Deep Space
Chang'e-4 Probe Switches Back to Dormant Mode  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
The lander and the rover of the Chang'e-4 probe have been switched to dormant mode for the lunar night after working stably... more
Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse... more
NASA selects new mission to explore origins of universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. more
NASA selects infrared astronomy survey mission  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
NASA has selected for development a mission that will perform a spectroscopic survey of the entire sky at near-infrared wavelengths to study the origins... more
NASA picks mission to make all-sky infrared map  Science Magazine · 3 days
SPHEREx would test theory of cosmological inflation by mapping millions of galaxies across time more
A Comet, Meteor, Nebula and the Pleiades Combine into One Epic Space Photo  SPACE.COM · 5 days
A deep-space panorama shows Comet 46P/Wirtanen, the Pleiades star cluster and a meteor crossing in front of the California Nebula. more
We Finally Know When Our Milky Way Will Crash Into the Andromeda Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, rather than... more
After a Slow Start, Milky Way's Neighbors Have Upped Their Star-Forming Game  SPACE.COM · 6 days
As they prepare for their first lap around the Milky Way, our galaxy's nearest neighbors have shown a dramatic increase in star formation. more
SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Cosmic dust, a building block of stars and planets, can form in the wake of a violent stellar explosion called... more
Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered around a Young Star  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A team of astronomers and chemists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has detected the chemical fingerprints... more
Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March... more
Gaia Clocks New Speeds for Milky Way Andromeda Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions... more
We Finally Know When Our Milky Way Will Crash Into the Andromeda Galaxy  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The monster collision between our Milky Way and fellow spiral galaxy Andromeda will occur about 4.5 billion years from now, rather than... more
Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. Using a combination of cutting-edge ground-based technology and new space-borne observations, they have demonstrated the essential role of an auroral breakup... more
Infographic: How not to lose a spacecraft  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's ultra-precise deep-space navigation technique – Delta-DOR – tells us where spacecraft are, accurate to within a few hundred metres, even at a distance of 100,000,000 km. more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
ESA's Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky... more
Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The results are rolling in from Caltech's newest state-of-the-art sky-surveying camera, which began operations at the Palomar Observatory in March 2018. Called the Zwicky Transient Facility, or ZTF, the new instrument has... more
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  nanowerk · 1 week
A team of astronomers and chemists has detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl) and other similar salty compounds emanating from the dusty disk surrounding Orion Source I, a... more
Where's my spacecraft?  ESA · 1 week
Operations image of the week: How not to lose a deep-space explorer? ESA uses a 'stellar' navigation technique relying on one of the Universe's most powerful energy sources more
Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision  ESA · 1 week
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them... more
Beyond Mars, the Mini MarCO Spacecraft Fall Silent  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Before the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO launched last year, their success was measured by survival: If... more
Our Milky Way Galaxy Is Warped  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The first accurate 3D map of our galaxy reveals its true shape: warped and twisted. Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of... more
The Vibrating Universe: Making Astronomy Accessible to the Deaf  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf,... more
ALMA Detects Complex Organic Molecules around V883 Orionis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
V883 Orionis is a young star located approximately 1,300 light-years away in the constellation Orion. This star is experiencing a... more
Bubbles of brand new stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) glows in striking colours in this image captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT). The region, known as LHA 120-N 180B—N180 B... more
Beyond Mars, the mini MarCO spacecraft fall silent  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Before the pair of briefcase-sized spacecraft known collectively as MarCO launched last year, their success was measured by survival: If they were able to operate in deep space at all, they would... more
The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers designed an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that can be easily used in classrooms, museums, fairs, and other public events. The workshop utilized a sound stage that... more
Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua Could Be a 'Monstrous' Corpse of Comet Dust  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
'Oumuamua is long gone, but it's still leaving scientists guessing. A new explanation proposes that the strange object was a "monstrous fluffy dust aggregate" produced by... more
Highly collimated jet spotted from the Red Square Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have detected a highly collimated, bipolar jet from the so-called Red Square Nebula (RSN) surrounding the B[e]-type star MWC 922. The newly discovered jet could reveal more insights into... more
