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340 000 stars interrogated in search for sun s siblings 340,000 Stars Interrogated in Search for Sun's Siblings
ASTRO WATCH An Australian-led group of astronomers working with European collaborators has revealed the “DNA” of more than 340,000 stars in the... 11 hours
where is the universe s missing matter Where Is the Universe's Missing Matter
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled halos around galaxies in a quest to find ‘missing’ matter thought to reside there,... 14 hours
Is dark matter made of primordial black holes?
PHYS.ORG Astronomers studying the motions of galaxies and the character of the cosmic microwave background radiation came to realize in the last century that most of the matter in the universe was not... 19 hours
Spectacular Lagoon Nebula Glows in Hubble’s 28th Birthday Photos
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope was launched into orbit by a space shuttle on April 24, 1990. It... 21 hours
Unveiling the secrets of the Milky Way galaxy
PHYS.ORG A multinational team of astronomers involving the University of Adelaide has catalogued over 70 sources of very high energy gamma rays, including 16 previously undiscovered ones, in a survey of the Milky... 22 hours
Lagoon Nebula Dazzles in Hubble Telescope's 28th-Birthday Photos
SPACE.COM The iconic Hubble Space Telescope is about to turn 28 years old, and a batch of gorgeous new imagery helps mark the occasion. 23 hours
Why This New Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Blows Kepler Out of the Water
SPACE.COM TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth. 1 day
Hubble delivers dazzling Lagoon Nebula for 28th anniversary - CNET
CNET NASA and the European Space Agency celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope with a look at the dreamlike Lagoon Nebula. 2 days
Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earth-like exoplanets closer to home
Science Magazine Newly launched telescope lays the groundwork in search for alien life 2 days
Hubble's 28 years marked by shot of wild stellar nursery
ABC NEWS NASA marks Hubble Space Telescope's 28th launch anniversary with peek into a wild stellar nursery 2 days
Two Hubble views of the same stellar nursery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO These NASA Hubble Space Telescope images compare two diverse views of the roiling heart of a vast stellar nursery, known as the Lagoon Nebula. The images, one taken in visible and the... 2 days
Where is the universe's missing matter?
PHYS.ORG Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find 'missing' matter thought to reside there, but have come up empty-handed – so where is it? 2 days
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Updated: NASA’s new satellite brings the search for Earthlike exoplanets closer to home
Science Magazine Newly launched telescope lays the groundwork in search for alien life 2 days
Why This New Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope Blows Kepler Out of the Water
LIVE SCIENCE TESS will have the ultimate view of the night sky from a perfect orbit around Earth. 2 days
NASA’s TESS spacecraft launches to begin its exoplanet search
SCIENCE-NEWS After reaching its orbit in about two months, the telescope will start scanning nearby stars telltale dips in light that signal a passing planet. 2 days
SpaceX rocket launched from Florida carrying NASA planet-hunting telescope
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off on Wednesday on SpaceX's first high-priority science... 2 days
SpaceX brings NASA’s TESS to space and successfully lands its Falcon 9 rocket
TechCrunch SpaceX successfully brought NASA's new exoplanet-hunting telescope to high Earth orbit, from which, after one more burn, the satellite will be deployed.... 2 days
Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s new planet-hunting satellite here
TechCrunch It's almost time for SpaceX to launch NASA's TESS, a space telescope that will search for exoplants more across nearly the entire night sky. The launch has been delayed more than once... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH One of the most fundamental predictions of Einstein's theory of relativity is the existence of black holes. In spite of the recent detection of... 2 days
ucsb physicists team up with caltech astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world UCSB Physicists Team Up with Caltech Astronomers to Commission the Most Advanced Camera in the World
ASTRO WATCH Somewhere in the vastness... 3 days
In Florida, all systems go for SpaceX's launch of space telescope
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - SpaceX said all systems and weather were "go" for... 3 days
340,000 stars' DNA interrogated in search for sun's lost siblings
SCIENCE DAILY VIDEO Astronomers have revealed the 'DNA' of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the siblings of the sun, now scattered across the... 3 days
where is the universe s missing matter Where is the Universe’s missing matter?
