snapped by the FOcal Reducer and low dispersion... more
First results from the Dark Energy Survey  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The Dark Energy Survey (DES) program uses the patterns of cosmic structure as seen in the spatial distribution of hundreds of millions of galaxies to reveal the nature of "dark energy," the source of... more
Hubble Views Face-On Barred Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has imaged a beautiful spiral galaxy called NGC 1022. NGC 1022 was discovered by the German-born British astronomer William... more
TESS Dates an Ancient Collision with Our Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an... more
Image: Hubble views galaxy from famous catalog  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This bright, somewhat blob-like object—seen in this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope—is a galaxy named NGC 1803. It is about 200 million light-years away, in the southern constellation of Pictor (the... more
Deep learning enables real-time imaging around corners  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have harnessed the power of a type of artificial intelligence known as deep learning to create a new laser-based system that can image around corners in real time. With further development, the system... more
Proxima c: Possible Second Planet Found around Sun’s Nearest Neighbor  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has detected a candidate super-Earth planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the nearest... more
Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History of Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based... more
When the milky way collided with dwarf galaxy gaia-enceladus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A single star has provided information about the collision of the Milky Way with the dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus. The event likely took place approximately 11.5 billion years ago. more
Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy's enormous black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from the supermassive black hole called Sagittarius... more
Astronomers discover class of strange objects near our galaxy's enormous black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from UCLA's Galactic Center Orbits Initiative have discovered a new class of bizarre objects at the center of our galaxy, not far from... more
Astronomers reveal interstellar thread of one of life's building blocks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Phosphorus is an essential element for life as we know it. But how it arrived on the early Earth is something of a mystery. Astronomers have now traced... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts (TeV) and three emit gamma rays extending... more
Galactic gamma-ray sources reveal birthplaces of high-energy particles  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays comprise a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory. All produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron... more
Betelgeuse: Star's weird dimming sparks rumors that its death is imminent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Every season has its characteristic star constellations in the night sky. Orion—one of the most recognizable—is distinctly visible on crisp, clear winter nights in the northern... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
Scientists Find 7-Billion-Year-Old Stardust in Murchison Meteorite  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A team of researchers from the United States, Switzerland and Australia has found 4.6 to 7-billion-year-old presolar grains of silicon carbide (SiC)... more
VLT Spots Two Interacting Galaxies  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have captured a striking view of two interacting galaxies NGC 470 and NGC 474. This pair of interacting galaxies lies... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
TESS dates an ancient collision with our galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an ancient collision that our galaxy the Milky Way underwent with another smaller... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 1803  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of a spiral galaxy called NGC 1803. NGC 1803 lies approximately 200 million light-years... more
Oxygen line opens new perspective on the far universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of astronomers of Leiden University and the University of Texas (Austin, United States) has discovered a new way to map distant galaxies. They did so by observing the... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered the right combination of factors to make a four-satellite constellation possible, which could drive advances in telecommunication, navigation and remote sensing. more
New Map of Milky Way Reveals Giant Wave of Stellar Nurseries  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure - the largest... more
Hubble Uses Quadruple-Image Gravitational Lenses to Capture Small-Scale Clumps of Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
According to the widely-accepted ‘cold dark matter’ theory, all galaxies are embedded within clouds of dark matter. Dark matter itself consists of slow-moving particles... more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster—a never-before-seen behaviour that may be driven by turbulent merger events. more
A Fast Radio Burst Tracked Down to a Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers in Europe, working with members of Canada's CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, have pinpointed the... more
Simulation of dwarf galaxy reveals different routes for strontium enrichment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Simulations of a dwarf galaxy by RIKEN astrophysicists have revealed the various processes by which moderately heavy metals such as strontium are birthed. They have found that at... more
X-ray and optical view of the Perseus galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This image shows the Perseus galaxy cluster – one of the most massive known objects in the... more
X-ray and optical view of the Coma galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This image shows the bright, nearby, and massive Coma galaxy cluster in X-ray and optical light, as seen... more