Chinese Astronomers Find over 10,000 Metal-poor Star Candidates  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Chinese astronomers have discovered more than 10,000 metal-poor star candidates, which may help shed light on the early universe and... more
The Milky Way is warped  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Milky Way galaxy's disk of stars is anything but stable and flat. Instead, it becomes increasingly warped and twisted far away from the Milky Way's center, according to astronomers from National Astronomical Observatories of Chinese Academy of... more
Astronomers study star formation and gas flows in the galaxy NGC 1365  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have investigated the galaxy NGC 1365. The study, presented in a paper published January 18... more
'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Since it was first detected hurling through our solar system, the interstellar object known as 'Oumuamua has been a source of immense scientific interest. Aside from... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spies Messier 85  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a lenticular — or elliptical — galaxy called Messier 85. Located in... more
Explaining a universe composed of matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The universe consists of a massive imbalance between matter and antimatter. Antimatter and matter are actually the same, but have opposite charges, but there's hardly any antimatter in the observable universe, including the stars and other... more
Why Are You and I and Everything Else Here?  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The universe consists of matter. Matter is everything we see around us. That's strange - but why? In... more
See the Whirlpool Galaxy Through the Eyes of the NASA's 'Great Observatories'  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Three powerful space observatories reveal the Whirlpool Galaxy as a wonder of star formation and star death in a new video from the Space... more
Hubble Accidentally Discovers a New Galaxy in Cosmic Neighborhood  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The universe is very cluttered. Myriad island cities of stars, the galaxies, form a backdrop tapestry. Much closer... more
Researcher discusses space tourism, the first mission to Mars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In December 2018, Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, visited Boston University to discuss funding opportunities with faculty and researchers. While on campus, he also gave a... more
Image: The accidentally discovered galaxy Bedin I  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image, taken with Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys shows a part the globular cluster NGC 6752. more
Supermassive black holes still dark and mysterious  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have measured the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type of active galaxies. Surprisingly, the strengths of the magnetic fields do not appear sufficient... more
Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made an unexpected finding. They... more
Sodium, not heat, reveals volcanic activity on Jupiter's moon Io  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A large volcanic event was detected on Jupiter's moon Io using Jovian sodium nebula brightness variation, a new paper in Astrophysical Journal Letters said. more
Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighborhood  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have discovered a dwarf galaxy in... more
Galaxies Sparkle Above the Very Large Telescope in This Gorgeous Night-Sky Photo  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Captured from the platform of the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, located on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, this... more
Hubble fortuitously discovers a new galaxy in the cosmic neighbourhood  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the globular cluster NGC 6752 have made an unexpected finding. They... more
After mapping millions of galaxies, dark energy survey finishes data collection  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For the past six years, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has been part of an international effort to create an unprecedented survey of distant galaxies and better... more
Lego Unveils Awesome New Star Wars Sets for Toy Line's 20th Anniversary  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
To celebrate 20 years of the Force being with Lego Star Wars fans, the Lego Group has designed five new special-edition sets featuring ships... more
Detailed maps of thousands of nearby galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during the first three years of a program called... more
Heterogeneous retreat and ice melt of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, have undergone acceleration and grounding line retreat over the past few decades that may yield an irreversible mass... more
The Lagoon Nebula Glistens in Starry Deep-Space Image  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A sea of stars shimmers throughout the colossal Lagoon Nebula in this deep-space photo. more
What Spacecraft Will Enter Interstellar Space Next?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, and New Horizons are the only spacecraft currently capable of leaving the solar system. Which one will be the next to go? more
MaNGA data release includes detailed maps of thousands of nearby galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The latest data release from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) includes observations revealing the internal structure and composition of nearly 5,000 nearby galaxies observed during... more
Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant 'active' galaxies observed by ESA's XMM-Newton, a team of astronomers found there might be more to the early... more
