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Micro spacecraft investigates cometary water mystery
SCIENCE DAILY In September 2015, a team of astronomers successfully observed the entire hydrogen coma of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, using the LAICA telescope onboard the PROCYON spacecraft. They also succeeded in obtaining the absolute rate of water discharge... 3 hours
Micro spacecraft investigates cometary water mystery
PHYS.ORG In September 2015, a team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, University of Michigan, Kyoto Sangyo University, Rikkyo University and the University of Tokyo successfully observed the entire hydrogen coma of the comet... 6 hours
Astronomers uncover properties of a molecular outflow feature in a nearby starburst galaxy
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers led by Fabian Walter of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany has revealed essential properties... 7 hours
Gaia turns its eyes to asteroid hunting
PHYS.ORG While best known for its surveys of the stars and mapping the Milky Way in three dimensions, ESA's Gaia has many more strings to its bow. Among them, its contribution to our understanding of... 7 hours
'Climate Engineering' Could Be Bad for Skywatching, Astronomy
SPACE.COM Tinkering with the sky to fight climate change would make it more difficult for astronomers and skywatchers to observe the heavens, a new study suggests. 8 hours
experiment resolves mystery about wind flows on jupiter Experiment Resolves Mystery About Wind Flows on Jupiter
ASTRO WATCH Jupiter’s colorful, swirling winds known as “jets” have long puzzled astronomers. One mystery has been whether the jets exist only... 1 day
Astronomers to Search for Alien Life at Nearby 'Habitable' Exoplanet
LIVE SCIENCE The Wolf 1061 star system is only 14 light-years away and a team of astronomers are doing the groundwork to begin looking for signs of extraterrestrial biology in... 1 day
can the donut shaped magnet cappuccino submarine hunt for dark matter Can the Donut-Shaped Magnet 'CAPPuccino Submarine' Hunt for Dark Matter?
ASTRO WATCH Scientists at the Center for Axion and Precision Physics Research (CAPP), within the Institute for Basic... 1 day
Astronomers find seven dwarf-galaxy groups, the building blocks of massive galaxies
SCIENCE DAILY A team of astronomers has discovered seven distinct groups of dwarf galaxies with just the right starting conditions to eventually merge and form larger galaxies, including... 1 day
NASA’s SOFIA Observatory Collects New Data on Composition of Dwarf Planet Ceres
SCI-NEWS.COM New observations from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) show that Ceres does not appear to have the carbon-rich surface composition that space-... 1 day
Hubble Spies Cometary Galaxy NGC 4861
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the cometary dwarf galaxy NGC 4861. NGC 4861 lies in the constellation of... 1 day
Can the donut-shaped magnet 'CAPPuccino submarine' hunt for dark matter?
PHYS.ORG Although it sounds hard to believe, everything we see with the naked eye or through microscopes and telescopes accounts for just 4 percent of the known universe. The... 1 day
asteroid 2017 bx to whiz near earth on january 25 Asteroid 2017 BX to Whiz Near Earth on January 25
ASTRO WATCH A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 BX is about to give Earth a close shave on... 2 days
mid infrared data from sofia shows ceres true composition Mid-infrared Data from SOFIA Shows Ceres’ True Composition
ASTRO WATCH New observations show that Ceres, the largest body in the asteroid belt, does not appear to have the carbon-rich surface... 3 days
astronomer searches for signs of life on wolf 1061 exoplanet Astronomer Searches for Signs of Life on Wolf 1061 Exoplanet
ASTRO WATCH Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has... 4 days
This Is How YOU Can Do Science During the Great American Eclipse
SPACE.COM Professional and amateur astronomers will unite this August, taking part in several crowdsourced science projects to get the most out of the solar eclipse... 4 days
Astronomers Characterize Wolf 1061 Planetary System
SCI-NEWS.COM A research team led by San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane has obtained new observations of Wolf 1061, a planetary system known to... 4 days
Space Station Flies in the Face of the Moon - Skywatching Video
LIVE SCIENCE On January 14, 2017, Michel Breitfellner, Manuel Castillo, Abel de Burgos and Miguel Perez Ayucar set up telescopes near ESA’s Space Science Center in... 4 days
Space Station Flies in the Face of the Moon - Skywatching Video
SPACE.COM On January 14, 2017, Michel Breitfellner, Manuel Castillo, Abel de Burgos and Miguel Perez Ayucar set up telescopes near ESA’s Space Science Center in... 4 days
Researchers produce vital component in search for earth-like planets
PHYS.ORG Researchers at Uppsala University plan to manufacture a new type of coronagraph for the VLT, the Very Large Telescope in Chile. The coronagraph is a key component of the telescope... 4 days
The evolution of massive galaxy clusters
PHYS.ORG Galaxy clusters have long been recognized as important laboratories for the study of galaxy formation and evolution. The advent of the new generation of millimeter and submillimeter wave survey telescopes, like the South Pole Telescope (SPT),... 4 days
STO2 landed and data secured
PHYS.ORG The STO2 telescope with Dutch detectors on board that circled around the South Pole in December 2016 to investigate gas clouds between the stars landed safely on 30 December. 4 days
eROSITA travels to Russia for launch into deep space in 2018
PHYS.ORG On 20 January 2017, the completed eROSITA X-ray telescope boarded a cargo plane and was transported from Munich, where it had been built at the Max... 4 days
Image: Hubble's slice of Sagittarius
PHYS.ORG This stunning image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS), shows part of the sky in the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). The region is rendered in exquisite detail—deep red and bright blue... 4 days