ESA Astronomers using ESA’s XMM-Newton space observatory have probed the gas-filled haloes around galaxies in a quest to find ‘missing’ matter thought to reside there,... 3 days
350,000 stars' DNA interrogated in search for sun's lost siblings
PHYS.ORG An Australian-led group of astronomers working with European collaborators has revealed the "DNA" of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way, which should help them find the... 3 days
A City-Size 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
SPACE.COM A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector. 4 days
Hello DARKNESS: Physicists team up with astronomers to commission the most advanced camera in the world
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in the vastness of the universe another habitable planet likely exists. And it may not... 4 days
Rocket-control glitch delays launch of NASA's planet-hunting satellite
REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a... 4 days
Wormholes Could Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes
LIVE SCIENCE Wormholes could leave a signature smooshed shadow that future telescopes could detect. 5 days
Goodbye, Kepler, Hello TESS: Passing the Baton in the Search for Distant Planets
SPACE.COM For centuries, human beings have wondered about the possibility of other Earths orbiting distant stars. Perhaps some of these alien worlds would... 5 days
An astrophysicist is unlocking the secrets to dark matter
SCIENCE DAILY New research examines an interesting light source that was captured by four different telescopes each pointing in a different direction in the sky. 5 days
'Tunguska'-Size Asteroid Makes Surprise Flyby of Earth
SPACE.COM An asteroid similar in size to one that exploded over 100 years ago in Russia's Tunguska region in Siberia gave Earth a close shave on Sunday (April 15), just one day after it was... 5 days
A City-Size 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
LIVE SCIENCE A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector. 5 days
Wormholes Cast Weird Shadows That Could Be Seen by Telescopes
LIVE SCIENCE Wormholes could leave a signature smooshed shadow that future telescopes could detect. 5 days
football field sized asteroid makes a surprising close approach to earth Football Field-Sized Asteroid Makes a Surprising Close Approach to Earth
ASTRO WATCH An asteroid estimated to be even 110 meters wide, made a surprising fly-by of Earth on... 5 days
A City-Sized 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
SPACE.COM A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector. 5 days
Japanese astronomers discover gas giant planets orbiting evolved stars
PHYS.ORG Using radial velocity method a group of Japanese astronomers has found that two evolved stars, namely 24 Booties and Gamma Librae, are orbited by gas giant planets. They discovered that... 5 days
Hubble Views Distant and Massive Galaxy Cluster
SCI-NEWS.COM A new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows PSZ2 G138.61-10.84, a colossal galaxy cluster located approximately 6 billion light-years away... 5 days
A City-Sized 'Telescope' Could Watch Space-Time Ripple 1 Million Times a Year
LIVE SCIENCE A gravitational wave detector that's 2.5 miles long isn't cool. You know what's cool? A 25-mile-long gravitational wave detector. 6 days
NASA’s planet-hunting TESS telescope launches Monday aboard a SpaceX rocket
TechCrunch Some of the most exciting space news of the past few years has been about Earth-like exoplanets that could one day (or perhaps already do) support life. TESS,... 6 days
tmt board defers decision on thirty meter telescope site TMT Board Defers Decision on Thirty Meter Telescope Site
ASTRO WATCH The TMT International Observatory (TIO) Board of Governors at its meeting this week deferred a decision on whether... 7 days
How NASA's Planet-Hunting TESS Telescope Will Find Habitable Worlds
SPACE.COM NASA's next planet-hunting telescope will swing between different parts of the sky, searching for worlds that could be habitable. 7 days
Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope
PHYS.ORG A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope has been delayed. 1 week
Hawaii board delays decision on location for giant telescope
ABC NEWS A key decision on where to place a $1.4 billion giant telescope in Hawaii has been delayed 1 week
Short-Period Double Stars Can Eject Their Planets, Study Suggests
SCI-NEWS.COM So-called circumbinary planets — those planets that orbit around a binary star, like the fictional Tatooine from the... 1 week
SpaceX Rocket Is Ready to Launch NASA's Next Planet-Hunting Telescope
