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Cool halo gas caught spinning like galactic disks  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Astronomers have discovered cool halo gas spinning in the same direction as galactic disks in typical star-forming galaxies. Their findings suggest that the whirling gas halo will eventually spiral in towards the... more
Hubble Observes Tiny Galaxy with Big Heart  ASTRO WATCH · 11 hours
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
Gold-Prospecting Astronomers Trawl Universe's Oldest Stars  SPACE.COM · 12 hours
Astronomers are on the hunt for traces of gold on the surfaces of some of the oldest stars in the universe in order to find the origins of heavy metals in the cosmos. more
Forward to the Moon… and beyond  ESA · 16 hours
  Tune in on 21 June at 18:00 CEST (16:00 GMT) as OasISS mission astronauts talk about their mission to the International Space Station on the tenth anniversary of the flight, live from Belgium’s Planetarium of... more
eROSITA – the hunt for dark energy begins  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
On 21 June 2019 the Spektrum-Röntgen-Gamma (Spektr-RG / SRG) spacecraft will be launched from the Kazakh steppe, marking the start of an exciting journey. SRG will be carrying the German Extended ROentgen... more
Astronomers Need a (Steady) Hand Tracing Spiral Galaxies to Find Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 17 hours
A citizen-science project is asking people to trace spiral galaxies to help astronomers find intermediate-mass black holes. more
Another brown dwarf in the system? Study investigates properties of HD 206893  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Aiming to constrain the orbit and dynamical mass of the brown dwarf in the HD 206893 system, an international team of astronomers has investigated... more
Radically different telescope design offers deeper look into space  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
A radically different type of X-ray space telescope has been designed by scientists in Sweden, using advanced optic techniques that were originally developed in medical imaging research. more
Radically different telescope design offers deeper look into space  nanowerk · 21 hours
A radically different type of X-ray space telescope has been designed by scientists in Sweden, using advanced optic techniques that were originally developed in medical imaging research. more
Gemini Planet Imager Analyzes 300 Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 22 hours
Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes - known as the Gemini Planet Imager - has... more
NASA's Webb Sunshield undergoes rocket fitting, more testing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's spacecraft element, which consists of the observatory's spacecraft bus and the sunshield, was put in the same folded-up configuration that it will be in when mounted on... more
The Atmosphere of a New Ultra Hot Jupiter Is Analyzed  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto... more
Rare ‘Superflares’ Could One Day Threaten Earth  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the... more
Hubble Space Telescope Sees IC 10  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of the irregular galaxy IC 10. IC 10 is a member of the... more
Citizen Scientists Re-tune Hubble’s Galaxy Classification  ASTRO WATCH · 3 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
Did the Beta Taurid Meteor Shower Cause the 1908 Tunguska Explosion?  SPACE.COM · 4 days
Next month, astronomers will scan the Beta Taurid meteor shower in search of asteroids that might someday threaten a potentially catastrophic collision with Earth. more
Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae. A supernova event is incredibly energetic and... more
Table salt may be hiding in Europa’s underground sea  SCIENCE-NEWS · 5 days
Observations of Europa by the Hubble Space Telescope suggest that the moon’s ice-covered ocean may hold sodium chloride, or common table salt. more
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to Retire in 2020  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on January 30, 2020, after nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light. more
Direct from Distant Planet: Spectral Clues to Puzzling Paradox  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide... more
How NASA's Spitzer has stayed alive for so long  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on Jan. 30, 2020. By then, the spacecraft will have... more
NASA's Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
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 of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh... more
Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
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 of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into... more
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. ESO 495-21 may be just 3000 light-years across, but that is not stopping the galaxy from... more
Hubble Spots Sodium Chloride on Jupiter’s Moon Europa  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the yellow color visible on portions of the surface of... more
The entire sky in X-rays  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The small fleet of X-ray space scouts will soon be expanded to include a flagship. On 21 June 2019, the German telescope eRosita will launch from the Russian Baikonur space-port into space. On a platform on board the... more
Astronomers discover rare, new type of galaxy on the brink of death - CNET  CNET · 6 days
Cold quasars offer a glimpse of active galaxies heading for cosmic retirement and hint at the ultimate fate of the... more
Gemini Planet Imager analyzes 300 stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Over the past four years, an instrument attached to a telescope in the Chilean Andes—known as the Gemini Planet Imager—has set its gaze on 531 stars in search of new planets. The team, led by Stanford... more
Giant Telescope in Chile Could Be Named for Pioneering Astronomer Vera Rubin  SPACE.COM · 7 days
Astronomer Vera Rubin — best known for her pioneering research about dark matter — will lend her name to a new telescope if a... more
Astronomers may have spotted the ghost galaxy that hit the Milky Way long ago  SCIENCE-NEWS · 7 days
Astronomers think they’ve identified a galaxy that hit the Milky Way and ruffled its edges millions of years ago. more
X-ray study sheds more light into the nature of a gamma-ray pulsar  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Using archival data from ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft and NASA's Chandra X-ray observatory, astronomers have investigated one of gamma-ray radio-quiet pulsars known as PSR J1826−1256.... more
