Telescopes
The Best Hubble Space Telescope Images of All Time!  SPACE.COM · 6 hours
Celebrate 29 years of the Hubble Space Telescope with this gallery of our favorite views from the iconic observatory. more
X-ray observations reveal insights into the nature of the pulsar wind nebula 3C 58  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Analysis of the new data from X-ray observations using NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft and archival data from the agency's Chandra X-ray... more
A new eye on the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
How do galaxies form and evolve? And how do central supermassive black holes form in galaxies and influence their hosts? Those are two of the big questions that Tufts astronomers hope to answer when they start... more
Astronomers Find Second Galaxy with No Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
In 2018, a team of astronomers from the United States and Canada discovered that an ultra-diffuse galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2... more
Five Planets Revealed after 20 Years of Observation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A team of astronomers led by the UNIGE has discovered five new planets with periods of revolution between 15 and... more
Astronomers Detect Giant Stellar Flare on Ultracool Dwarf Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
A team of astronomers from the United Kingdom and Germany has spotted a superflare coming from an L-dwarf... more
NASA's Webb Space Telescope Will Capture a Galactic 'Jellyfish'  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Astronomers aren't sure how this galaxy ended up with its long, gassy appendages, but NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to investigate. more
Hubble Observes Globular Cluster Messier 75  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
NASA has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 75. Messier 75 lies in... more
Powerful Particles and Tugging Tides May Affect Extraterrestrial Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky... more
Cosmic Crustacean Makes Great Birthday Card for Hubble's 29th Year (Image)  SPACE.COM · 5 days
On April 18, the European Space Agency released an image featuring the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's birthday coming up next... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Hubble Celebrates Its 29th Anniversary with Stunning View of Southern Crab Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
In celebration of the 29th anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured this colorful look at the hourglass-shaped Southern... more
NASA Telescope Spots Universe's First Molecule - Helium Hydride  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Scientists believe that around 100,000 years after the big bang, helium and hydrogen combined to make a molecule called helium hydride for the first time. more
Astronomers Discover Third Planet in the Kepler-47 Circumbinary System  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system’s title as the most interesting... more
TESS Discovers Its First Earth-sized Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered its first Earth-sized exoplanet. The planet, named HD 21749c, is the smallest world outside our solar... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
This incredible image of the hourglass-shaped Southern Crab Nebula was taken to mark the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's 29th anniversary in space.... more
Astronomers Finally Spot Universe's First Molecule in Distant Nebula  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A flying observatory has pinpointed the first type of molecule that formed in the universe after the Big Bang. more
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Happy Birthday Hubble!  ESA · 7 days
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 29th birthday with this incredible view of the Southern Crab Nebula more
Four questions: Here there be monsters  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On April 10, the world got to see the first image taken of a black hole in space, taken by the Event Horizon Telescope, a worldwide collaboration of astronomers and astrophysicists including a substantial team at... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Over 4000 exoplanets have been discovered since the first one in 1995, but the vast majority of them orbit their stars with relatively short periods of revolution. Indeed, to confirm the presence... more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
Why lightning often strikes twice  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have used the LOFAR radio telescope to study the development of lightning flashes in unprecedented detail. Their work reveals that the negative charges inside a thundercloud are not discharged all in a single flash, but are in... more
Astronomers have spotted the universe’s first molecule  Science Magazine · 1 week
Helium hydride detected by airborne Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy telescope more
Boom! Another Neutron-Star Crash Spotted  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have apparently spotted another epic neutron-star crash — and they didn't need gravitational waves to do it. more
Five planets revealed after 20 years of observation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
To confirm the presence of a planet, it is necessary to wait until it has made one or more revolutions around its star. This can take from a few days for the... more
Powerful particles and tugging tides may affect extraterrestrial life  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Since its discovery in 2016, planetary scientists have been excited about TRAPPIST-1, a system where seven Earth-sized rocky planets orbit a cool star. Three of the planets are in the... more
Here's How Scientists Turned the World Into a Telescope (to See a Black Hole)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
It took eight telescopes across the planet a week to produce the black hole image that stunned the world last... more
Understanding the Egg Nebula  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The Egg Nebula is a preplanetary nebula, created by a dying star in the process of becoming a planetary nebula. Planetary nebulas have nothing to do with planets... more
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a... more
Old black holes in a young universe  nanowerk · 1 week
Astronomers reveal supermassive black holes were common in the early universe. more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  nanowerk · 1 week
Large differences in the 'foggines' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Discovery! 3rd Planet Found in Two-Star 'Tatooine' Star System  SPACE.COM · 1 week
A third world lurks in the two-star Kepler-47 system, and it's bigger than its two previously known siblings, a new study reports. more
Astronomers discover third planet in the Kepler-47 circumbinary system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have discovered a third planet in the Kepler-47 system, securing the system's title as the most interesting of the binary-star worlds. Using data from NASA's Kepler space telescope, a... more
We Could Soon Watch a Black Hole in Action, Gobbling Up Matter in Real Time  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The huge team behind the Event Horizon Telescope already made news with their first image of a black... more
Mysterious star 21 Comae reinvestigated with MOST satellite  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have employed the Microvariability and Oscillations of Stars (MOST) space telescope to conduct a new investigation of the enigmatic variable star 21 Comae whose nature is still widely debated. Results of... more
Variations in the 'fogginess' of the universe identify a milestone in cosmic history  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Large differences in the 'fogginess' of the early universe were caused by islands of cold gas left behind when the universe heated... more
Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialized on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
TESS finds its first Earth-sized planet  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A nearby system hosts the first Earth-sized planet discovered by NASA's Transiting Exoplanets Survey Satellite, as well as a warm sub-Neptune-sized world, according to a new paper from a team of astronomers that includes Carnegie's Johanna... more
