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A Second Planet in the Beta Pictoris System  ASTRO WATCH · 2 hours
A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble... more
Radio astronomers worried about OneWeb interference  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Radio astronomers say OneWeb has not, until recently, paid attention to their concerns about interference, but that it is not too late to avoid... more
Astronomers Peer Deep into Turbulent Atmosphere of Jupiter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 hours
An international team of astronomers has managed to peer deep into the Jovian atmosphere using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 13 hours
In the search for life beyond our galaxy, many scientists have their eyes turned toward orbs like Earth: rocky planets. So after the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) detected a rocky planet slightly larger than Earth last fall,... more
Storms on Jupiter are disturbing the planet's colorful belts  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Coordinated observations of Jupiter in early 2017 by six ground-based telescopes and Hubble allowed astronomers to study the evolution of bright plumes and connect them with cloud movements deep in... more
Where are new stars born? NASA's Webb Telescope will investigate  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
When it comes to making new stars, the party is almost over in the present-day universe. In fact, it's been nearly over for billions of years. Our Milky... more
New Type of Supernova Totally Annihilates Its Parent Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Astronomers have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova... more
Temperatures of 800 billion degrees in the cosmic kitchen  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
It is among the most spectacular events in the universe: a merger of neutron stars. Astronomers have completed the first laboratory measurements of thermal electromagnetic radiation arising in such collisions.... more
Astronomers investigate radio burst emission from the magnetar XTE J1810−197  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), astronomers have observed the magnetar XTE J1810−197 after its recent radio outburst to investigate its emission. Results of the study, presented in... more
Second Planet Found Hiding in Beta Pictoris System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
Using data from ESO’s High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) instrument, a multinational team of astronomers has uncovered evidence... more
MAXI J1621–501 is a low-mass X-ray binary, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
An international team of astronomers has uncovered important insights about the recently discovered transient source known as MAXI J1621–501. Results of new observations conducted with NASA's NuSTAR spacecraft indicate that... more
Deployment test of Webb's secondary mirror  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The secondary mirror—visible in the top right corner of the image—is among the most important pieces of equipment on the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and is essential to the success of the mission. more
Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them. more
Rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet is missing an atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Astronomers at MIT, Harvard University, and elsewhere have searched a rocky, Earth-sized exoplanet for signs of an atmosphere—and found none. more
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A second planet has been discovered circling Beta Pictoris, a fledgling star in our own galaxy offering astronomers a rare glimpse of a planetary system in the making,... more
'UFOs' Are Flying Out from Supermassive Black Holes and Reshaping Galaxies  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
These jets of matter act like snowplows that shove gas around inside galaxies. And for the first time astronomers have spotted it happening. more
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system  nanowerk · 4 days
A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around Beta Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded... more
A second planet in the Beta Pictoris system  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of astronomers has discovered a second giant planet in orbit around alpha Pictoris, a star that is relatively young (23 million years old) and close (63.4 light years), and surrounded... more
Scientists complete LSST's digital sensor array  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
After 16 years of dedicated planning and engineering, scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have completed a 3.2 gigapixel sensor array for the camera that will be used in the Large... more
Eight new repeating fast radio bursts detected  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Using the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) telescope, astronomers have identified eight new repeating fast radio burst (FRB) sources. The finding, reported in a paper published August 9 on arXiv.org, could shed new... more
Hubble Spots Bipolar Planetary Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of the bipolar (two-lobed) planetary nebula NGC 2371/2. NGC 2371/2 is located approximately 4,300 light-years away... more
Mirror to mirror  ESA · 5 days
Space Science Image of the Week: Successful deployment of Webb’s secondary mirror marks major milestone for the revolutionary new observatory more
Astronomers Spot Massive Star-Forming Galaxies in Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Using data from multiple space- and ground-based telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered 39 massive star-forming galaxies at... more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers are using the Catalina Sky Survey's near-Earth object telescopes to locate the optical counterparts to gravitational waves triggered by massive mergers. more
Image: Hubble's portrait of star's gaseous glow  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Although it looks more like an entity seen through a microscope than a telescope, this rounded object, named NGC 2022, is certainly not algae or tiny, blobby jellyfish. Instead, it is a vast orb... more
Best of both worlds: Asteroids and massive mergers  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The race is on. Since the construction of technology able to detect the ripples in space and time triggered by collisions from massive objects in the universe, astronomers around the world have... more
Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
If our eyes could see gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our neighbor in space... more
Moon glows brighter than sun in images from NASA's Fermi  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If our eyes could see high-energy radiation called gamma rays, the Moon would appear brighter than the Sun! That's how NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has seen our... more
Total annihilation for supermassive stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A renegade star exploding in a distant galaxy has forced astronomers to set aside decades of research and focus on a new breed of supernova that can utterly annihilate its parent star—leaving no remnant behind. The signature event,... more
Conceptual design ready for PLATO telescope simulator  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research designs and builds a space simulator to test and calibrate eight out of twenty-six cameras for ESA's next exoplanet hunter telescope, PLATO. The conceptual design is now complete.... more
How astronomers chase new worlds in TESS data  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
As pink liquid oozed around her shoes, astronomer Johanna Teske started to feel sick. She had been looking for new planets with the Planet Finder Spectrograph, an astronomical instrument resembling an industrial-sized... more
Three new Beta Cephei stars detected  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using NASA's prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, astronomers have identified three new Beta Cephei stars. The newly found trio is an important addition to the still short list of known stars of this type. The... more
A brief astronomical history of Saturn's amazing rings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Many dream of what they would do had they a time machine. Some would travel 100 million years back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Not many, though, would think of... more
Stellar evolution in real time detected in the old star T Ursae Minoris  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers succeeded in detecting signs of aging in the red supergiant star T UMi. The star in the... more
Astronomers just quintupled the number of known repeating fast radio bursts  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 week
A Canadian telescope spotted eight more repeating fast radio bursts. What causes these cryptic flashes of radio waves from deep space remains unclear. more
Automated observing network inaugurated at SOAR telescope  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Supernovae, neutron star mergers, black holes at the center of galaxies, erupting young stars—these are all examples of objects in the night sky that change their brightness over time. In the coming years, astronomers... more
Critical Observation Made on Maunakea During First Night of Return to Operations  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The existing astronomical observatories on Maunakea returned to operations this weekend, and it didn’t take long for a significant result to be achieved, not... more
James Webb Space Telescope could begin learning about TRAPPIST-1 atmospheres in a year  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers are using the intriguing TRAPPIST-1 planetary system as a kind of laboratory to model not the planets themselves, but how the... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Fluorescent glow may reveal hidden life in the cosmos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have uncovered a new way of searching for life in the cosmos. Harsh ultraviolet radiation flares from red suns, once thought to destroy surface life on planets, might help... more
Telescopes in Hawaii reopen after deal with protesters  Science Magazine · 1 week
Construction of Thirty Meter Telescope remains stalled, but other astronomers return to work more
Glitch in Vela Pulsar Provides Unique Opportunity to Study Neutron Star’s Interior  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars observed to have pulses of radiation at very regular intervals that typically range from milliseconds to seconds. If... more
Near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 not a threat for next century  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Observations of the near-Earth asteroid 2006 QV89 made on August 11, 2019 with the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT) have ruled out any potential future impact threat to the Earth... more
Finding a cosmic fog within shattered intergalactic pancakes  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
To understand the most ordinary matter in the universe—and the extraordinary things that happen to it—a Yale-led team of astronomers took a deep dive into the cosmic fog. more
Spitzer Spots Perfect Edge-On Galaxy: NGC 5866  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA has released a stunning infrared image taken by the agency’s Spitzer Space Telescope of a lenticular galaxy called NGC 5866. NGC... more
Second baby planet found using pioneering technique  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Monash astrophysicists using the ALMA telescope in Chile have a made a world-first discovery with the sighting of a second new 'baby' planet (two to three times heavier than Jupiter) inside a gas and... more
NASA's Spitzer spies a perfectly sideways galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but it's actually an entire galaxy viewed on its side. more
New millisecond pulsar discovered  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have reported a serendipitous discovery of a new millisecond pulsar as part of an observational campaign using the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. The newly detected pulsar has a spin period of about 2.77 ms and received... more
Hubble Captures Beautiful Planetary Nebula Image  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a stunning image of NGC 2022, a vast orb of gas in space, cast off by an... more
Dense gas detected in intercore bridges in the S235 star-forming region  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO), astronomers have investigated a massive star-forming region known as S235. The study resulted in detecting high-density gas in this region,... more
