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SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
A compilation of scientific results from The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, reveal new clues to how stars form and galaxies evolve, and... more
Earth’s Hydrogen Geocorona Extends Well Beyond Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 19 hours
Recent observations from the NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show that the Earth’s hydrogen envelope reaches up to 391,500 miles (630,000... more
Solving the jet/cocoon riddle of a gravitational wave event  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
An international research team including astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, has combined radio telescopes from five continents to prove the existence of a... more
Want to help name a moon? You could name 5 of Jupiter's  CBC · 1 day
Last July, astronomers announced they'd found a treasure trove of 12 new moons around Jupiter. Now they're inviting the public to help name five... more
Tiny Neptune moon spotted by Hubble may have broken from larger moon  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
After several years of analysis, a team of planetary scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has at last come up with an explanation for... more
Neptunian moon  ESA · 2 days
Hubble helps uncover origin of Neptune's smallest moon Hippocamp more
Habitable Zone Planet Finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing astronomers to detect planets capable of having liquid... more
LMC S154 is a symbiotic recurrent nova, study suggests  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers have conducted observations of a symbiotic star in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), known as LMC S154, which provide new insights about the nature of this object. Results of... more
Habitable zone planet finder enables discovery of planets around cool stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
A new astronomical spectrograph built by a Penn State-led team of scientists provides the highest precision measurements to date of infrared signals from nearby stars, allowing... more
Hippocamp: Seventh Inner Moon of Neptune May Have Broken from Larger Moon  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A new study led by SETI Institute astronomers suggests that the recently-discovered moon of Neptune, Hippocamp, is probably an ancient fragment of a much... more
Tiny New Moon Discovered Around Neptune, Called Hippocamp  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
The moon, dubbed Hippocamp for the half-horse, half-fish sea monster from Greek legend, is about the size of Chicago and so faint only the powerful Hubble Space Telescope can spot it more
NIST ‘Astrocomb’ Opens New Horizons for Planet-Hunting Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible... more
Sun-THz to Measure Solar Flares from ISS  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil – the Solar-T – will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to... more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a... more
Neptune’s newly discovered moon may be the survivor of an ancient collision  THE VERGE · 3 days
A newly discovered small moon of Neptune is coming into clearer focus as astronomers have now pinpointed this tiny rock’s orbit and where it... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft. more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by the 'astrocomb.' more
Earth's atmosphere stretches out to the moon – and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The gaseous layer that wraps around Earth reaches up to 630,000 kilometers away, or 50 times the diameter of our planet, according to a new study based on... more
Technology developed in Brazil will be part of the International Space Station  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A new version of equipment developed in Brazil—the Solar-T—will be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) to measure solar flares. It is estimated... more
Ringed White Dwarf Spotted 145 Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Professional astronomers and volunteers working with the Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 citizen science project have spotted the oldest and coldest known white... more
'Astrocomb' opens new horizons for planet-hunting telescope  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The hunt for Earth-like planets, and perhaps extraterrestrial life, just got more precise, thanks to record-setting starlight measurements made possible by a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) "astrocomb." more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of more than 200 astronomers from 18 countries has published the first phase of a major new radio sky survey at unprecedented sensitivity using the... more
LOFAR radio telescope reveals secrets of solar storms  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of scientists led by a researcher from Trinity College Dublin and University of Helsinki announced a major discovery on the very nature of solar storms in the journal Nature... more
Multiple stellar populations detected in the cluster Hodge 6  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have found that the cluster Hodge 6 hosts multiple stellar populations. The detection could provide important hints on the formation and evolution of... more
ALMA Detects Salts around Young Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the chemical fingerprints of sodium chloride (NaCl), potassium chloride (KCl), and their 37Cl and... more
Scientist Rules Out Sending Cosmonauts to Fix Faulty Spektr-R Telescope in Orbit  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A manned space mission, even if sent, will not help to fix the faulty Spektr-R space radio telescope, said Nikolai Kardashev, the director of... more
Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of... more
Astrophysicists Find New Clue in Search for Universe's Missing Matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Astronomers think they've found a new clue in their continuing quest to solve one of the most substantial mysteries of the cosmos: where about a third of the... more