Work begins in Palo Alto on NASA's dark energy hunter
PHYS.ORG Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected... 4 days
Astronomer searches for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have located the habitable zone, the region where water could exist on the surface of a planet, on the Wolf 1061, a planetary system that's 14 light... 5 days
Astronomers search for signs of life on Wolf 1061 exoplanet
PHYS.ORG Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also... 5 days
Extreme Astronomy Unlocks Cosmic Secrets From the South Pole
SPACE.COM The South Pole Telescope is perfectly located to gaze deep into the universe, but it takes a hardy group of astronomers to live there over the winter. 5 days
[In Depth] Your self-driving car could kill radio astronomy
Science Magazine Add energy-saving streetlights, self-driving cars, and balloon-borne internet services to the threats facing astronomers needing dark skies free of electromagnetic smog. The rise of all three technologies is posing new... 5 days
a tale of two pulsars tails plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers A Tale of Two Pulsars' Tails: Plumes Offer Geometry Lessons to Astronomers
ASTRO WATCH Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago.... 5 days
‘Ram-Pressure Stripping’ Shuts Off Star Formation in Galaxies, Astronomers Say
SCI-NEWS.COM According to a new study published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical... 6 days
Extremely Large Telescope's Massive and Unusual Mirrors - Quick Look | Animation
SPACE.COM The European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) will have the largest convex mirror ever produced and an unusual concave tertiary mirror. The European Southern Observatory... 6 days
Contracts signed for ELT mirrors and sensors
PHYS.ORG At a ceremony today at ESO's Headquarters four contracts were signed for major components of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that ESO is building. These were for: the casting of the telescope's giant secondary... 6 days
Three new gas giant exoplanets discovered by SuperWASP-South
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Astronomers report the discovery of three new gas giant planets using the SuperWASP-South Observatory in South Africa. Two of the newly detected alien worlds were classified as the so-called "warm Jupiters," while... 6 days
Making the Giant Magellan Telescope's Massive, Incredibly Precise Mirrors
SPACE.COM The largest single-piece astronomical mirrors ever made are slowly coming together for an eagle-eyed ground-based telescope. 6 days
A catalog of habitable zone exoplanets
PHYS.ORG The last two decades have seen an explosion of detections of exoplanets, as the sensitivity to smaller planets has dramatically improved thanks especially to the Kepler mission. These discoveries have found that the frequency of planets... 6 days
Turtle the Size of 2 Earths: Stunning Sunspot Revealed in New Radio Images
LIVE SCIENCE A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile,... 6 days
A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
SCIENCE DAILY Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago.... 7 days
Turtle the Size of 2 Earths: Stunning Sunspot Revealed in New Radio Images
SPACE.COM A shadowy turtle twice the size of Earth swims across the sun in new images from the ALMA radio telescope in Chile,... 7 days
ALMA Captures Its First Images of Sun
SCI-NEWS.COM The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope has been used to study the Sun for the first time. The new ALMA images... 1 week
A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
PHYS.ORG Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago.... 1 week
Astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star
SCIENCE DAILY A team astrophysicists has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the Sarah L. Krizmanich Telescope. 1 week
Sun Can Now Be Observed By ALMA Telescope Array | Video
SPACE.COM The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile has been adapted to observe the Sun. This gives astronomers the ability to witness the G-type main-sequence star... 1 week
NuSTAR Finds Two Enormous Black Holes in Milky Way’s Neighborhood
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission has identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at... 1 week
Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Venus is known both as the "planet of love" and the Earth's "evil twin". And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, there's actually a lot we don't know about our... 1 week
Astrophysicists discover dimming of binary star
PHYS.ORG A team of University of Notre Dame astrophysicists led by Peter Garnavich, professor of physics, has observed the unexplained fading of an interacting binary star, one of the first discoveries using the University's Sarah L. Krizmanich... 1 week
Presumed young star turns out to be a galactic senior citizen
SCIENCE DAILY 49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, is twelve billion years old rather than just 2.3 billion. For many decades, researchers were stumped... 1 week
Presumed young star turns out to be a galactic senior citizen
PHYS.ORG 49 Lib, a relatively bright star in the southern sky, is 12 billion years old rather than just 2.3 billion. For many decades, researchers were stumped... 1 week
Cassini Captures Breathtaking View of Saturn’s Moon Mimas
SCI-NEWS.COM This image of Saturn’s seventh largest moon, Mimas, was photographed when NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was approximately 115,000 miles (185,000 km)... 1 week
Black Hole and Galaxy Crash Supercharge Blazing-Fast Particles
SPACE.COM Astronomers have discovered an immense surge of energy coming from a cosmic particle accelerator located about 2 billion light years from Earth. 1 week
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