Cassini Reveals New Sculpting in Saturn Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 18 hours
As NASA's Cassini dove close to Saturn in its final year, the spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of Saturn's complex... more
Fermi Reveals its Highest-energy Gamma-ray Bursts  ASTRO WATCH · 21 hours
For 10 years, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe’s most luminous explosions. A new catalog... more
Hubble Observes Tiny Galaxy with Big Heart  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be... more
Table Salt Compound Spotted on Europa  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
A familiar ingredient has been hiding in plain sight on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Using a visible light spectral analysis, planetary scientists... more
Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has... more
The Atmosphere of a New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto... more
Astrophysicist Announces Her Discovery that Could Rewrite Story of How Galaxies Die  ASTRO WATCH · 3 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... more
Rare ‘Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
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The Sun May Have a Dual Personality, Simulations Suggest  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Researchers at CU Boulder have discovered hints that humanity’s favorite star may have a dual personality, with intriguing... more
Saturn’s Moon Mimas, a Snowplough in the Planet’s Rings  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
The Solar System’s second largest planet both in mass and size, Saturn is best known for its rings.... more
Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification  ASTRO WATCH · 4 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... more
A New Candidate for Dark Matter and a Way to Detect It  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two theoretical physicists at the University of California, Davis, have a new candidate for dark matter, and a possible way to detect it. They... more
Mass Anomaly Detected Under the Moon’s Largest Crater  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
A mysterious large mass of material has been discovered beneath the largest crater in our solar system — the Moon’s... more
New Study Dramatically Narrows the Search for Advanced Life in the Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. In a... more
Direct from Distant Planet: Spectral Clues to Puzzling Paradox  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
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Astronomers Determine Mass of Small Black Hole at Center of Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
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Technique Pulls Interstellar Magnetic Fields Within Easy Reach  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields — which... 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
Most-detailed-ever Simulations of Black Hole Solve Longstanding Mystery  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An international team has constructed the most detailed, highest resolution simulation of a black hole to date. The simulation proves... more
NASA's Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
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Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
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Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
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No All-female Cosmonaut Crew to Be Created in Russia  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
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One of the big questions in solar physics is why the Sun's activity follows a regular cycle of 11 years.... more
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