SPACE.COM SpaceX is gearing up to launch NASA's next big exoplanet hunter on Monday (April 16), with a successful test-fire of its Falcon 9 rocket under its belt. 1 week
Hubble catches a colossal cluster
PHYS.ORG This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a massive galaxy cluster glowing brightly in the darkness. Despite its beauty, this cluster bears the distinctly unpoetic name of PLCK G308.3-20.2. 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Planets orbiting “short-period” binary stars, or stars locked in close orbital embrace, can be ejected off into space... 1 week
Skywatching in Spring 2018: Celestial Events Caught on Camera
SPACE.COM See photos of planetary conjunctions and other astronomical events captured by amateur astronomer and astrophotographer Victor Rogus in March and April of 2018. 1 week
nasa s newest spacecraft will scour the galaxy for undiscovered planets NASA’s newest spacecraft will scour the galaxy for undiscovered planets
THE VERGE Next week, NASA is launching its new exoplanet hunter: a satellite that will stare out at... 1 week
An amazingly wide variety of planet-forming disks
PHYS.ORG With an instrument at the Very Large Telescope in Chile scientists of ETH Zurich observed planet-forming disks around young stars similar to the sun 4,5 billion years ago. Surprisingly, the disks are very different.... 1 week
Radio telescope records a rare 'glitch' in a pulsar's regular pulsing beat
PHYS.ORG Pulsars are rapidly rotating neutron stars and sometimes they abruptly increase their rotation rate. This sudden change of spin rate is called a "glitch" and I... 1 week
zoo of potentially planet forming discs around new stars captured by telescope 'Zoo' of potentially planet-forming discs around new stars captured by telescope
CBC It's almost like looking at a baby picture. The European Southern Observatory has photographed... 1 week
ESO’s SPHERE Instrument Sees Weird and Wonderful Dusty Disks around Young Stars
SCI-NEWS.COM A series of images from the Spectro-Polarimetric High-contrast Exoplanet Research (SPHERE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile shows dusty disks of various shapes... 1 week
sphere reveals fascinating zoo of discs around young stars SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars
ASTRO WATCH New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby... 1 week
Huge Solar 'Tornadoes' Don't Spin After All, Study Shows
SPACE.COM Giant plasma "tornadoes" raging across the surface of the sun don't actually spin like astronomers once thought, new research shows. 1 week
Fascinating zoo of discs discovered around young stars
SCIENCE DAILY New images from the SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope are revealing the dusty discs surrounding nearby young stars in greater detail than previously achieved. They show a bizarre variety of... 1 week
SPHERE reveals fascinating zoo of discs around young stars
PHYS.ORG The SPHERE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile allows astronomers to suppress the brilliant light of nearby stars in order to obtain a better view of the... 1 week
outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor Outback Radio Telescope Listens in on Interstellar Visitor
ASTRO WATCH A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar... 1 week
On This Day In Space! April 11, 1960: 'Project Ozma' Begins Search for Alien Life
SPACE.COM On April 11, 1960, astronomers began the first scientific experiment that would search for extraterrestrial life. See how... 1 week
A cosmic gorilla effect could blind the detection of aliens
PHYS.ORG A well-known experiment with young people bouncing a ball showed that observers focusing on counting the passes failed to detect a man in a gorilla suit crossing the... 1 week
If 'Oumuamua Is an Alien Spacecraft, It's Keeping Quiet So Far
SPACE.COM Are there intelligent aliens living on the cigar-shaped, interstellar object that's zooming through our solar system? To find out, astronomers in Western Australia used the Murchison... 1 week
Air Force Wants Help to Operate and Maintain Space Surveillance Telescopes
SPACE.COM Three sites provide nearly complete coverage of the Earth's geosynchronous orbital belt and deliver nearly 80 percent of all geosynchronous observations. 2 weeks
If 'Oumuamua Is an Alien Spacecraft, It’s Keeping Quiet So Far
LIVE SCIENCE Are there intelligent aliens living on the cigar-shaped, interstellar object that's zooming through our solar system? To find out, astronomers in Western Australia used the Murchison... 2 weeks