Galaxy Zoo Volunteers Help Re-Tune ‘Hubble Tuning Fork’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 7 days
Galaxies are important building blocks of the Universe. Some are simple, while others are very complex in structure. In 1927,... more
Astronomers Determine Mass of Small Black Hole at Center of Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small--really small, astronomically speaking. In fact, a team including... more
Vera Rubin: The Astronomer Who Brought Dark Matter to Light  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Vera Rubin's discoveries showed that our universe is much more mysterious than anyone imagined. more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. The new investigation uses classifications of over 6000 galaxies... more
Astronomers ‘Weigh’ NGC 4395’s Central Black Hole  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has found that the central black hole of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 4395 has a mass... more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  nanowerk · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. more
The atmosphere of a new ultra hot Jupiter is analyzed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The combination of observations made with the CARMENES spectrograph on the 3.5m telescope at Calar Alto Observatory (Almería), and the HARPS-N spectrograph on the National Galileo Telescope (TNG)... more
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project. The new investigation, published in the journal Monthly Notices... more
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astronomers probing the edges of the Milky Way have in recent years observed some of the most brilliant pyrotechnic displays in the galaxy: superflares. more
LOFAR Telescope Sees Ridge of Radio-Emitting Plasma between Two Merging Galaxy Clusters  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Astronomers using the Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) telescope network have detected a vast ridge of radio emission connecting the merging galaxy clusters Abell 0399 and... more
'First light' achieved on upgraded planet-finding instrument to search for Earth-like planets in nearest star system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Newly-built planet-finding instrument installed on Very Large Telescope, Chile, begins 100-hour observation of nearby stars Alpha... more
Astronomers determine mass of small black hole at center of nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small—really small, astronomically speaking. more
Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world's largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar... more
Hubble survey captures iconic spiral galaxy NGC 2903  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The iconic appearance of a spiral galaxy is exemplified here in the form of the stunning NGC 2903, imaged by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows off whirling, pinwheeling arms with... more
Observations unveil chemical structure of the protoplanetary disk Oph-IRS 67  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using the Submillimeter Array (SMA), astronomers have conducted a molecular line study of the protoplanetary disk Oph-IRS 67, uncovering essential information about its chemical structure. Results of this... more
Hubble Looks at Explosive Spiral: NGC 4051  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of a spiral galaxy called NGC 4051. NGC 4051 is an... more
Iconic spiral  ESA · 1 week
Space Science Image of the Week: This image from Hubble showcases a stunning spiral galaxy more
Planck Finds No New Evidence for Cosmic Anomalies  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
A Harbor and Hubble: 'Saturday Night Lights' at 2019 World Science Festival  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Hundreds of people gathered near the New York City waterfront to enjoy some science and summertime weather as part of the 2019 World Science... more
Fast and furious: Detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument developed in the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias... more
Image: Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This striking image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), a powerful instrument installed on the telescope in 2009. WFC3 is responsible for many of Hubble's... more
Look for Hercules' Keystone in the Evening Spring Sky  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
On late spring evenings, a bright stellar "keystone" is well worth exploring with binoculars or a small telescope. more
Fast and furious: detection of powerful winds driven by a supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
This is the first publication based entirely on data obtained with EMIR, an instrument, which analyses the infrared light gathered by the... more
A Weird 'Radio Bridge' 10 Million-Light Years Long Links Colliding Galaxy Clusters  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a ridge of radio emissions 10 million light-years long joining two galaxy clusters that are slowly colliding with each other. more
Cool, Nebulous Ring around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at... more
Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
ESA's Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of the Universe. The latest study does not rule out the potential relevance... more
Markarian 1216: Isolated Galaxy Has Dark Matter-Rich Core  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Markarian 1216 (Mrk 1216 for short) is a compact elliptical galaxy about 316 million light-years away. New data from NASA’s... more
As Galaxy Clusters Collide, 10 Million Light-Years of Radio Waves Link Them  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a ridge of radio emissions 10 million light-years long joining two galaxy clusters that are slowly colliding with each other. more
Name an exoplanet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In recent years, astronomers have discovered thousands of planets and planetary systems orbiting around nearby stars. Some are small and rocky like the Earth, whilst others are gas giants like Jupiter. It is now believed that most stars in the... more
Planck finds no new evidence for cosmic anomalies  ESA · 2 weeks
ESA’s Planck satellite has found no new evidence for the puzzling cosmic anomalies that appeared in its temperature map of... more