First sighting of hot gas sloshing in galaxy cluster  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a never-before-seen behaviour... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in orbit and maintain... more
Alpha Draconis is Eclipsing Binary System, TESS Data Show  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A well-studied binary system called Alpha Draconis exhibits primary and secondary eclipses, according to an analysis of data... more
Repeating Fast Radio Burst Localized to Massive Spiral Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have pinpointed the source galaxy of the fast radio burst known as FRB 180916.J0158+65 (FRB 180916 for... more
Stellar heavy metals can trace history of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have cataloged signs of nine heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based on this catalog will help researchers to understand how events like binary... more
Hubble detects smallest known dark matter clumps  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When searching for dark matter, astronomers must go on a sort of "ghost hunt." That's because dark matter is an invisible substance that cannot be seen directly. Yet it makes up the bulk of... more
Goldilocks stars are best places to look for life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
To date astronomers have discovered over 4,000 planets orbiting other stars. Statistically, there should be over 100 billion planets in our Milky Way galaxy. They come in a wide range... more
Stellar heavy metals can trace history of galaxies  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. more
Hubble Telescope Surveys Gigantic Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest... more
SOFIA Maps Most Energetic Portion of Milky Way  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Faint Object Infrared Camera for the SOFIA Telescope (FORCAST) instrument onboard NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy... more
Cosmic Rays Are Starting to Tear Apart This Milky Way Satellite Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Researchers recently released simulations of the Large Magellanic Cloud — a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way — and found that cosmic rays from... more
Cosmic bubbles reveal the first stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have identified several overlapping bubbles of hydrogen gas ionized by the stars in early galaxies, a mere 680 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest direct evidence from the period when the... more
Planet WASP-12b is on a death spiral, say scientists  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Earth is doomed—but not for 5 billion years. Our planet will be roasted as our sun expands and becomes a red giant, but the exoplanet WASP-12b, located 600 light-years away... more
TESS Discovers Its First Circumbinary Planet: TOI-1338b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have discovered a massive exoplanet orbiting two stars in the TOI-1338 system. TOI-1338 is... more
The Milky Way's impending galactic collision is already birthing new stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The outskirts of the Milky Way are home to the galaxy's oldest stars. But astronomers have spotted something unexpected in this celestial retirement community: a flock... more
New map of Milky Way reveals giant wave of stellar nurseries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure—the largest ever seen in our galaxy—made up of interconnected stellar nurseries. Dubbed the "Radcliffe wave"... more
Mysterious 'Wave' of Star-Forming Gas May Be the Largest Structure in the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
A newly discovered suburb of baby-booming stars, known as the Radcliffe Wave, may be the largest structure in the Milky Way. more
Astronomers uncover first world with two stars  nanowerk · 3 weeks
The TOI 1338 system lies 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Pictor. The two stars orbit each other every 15 days. One is about 10% more massive than our Sun, while the other is... more
Binary star V Sagittae will explode as a very bright 'nova' by century's end  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The faint star V Sagittae, V Sge, in the constellation Sagitta, is barely visible, even in mid-sized telescopes. However, around... more
Binary star V Sagittae to explode as very bright nova by century's end  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Currently, the faint star V Sagittae, V Sge, in the constellation Sagitta, is barely visible, even in mid-sized telescopes. However, around the... more
Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest known... more
SpaceX launches third batch of Starlink satellites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
SpaceX on Monday launched its third batch of 60 mini-satellites into orbit, part of its plans to build a giant constellation of thousands of spacecraft that will form a global broadband internet system. more
SpaceX becomes operator of world’s largest commercial satellite constellation with Starlink launch  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
SpaceX launched 60 of its own Starlink broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket Jan. 6, becoming the operator of the world’s largest commercial... more
Astronomers find wandering massive black holes in dwarf galaxies  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Astronomers seeking to learn about the mechanisms that formed massive black holes in the early history of the Universe have gained important new clues with the discovery of 13 such... more
Fast radio burst observations deepen astronomical mystery  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Astronomers have pinpointed the origin of a repeating Fast Radio Burst to a nearby spiral galaxy, challenging theories on the unknown source of these pulses. more
In a nearby galaxy, a fast radio burst unravels more questions than answers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For more than a decade, astronomers across the globe have wrestled with the perplexities of fast radio bursts—intense, unexplained cosmic flashes of... more
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