Radio Astronomers Check Interstellar Asteroid Oumuamua for FM Band Signals
SCI-NEWS.COM A highly-elongated metallic or rocky object — known as 1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua — came from another... 2 weeks
the largest catalog ever published of very high energy gamma ray sources in the galaxy The Largest Catalog Ever Published of Very High Energy Gamma Ray Sources in the Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH The HESS international collaboration, to which... 2 weeks
Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor
SCIENCE DAILY A telescope in outback Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. When 'Oumuamua was first discovered, astronomers thought it was... 2 weeks
Newly discovered supernova remnants only reveal themselves at the highest gamma-ray energies
PHYS.ORG The H.E.S.S. telescopes have surveyed the Milky Way for the past 15 years searching for sources of gamma radiation. The H.E.S.S. collaboration includes scientists... 2 weeks
Four new 'hot Jupiter' exoplanets discovered
PHYS.ORG Four new "hot Jupiter" extrasolar planets have been detected as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are generally similar in size, but vary widely in mass. The... 2 weeks
Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A telescope in outback Western Australia has been used to listen to a mysterious cigar-shaped object that entered our Solar System late last year. 2 weeks
About 17,000 Big Near-Earth Asteroids Remain Undetected: How NASA Could Spot Them
SPACE.COM To date, astronomers have detected just one-third of the near-Earth asteroids big enough to obliterate an entire state. But a dedicated asteroid-hunting space mission... 2 weeks
Hubble Telescope Discovers a Light-Bending 'Einstein Ring' in Space
SPACE.COM The perfect circle surrounding a galaxy cluster in a new Hubble Space Telescope image is a visual indicator of the huge masses that are bending time and space in that... 2 weeks
This Newfound Stellar Remnant Is the First of Its Kind: Why It's So Special
SPACE.COM The strands of gas and dust left behind from a 2,000-year-old supernova shine in spring colors like lilac and rose-red... 2 weeks
The largest catalog ever published of very high energy gamma ray sources in the galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have published the results of 15 years of gamma ray observations of the Milky Way. Its telescopes... 2 weeks
Goodbye Kepler, hello TESS—passing the baton in the search for distant planets
PHYS.ORG For centuries, human beings have wondered about the possibility of other Earths orbiting distant stars. Perhaps some of these alien worlds would harbor strange... 2 weeks
The largest catalog ever published of very high-energy gamma ray sources in the Galaxy
PHYS.ORG The HESS international collaboration, to which CNRS and CEA contribute, has published the results of fifteen years of gamma ray... 2 weeks
Planet orbiting a brown dwarf or a brown dwarf binary? Astronomers use cosmic lens to find new substellar system
PHYS.ORG Using gravitational microlensing technique, an international group of astronomers has... 2 weeks
Image: Hubble finds an Einstein ring
PHYS.ORG This image is packed full of galaxies! A keen eye can spot exquisite elliptical galaxies and spectacular spirals, seen at various orientations: edge-on with the plane of the galaxy visible, face-on to show off magnificent spiral... 2 weeks
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Massive Galaxy Cluster
SCI-NEWS.COM This spectacular view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant Universe to reveal a massive galaxy cluster called PLCK... 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers are back in the dark about what dark matter might be, after new observations showed the mysterious substance may... 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH Turbulent processes in galaxies generate vast magnetic fields – which often present a regular structure on... 2 weeks
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ASTRO WATCH An article published April 6 in... 2 weeks
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SPACE NEWS The Air Force Space Command last week posted a “sources sought” notice for the... 2 weeks
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Two Hubble views of the same stellar nursery
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340,000 stars' DNA interrogated in search for sun's lost siblings
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Outback radio telescope listens in on interstellar visitor
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