Astronomers Discover Large Stream of Stars in Solar Neighborhood  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a large stellar stream that is currently traversing the immediate solar... more
A nearby river of stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space since... more
Radio telescope gets upgrade at Brookhaven lab  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A radio telescope at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has received a significant upgrade, advancing from one dish to four. The upgrades are part of the Laboratory's ongoing effort to... more
Surgeons insert telescopic lens into Quebec City woman's eye in Canadian first  CBC · 1 week
Jacqueline Rioux successfully underwent surgery to have a four-millimetre-thick telescopic lens — an implantable mini-telescope — inserted into her left eye to restore some... more
Gravitational Waves Will Settle Cosmic Conundrum  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The cosmos has been expanding for 13.8 billion years and its present rate of expansion, known as the Hubble constant, gives the time elapsed... more
Where is the universe hiding its missing mass?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray... more
Giant flare detected on an L dwarf  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
European astronomers have spotted a giant white-light flare on the ultracool L dwarf designated ULAS J224940.13-011236.9. The newly detected flare is one of the largest flares ever observed from an ultracool dwarf. The discovery... more
NASA selects new mission to explore origins of universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
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 to Launch New Space Telescope in 2023 to Explore Origins of Universe  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionisation and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx) mission is a planned two-year mission, funded... more
Observations uncover details about the open cluster IC 4996  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using the Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) and data from ESA's Gaia satellite, astronomers have conducted a new study of the young open cluster IC 4996 and its vicinity. The... more
Mapping historical changes in dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Combining Einstein's theory of relativity with one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has helped an international team of researchers measure where and how dark matter structures grow in the universe. Their analysis suggests... more
Kepler's final image  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On October 30th, 2018, after nine years of faithful service, the Kepler Space Telescope was officially retired. With nearly 4000 candidates and 2,662 confirmed exoplanets to its credit, no other telescope has managed to teach us more about the worlds... more
CTA prototype telescope, the Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope, achieves first light  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Less than a week after its inauguration on 17 January 2019, the prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), a prototype telescope proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA), successfully detected its first... more
NASA minimizes threat of JWST delay from shutdown  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
As NASA marks the latest milestone in the ongoing testing of the James Webb Space Telescope, agency officials are downplaying... more
Newly Discovered House-Sized Asteroid Flies By Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A newly detected house-sized asteroid, designated 2019 CB2, flew by the Earth on Sunday, February 10, at around 1:20 UTC. The space... more
Multiwavelength observations of star-forming region uncover dozens of new celestial objects  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers has conducted multiwavelength observations of the star-forming region G345.5+1.5. The observational campaign discovered dozens of massive stars as well as protostellar... more
On This Day in Space! Feb. 11, 2010: NASA Launches Solar Dynamics Observatory  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On Feb. 11, 2010, NASA launched a spacecraft to study the inner workings of the sun: the Solar Dynamics Observatory. See how... more
Northrop Grumman Completes Next Critical Launch Milestones of James Webb Space Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Spacecraft Element (SCE) successfully completed acoustic and sine vibration testing at Northrop Grumman Corporation in Redondo Beach, California. Acoustic... more
Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered around a Young Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A team of astronomers and chemists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has detected the chemical fingerprints... more
Gaia Clocks New Speeds for Milky Way Andromeda Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions... more
Uranus and Neptune Are More Interesting Than We Thought, New Images Show  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the latest weather pictures of our solar system’s frigid outer planets, and UC Berkeley astronomers have jumped in... more
Hubble Spots New Dark Storm on Neptune, Giant Polar Cap on Uranus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Since its launch into orbit in 1990, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has helped astronomers to amass an album of outer planet images. Yearly... more
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star. Though salts have been found... more
Bubbles of Brand New Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
This dazzling region of newly-forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument (MUSE) on ESO’s Very Large... more
From supergiant to solar-mass star: Study finds HD 179821 less massive than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A post-asymptotic giant branch (post-AGB) star known as HD 179821 turns out to be significantly less massive than previously thought,... more