Asteroids help scientists to measure the diameters of faraway stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using the unique capabilities of telescopes specialised on cosmic gamma rays, scientists have measured the smallest apparent size of a star on the night sky to date. The... more
Image: the Egg Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The Egg Nebula is a preplanetary nebula, created by a dying star in the process of becoming a planetary nebula. Planetary nebulas have nothing to do with planets – the name arose when 18th century astronomers spotted them in their... more
Astronomers investigate jet kinematics of the blazar 4C+21.35  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using very-long-baseline-interferometry (VLBI), an international team of astronomers has conducted a kinematic study of a jet of the blazar 4C+21.35. The research, presented in a paper published April 5 on the arXiv... more
Hubble Space Telescope Sees Messier 62  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 62. Messier 62, also known as... more
It Rains on the Sun (Just Not the Way You Think)  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have detected "plasma rain" pouring down over the solar surface, which may explain why the sun's outer atmosphere is so much hotter than the star's... more
Nearest Exoplanets Could Host Life  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Excitement about exoplanets skyrocketed when rocky Earth-like planets were discovered orbiting in the habitable zone of some of our closest stars – until hopes for life... more
Are Brown Dwarfs Failed Stars Or Super-Planets?  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the “gap” between stars and the much smaller planets – two very different types of astronomical objects. But how... more
Possible 2nd Planet Spotted Around Proxima Centauri  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have detected a candidate planet circling the star Proxima Centauri, which lies just 4.2 light-years from our solar system. Proxima is already known to host one world, the roughly Earth-size Proxima b. more
Public to vote for name of planet in our solar system  Sky News · 2 weeks
Astronomers have invited the public to help decide the name of a planet in our solar system. more
Exploring the Moon in April: A Night-to-Night Description  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
This will be a great week to study the ever-changing lunar landscape with a telescope or even just a pair of binoculars. more
Hubble peers at cosmic blue bauble  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Messier 3: containing an incredible half-million stars, this 8-billion-year-old cosmic bauble is one of the largest and brightest globular clusters ever discovered. more
Hubble peers at cosmic blue bauble  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Globular clusters are inherently beautiful objects, but the subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, Messier 3, is commonly acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful of them all. more
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was... more
Jupiter's Atmosphere Heats up under Solar Wind  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New Earth-based telescope observations show that auroras at Jupiter's poles are heating the planet's atmosphere to a greater depth than previously thought... more
Formation of a magnetar 6.5 billion light years away  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Building on recent discoveries about neutron stars, a team of astronomers has identified X-ray observations that are consistent with the merger of two neutron stars. This merger is believed to... more
Researchers observe formation of a magnetar 6.5 billion light years away  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A University of Arkansas researcher is part of a team of astronomers who have identified an outburst of X-ray emission from a galaxy approximately 6.5 billion... more
Public invited to help name the largest unnamed world in the solar system  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than 10 years since its discovery, (225088) 2007 OR10 is the largest minor planet in our solar system without a name,... more
First black hole photo confirms Einstein's theory of relativity  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one – at least, until now. If... more
Exoplanet detectors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first batch of charge-coupled devices, or CCDs, to be flown on ESA's PLATO space observatory was accepted by ESA last month. This is an important milestone on the road to creating a groundbreaking spacecraft that will detect Earth-sized exoplanets... more
MAXI J1957+032 contains a neutron star, Swift observations suggest  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Observations conducted with NASA's Swift space telescope have provided more insights about the nature of a compact component of the transient low-mass X-ray binary named MAXI J1957+032. Results of these... more
Greenland Telescope to image black holes by moving onto the Greenland ice sheet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists from the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, will soon be able to participate in the "Event Horizon Telescope" (EHT) with... more
First black hole picture: A breakthrough look from across the universe - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it's the Eye of Sauron. more
Google Doodle Celebrates the 1st Black Hole Image by the Event Horizon Telescope  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
When scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope unveiled the first image of a black hole April 10, astronomers around the world rejoiced.... more
First black hole picture, revealed: A look from across the universe - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it's the Eye of Sauron. more
First black hole picture, revealed: First look from across the universe - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it's the Eye of Sauron. more
'We've now seen the unseeable': Black hole photographed for 1st time  CBC · 2 weeks
Black holes have been mysterious and elusive — until now. Astronomers using the Event Horizon Telescope... more
How Did Astronomers Capture the First-Ever Close-Up of a Black Hole?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Radio telescopes all over the world joined together to make this picture during a few clear days in early 2017. So, why are we just now... more
Help Name the Largest Unnamed World in the Solar System  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A team of planetary astronomers is asking the public to help name a minor planet designated 2007 OR10, which is the largest unnamed world in the solar system. more
Black hole picture, revealed: First look from across the universe - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope captures one of the most powerful objects in existence. And basically, it's the Eye of Sauron. more
Earth Sees First Image Of A Black Hole  NPR · 2 weeks
Every image you've ever seen of a black hole has been a simulation. Until now. "We have seen what we thought was unseeable," said Event Horizon Telescope Director Shep Doeleman. more
'Monster Black Hole: The First Image' Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a... more
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Hubble celebrates its 29th birthday with unrivaled view of the Southern Crab Nebula
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'We've now seen the unseeable': Black hole photographed for 1st time
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How scientists took the first picture of a black hole
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See the first image ever taken of a supermassive black hole
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A Black Hole Is Photographed For First Time By Massive Telescope Project
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The Event Horizon Telescope Is Trying to Take the First-Ever Photo of a Black Hole
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Dark Energy Instrument's lenses see the night sky for the first time
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More than a carbon copy: OCO-3 on the space station
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