Amid protest, Hawaii astronomers lose observation time  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Asteroids, including those that might slam into Earth. Clouds of gas and dust on the verge of forming stars. Planets orbiting stars other than our own. more
Hubble's New Portrait of Jupiter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
This new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter, taken on June 27, 2019, reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color... more
ALMA Dives into Black Hole’s ‘Sphere of Influence’  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
What happens inside a black hole stays inside a black hole, but what happens inside a black hole's "sphere of... more
VST Captures a Celestial Gull in Flight  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Colorful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance to a gull in... more
Famous 'X-Shaped' Galaxy Isn't Actually X-Shaped  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
There's a galaxy not too far from our own that astronomers were very sure was shaped like an X, at least from the perspective of radio telescopes. But a new, clearer radio telescope image shows that... more
Hubble Snaps Super-Sharp Image of Jupiter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope obtained a detailed image of Jupiter on June 27, 2019, when the gas giant was approximately 400 million miles... more
Revealing Quasars’ True Colors  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. Quasars were first observed 60 years ago, but their origins still... more
Astronomers Discover Vast Ancient Galaxies, Which Could Shed Light on Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive... more
Hubble showcases new portrait of Jupiter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter's clouds in this new image taken on 27 June 2019. It features the planet's trademark Great Red Spot and a more intense colour palette... more
Evidence found for cloaked black hole in early universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A group of astronomers, including Penn State scientists, has announced the likely discovery of a highly obscured black hole existing only 850 million years after the Big Bang, using NASA's... more
Hubble's new portrait of Jupiter  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new Hubble Space Telescope view of Jupiter reveals the giant planet's trademark Great Red Spot, and a more intense color palette in the clouds swirling in Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years. more
ALMA Determines Mass of Supermassive Black Hole in NGC 3258  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have observed the dynamical sphere of influence of... more
ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope Observes Seagull Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), a large telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory, has taken a brilliant picture of the Seagull Nebula, which... more
In search of signals from the early universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
,On a hot morning in early July, a seven-foot wide, 8,000-pound metallic structure made its way from Boston to Penn's David Rittenhouse Laboratory. The large aperture telescope receiver (LATR) was carefully loaded... more
Astronomers investigate AGN jet in the Messier 87 galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have taken a closer look at the relatively nearby Messier 87 (or M87) galaxy to investigate the jet of its active galactic nucleus (AGN). The new research, described in... more
Dead Planets Can ‘Broadcast’ for Up to a Billion Years  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in'... more
Where in the universe can you find a black hole nursery?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Gravitational wave researchers at the University of Birmingham have developed a new model that could help astronomers track down the origin of heavy black hole systems... more
A long time ago, galaxies far, far away  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies. This is the first multiple discovery of... more
Vast ancient galaxies discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure-trove of previously unknown ancient massive galaxies. This is the first multiple discovery of its kind and such an abundance of this... more
Astronomers discover vast ancient galaxies, which could shed light on dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have used the combined power of multiple astronomical observatories around the world and in space to discover a treasure trove of previously unknown... more
Astronomers Snap Images of Near-Earth Asteroid 2019 OK  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using several telescopes of the International Scientific Optical Network (ISON), astronomers have captured a series of images of the recently-discovered... more
Anatomy of a cosmic seagull  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance to a gull in flight. Made up of dust, hydrogen, helium and traces of heavier elements, this region is the... more
ALMA dives into black hole's 'sphere of influence'  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
What happens inside a black hole stays inside a black hole, but what happens inside a black hole's "sphere of influence"—the innermost region of a galaxy where a black hole's gravity is... more
Astronomers reveal true colours of evolving galactic beasts  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted what they suggest is a 'brief transition phase in the development of these galactic giants that could shed light on how quasars and their host galaxies evolve. more
Astronomers reveal true colors of evolving galactic beasts  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. more
Astronomers reveal true colors of evolving galactic beasts  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe's most energetic objects. Quasars were first observed 60 years ago, but their origins still remain a mystery. Now... more
Astronomers identify dozens of new Beta Cephei stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using the Kilodegree Extremely Little Telescope (KELT), astronomers have detected 86 new Beta Cephei (β Cep) stars in the Milky Way galaxy. The discovery, detailed in a paper published July 26 on... more
Dead planets can 'broadcast' for up to a billion years  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers are planning to hunt for cores of exoplanets around white dwarf stars by 'tuning in' to the radio waves that they emit. more
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