Asteroid from 'rare species' sighted in the cosmic wild  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have discovered an asteroid looping through the inner solar system on an exotic orbit. The unusual object is among the first asteroids ever found whose orbit is confined almost... more
Found! Fastest-Orbiting Asteroid Zips Around Sun in Just 165 Days  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers just found an asteroid that zips around the sun every 165 Earth days — the shortest year for any known asteroid. more
Video: Flying under Aeolus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Following the launch of Aeolus on 22 August 2018, scientists have been busy fine-tuning and calibrating this latest Earth Explorer satellite. Aeolus carries a revolutionary instrument, which comprises a powerful laser, a large telescope and a very sensitive receiver. It... more
Hubble Telescope Watches the Weather on Uranus and Neptune  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
If you don't like your local weather, perhaps you would prefer the atmosphere on Uranus or Neptune — and the Hubble Space Telescope has an update on each planet's current... more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have become the latest victims of Mexico's violence with activities at two observatories being reduced because their staff suffered crimes while travelling to the remote mountain sites, researchers said Thursday. more
Here's the magnificent last view NASA's Kepler Space Telescope ever saw - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
The prolific planet finder went to sleep for good last year, but captured one final view before saying goodnight. more
Astronomers unlikely victims of Mexico's violence, crime  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An astrophysics institute says it has "reduced activities" at two research sites in central Mexico because astronomers suffered so many assaults and other crimes more
Mexico astronomers reduce use of research sites due to crime  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
An astrophysics institute says it has "reduced activities" at two research sites in central Mexico because astronomers suffered so many assaults and other crimes more
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  nanowerk · 2 weeks
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
Liberal sprinkling of salt discovered around a young star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in the disk surrounding a massive young star. Though salts have been found... more
Hubble reveals dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
During its routine yearly monitoring of the weather on our solar system's outer planets, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered a new mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a... more
Dynamic atmospheres of Uranus, Neptune  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered another mysterious dark storm on Neptune and provided a fresh look at a long-lived storm circling around the north polar region on Uranus. more
Mysterious Blobs Around These Small Stars May Be Bad News for Alien Life  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely... more
Last Light: Here's the Final View from NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Kepler Space Telescope found thousands of planets around other stars by documenting their telltale flickers before it ran out of fuel last fall... more
Retreating Snow Line Reveals Organic Molecules around Young Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers using ALMA have detected various complex organic molecules around the young star V883 Ori. A sudden outburst... more
Our Milky Way Galaxy Is Warped  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
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
Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler 107  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Two of the planets which are orbiting the star Kepler 107 could be the result of an impact similar to that which affected the Earth to produce the moon. more
Bubbles of brand new stars  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This dazzling region of newly forming stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) was captured by the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer instrument (MUSE) on ESO's Very Large Telescope. The relatively small amount of dust in the LMC and... more
The Vibrating Universe: Making Astronomy Accessible to the Deaf  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf,... more
Astronomers Catch Jet from Fledgling Star in Large Magellanic Cloud  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Deep within LHA 120-N 180B, an HII region located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, the Multi... more
Bubbles of brand new stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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
Study of Two Exoplanets Offers Unique Insight Into How Planets Are Formed  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered that exoplanets Kepler-107b and Kepler-107c might offer a unique insight into how worlds are formed. more
New astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing loss that... more
First accurate 3D map of the Milky Way reveals a warped galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Milky Way's disk of stars becomes increasingly 'warped' and twisted far away from its center, according to astronomers who have built the first... more
The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 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
The vibrating universe: Making astronomy accessible to the deaf  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers at the University of California, Riverside, have teamed with teachers at the California School for the Deaf, Riverside, or CSDR, to design an astronomy workshop for students with hearing... more
Highly collimated jet spotted from the Red Square Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 3 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
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