Ultra-luminous infrared galaxy with strong ionized-gas outflow discovered  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Japanese astronomers report the identification of a new ultra-luminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) as part of the search for far-infrared-bright but optically faint objects. The newly detected ULIRG, designated AKARI-FIS-V2 J0916248+073034, exhibits a... more
Scientists Prepare for Mission to Jupiter's Icy Moon Europa  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Jupiter's icy moon Europa is one of the most tantalizing worlds for exploration — which is why NASA scientists are deep in the process of designing Europa Clipper, a spacecraft... more
Deepest View of the Universe Gets Deeper  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images peered even deeper into the cosmos than scientists had thought. more
Active Galaxies Point to New Physics of Cosmic Expansion  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant ‘active’ galaxies observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton,... more
The Hubble Telescope's Deep View of the Universe Is Now Even More Astounding!  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
One of the Hubble Space Telescope's most famous images peered even deeper into the cosmos than scientists had thought. more
Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion  ESA · 3 weeks
Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant ‘active’ galaxies observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton,... more
Three luminous blue variable candidates found in the galaxy NGC 4736  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Russian astronomers have identified three new luminous blue variable (LBV) candidates in the star-forming galaxy NGC 4736. While one of the three newly found candidates was... more
AI adjusts for gaps in citizen science data  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Citizen science is a boon for researchers, providing reams of data about everything from animal species to distant galaxies. more
Early Universe’s Massive Black Holes Born in Rapidly-Growing Dark Matter Halos: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
When the Universe was less than 1 billion years old, some of its stars turned into supermassive black holes. A key mystery in astronomy... more
Triangulum Galaxy Reveals Stunning Stellar Symmetry in Amazing Hubble Telescope Views  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Time to change your desktop pictures. The Hubble Space Telescope just produced an amazing panorama image of the Triangulum Galaxy, one of the closest galactic neighbors... more
Swarm Raises $25 Million for Smallsat Constellation  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Swarm Technologies, the startup that ran afoul of the FCC last year for its unauthorized launch, has raised $25 million to continue building and deploying a constellation of 150 very small satellites. more
Researcher Wins Machine-Learning Competition With Code That Sorts Through Simulated Telescope Data  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A new telescope will take a sequence of hi-res snapshots with the world’s largest digital camera, covering the entire visible night sky every few... more
Making the Hubble’s Deepest Images Even Deeper  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
It has taken researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe... more
Tempers flare when meteorologists discuss commercial weather data  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
As commercial companies expand their role in gathering and disseminating weather data, academic and government researchers are deeply concerned they... more
Milky Way’s Neighbors Pick Up the Pace  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky... more
This galaxy is no match for a hungry cluster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study led by Yale University astronomers tells the story of a galaxy that ran out of gas. more
A Cosmic Gem: Dying Star Shines in Stunning Telescope Views  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
A planetary nebula — the remains of a giant star that has tossed away its outer layers — glows in this stunning new image released by the European... more
Swarm raises $25 million for smallsat constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The new Series A funds will go toward deploying the company’s full constellation over the next 18 months, as well as adding... more
Making the Hubble's deepest images even deeper  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It has taken researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias almost three years to produce the deepest image of the universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of "lost" light... more
Making the Hubble's deepest images even deeper  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
It has taken researchers almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of 'lost' light around the largest galaxies in the Hubble... more
Making the Hubble's deepest images even deeper  nanowerk · 3 weeks
It has taken researchers almost three years to produce the deepest image of the Universe ever taken from space, by recovering a large quantity of 'lost' light around the largest galaxies in the HUDF. more
Russian Scientists to Test Telemedical Technologies in Experiment for Future Lunar Flights  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
New equipment, telemedical technologies and the techniques of first medical aid provision in a deep space flight will be tested during the SIRIUS isolation... more
Milky Way's neighbors pick up the pace  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
After slowly forming stars for the first few billion years of their lives, the Magellanic Clouds, near neighbors of our own Milky Way galaxy, have upped their game and are now forming new stars... more
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Zwicky Transient Facility nabs several supernovae a night
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Bubbles of brand new stars
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'Oumuamua could be the debris cloud of a disintegrated interstellar comet
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