Chandra Detects Huge Coronal Mass Ejection from HR 9024  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Coronal mass ejections (CMEs), often associated with solar flares, are the most powerful magnetic phenomena occurring on the... more
Telescope Spots Double-Asteroid System During Close Flyby of Earth  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
A recent close encounter with a large asteroid and its little moon was captured by a telescope as the pair zipped past Earth at 43,500 mph (70,000 kilometers per hour)... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Cool, nebulous ring around Milky Way's supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. This nebulous disk gives astronomers new... more
Astronomers fret over ‘debilitating threat’ of thousands of satellites cluttering the sky  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
The promise of today's nascent communications satellite constellations is real: connecting everyone on the globe, no exceptions. But the dark side, or rather bright... more
The Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Has a Cool Gas Halo — Literally  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
For the first time, astronomers may have imaged the cool disk of gas surrounding the gigantic black hole at the heart of... more
Astronomers take a closer look at emission from the supernova remnant MSH 15−56  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
By analyzing archival data from the Suzaku X-ray satellite, astronomers have learned important information regarding thermal and non-thermal emission from the composite... more
SpaceX Starlink satellites have astronomers amplifying the cosmic alarm - CNET  CNET · 2 weeks
Elon Musk's plan to bring broadband to rural parts of the globe could come with unintended side effects, the scientists say. more
Astronomers Spot Twin Planets Carving Holes in a Brand-New Solar System  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The two planets appear to have cleared a wide gap in their young star's protoplanetary disk. This is the first-ever observation of this behavior. more
Little Legal Recourse for Astronomers Concerned About Starlink  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Despite complaints from astronomers, legal experts say there is little they can do under existing federal law and regulations to halt the deployment of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. more
Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence  ESA · 2 weeks
Humankind has had its closest look yet at a binary asteroid. As 1999 KW4 skimmed past our planet at 70 000 km/h,... more
Gamma-ray pulsations detected from the pulsar J0952−0607  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international team of astronomers reports the detection of gamma-ray pulsations from the millisecond pulsar (MSP) known as PSR J0952−0607. The finding, available in a paper published May 27 on arXiv.org, sheds more light... more
Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
While ESA's Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite's position in the sky with telescopes across the world,... more
Astronomers Directly Image Two Protoplanets around PDS 70  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) spectrograph on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have directly imaged two still-forming gas... more
Precision Calibration Empowers Largest Solar Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
An article published in the SPIE publication Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS), "Polarization Modeling and Predictions for DKIST Part 5: Impacts... more
Little legal recourse for astronomers concerned about Starlink  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Despite complaints by individual astronomers and astronomical organizations, legal experts say there is little they can do under existing federal... more
Rare Sight! 2 Newborn Alien Planets Spotted Around Distant Star  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have photographed two newborn alien worlds circling the young sun-like star PDS 70, which lies about 370 light-years from Earth, a new study reports. more
Precision calibration empowers largest solar telescope  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
As with any astronomical instrument, calibration is required in order to remove effects that the instrument itself might have on the data. New research marks a substantial advance in ensuring the accurate solar information measured and... more
A pair of fledgling planets directly seen growing around a young star  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have directly imaged two exoplanets that are gravitationally carving out a wide gap within a planet-forming disk surrounding a young star. While over... more
Heart of lonesome galaxy is brimming with dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified by astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. more
Precision calibration empowers largest solar telescope  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An article published in the SPIE publication Journal of Astronomical Telescopes, Instruments, and Systems (JATIS), "Polarization Modeling and Predictions for DKIST Part 5: Impacts of enhanced mirror and dichroic coatings on system polarization calibration," marks a... more
Spitzer Sees Stars and Dense Clouds in Cepheus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A large celestial mosaic from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope shows multiple clusters of stars and clouds of gas and dust... more
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Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
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The entire sky in X-rays
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Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
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Astronomers discover rare, new type of galaxy on the brink of death - CNET
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Optimizing operations for an unprecedented view of the universe
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Binary asteroids, key to Earth’s planetary defence
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Heart of lonesome galaxy is brimming with dark matter
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Spitzer captures stellar family portrait
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A new view of exoplanets with NASA's upcoming Webb Telescope
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100 Years Ago Today, a Total Solar Eclipse Experiment Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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