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Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet  ASTRO WATCH · 53 minutes
The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple... more
LEO constellation operators OneWeb, Iridium announce collaboration  SPACE NEWS · 2 hours
Iridium and OneWeb, two companies pursuing different types of telecommunications businesses from low Earth orbit, said Sept. 17 that they would work... more
Astronomers Observe Interstellar Comet C/2019 Q4  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Using several ground-based telescopes on La Palma and Hawaii, astronomers have observed C/2019 Q4, the first-known interstellar comet and the second-known interstellar object identified... more
The stellar nurseries of distant galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Star clusters are formed by the condensation of molecular clouds, masses of cold, dense gas that are found in every galaxy. The physical properties of these clouds in our own galaxy and nearby galaxies have been... more
Gold nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise  nanowerk · 1 day
Researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that 'see' heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people, buildings... more
Nanoantennas help detectors see more heat, less noise  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Sandia National Laboratories researchers have developed tiny, gold antennas to help cameras and sensors that "see" heat deliver clearer pictures of thermal infrared radiation for everything from stars and galaxies to people,... more
The visible spectrum of C/2019 Q4 (Borisov), the first confirmed interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Shortly before dawn on September 13th, Julia de León, Miquel Serra-Ricart, Javier Licandro, all members of IAC's solar system Group, and Carlos Raúl de... more
Researchers study young stellar objects population in NGC 6822  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Using NASA's Spitzer spacecraft, astronomers have conducted a comprehensive study of massive young stellar objects (YSOs) in the metal-poor galaxy NGC 6822. The research, detailed in a paper published September... more
The galaxy cluster Abell 959  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Most galaxies lie in clusters containing from a few to thousands of objects. Our Milky Way, for example, belongs to the Local Group, a cluster of about fifty galaxies whose other large member is the Andromeda galaxy about... more
C/2019 Q4: Second Interstellar Object Spotted in Our Solar System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 day
Astronomers have spotted what they believe is the second object of interstellar origin ever observed in... more
Giant Balloon-like Structures Discovered at Center of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever... more
Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. The image of the newly discovered object, denoted C/2019 Q4 (Borisov),... more
Astronomers Chart 3D Structure of Magellanic Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Using data from the VISTA Magellanic Clouds (VMC) Survey, astronomers have explored the morphology of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, which... more
VISTA unveils a new image of the Large Magellanic Cloud  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The Large Magellanic Cloud, or LMC, is one of our nearest galactic neighbors, at only 163,000 light years from Earth. With its sibling the Small Magellanic Cloud, these... more
Kepler reviews plan for constellation architecture  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Kepler Communications is reviewing the architecture for its internet-of-things constellation in response to SpaceX’s plan to revise the architecture of its Starlink constellation. SpaceNews.com more
Image: Hubble glimpses faint galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, focuses on an object named UGC 695, which is located 30 million light-years away within the constellation Cetus (the Sea Monster), also known as the Whale. A bounty of... more
2nd-Known Interstellar Visitor May Have Breezed Through Our Solar System  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
A bright speck in the night sky may be the second known object to hurtle through our solar system after leaving another. more
Newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The object—designated C/2019 Q4 (Borisov) - was discovered on Aug. 30, 2019,... more
Newfound comet likely an 'interstellar visitor,' scientists say  REUTERS · 5 days
A newly discovered comet hurtling toward the orbit of Mars has scientists scurrying to confirm whether it came from outside... more
Newly discovered comet is likely interstellar visitor  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A newly discovered comet has excited the astronomical community this week because it appears to have originated from outside the solar system. The official confirmation that comet C/2019 Q4 is an interstellar comet has... more
Astronomers Detect Giant Radio Bubbles in Milky Way’s Center  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using the MeerKAT telescope at the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory have spotted a pair of enormous... more
Interstellar 2.0  ESA · 5 days
Astronomers have spotted an object that looks likely to be a very rare visitor from outside our Solar System. If confirmed, this unusual body would be only the second interstellar object ever... more
Unexpected periodic flares may shed light on black hole accretion  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
ESA's X-ray space telescope XMM-Newton has detected never-before-seen periodic flares of X-ray radiation coming from a distant galaxy that could help explain some enigmatic behaviours of active black... more
Iceye releases stereo images from satellites launched in July  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Iceye released the first images Sept. 12 from its new synthetic aperture radar satellites launched in July and... more
Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal, and researchers don't know why. 'We... more
Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier  nanowerk · 6 days
The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal, and researchers don't know why. more
Black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be getting hungrier  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and... more
Towering balloon-like features discovered near center of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Astronomers have discovered one of the largest features ever observed in the center of the Milky Way: a pair of enormous radio-emitting bubbles that tower hundreds of light-years above and... more
Giant balloon-like structures discovered at center of Milky Way  nanowerk · 6 days
An international team of astronomers has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall,... more
Towering balloon-like structures discovered near center of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of... more
Is Interstellar Travel Really Possible?  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
There's no law of physics that outright forbids interstellar travel. But that doesn't necessarily make it easy, and it certainly doesn't mean we'll achieve it in our lifetimes, let alone this century. more
The answer to life, the universe, and everything  MIT · 1 week
Mathematics researcher Drew Sutherland helps solve decades-old sum-of-three-cubes puzzle, with help from "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." more
Astronomers investigate an unusual massive gas-rich galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Russian astronomers have observed UGC 1378—an unusual, massive gas-rich galaxy with extended gaseous and low-surface brightness stellar discs. Results of the new research, presented in a paper published August 29, provide more insights into... more
SpaceX to launch SES’s O3b mPower constellation on two Falcon 9 rockets  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
SpaceX received a contract to launch the first seven O3b mPower satellites using Falcon 9 rockets, the companies announced Sept. 9.  SpaceNews.com more
Deepest optical image of first neutron star merger  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Astronomers have painstakingly constructed the afterglow of GW170817, the historic neutron star merger captured in 2017, using images from the Hubble Space Telescope. more
Image: Hubble spots a swarm of stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dwarf galaxy named UGC 685. Such galaxies are small and contain just a tiny fraction of the number of stars in a galaxy like... more
New high-mass gamma-ray binary discovered  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
An international team of astronomers has detected a new high-mass gamma-ray binary (HMGB) in the Milky Way galaxy. The newly found HMGB, designated 4FGL J1405.1-6119, is one of only a handful of such objects discovered to date. The... more
Hubble Observes Isolated Dwarf Galaxy UGC 695  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful picture of a galaxy called UGC 695. UGC 695 is an isolated, gas-rich... more
The 'Fireworks Galaxy' Is Exploding in X-Ray Light, and Scientists Are Confused  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Scientists spotted a mysterious blast of intense X-ray light flashing out of the distant Fireworks galaxy, and it's no mere supernova. more
Space Dragons: Researchers Observe Energy Consumption in Quasars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Quasars are the Universe's brightest beacons; shining with magnitudes more luminosity than entire galaxies and the stars they contain. In... more
Spitzer Snaps Beautiful Image of Messier 81  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA has released a stunning infrared image snapped by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope of the spiral galaxy Messier 81. Messier 81 was... more
NASA satellite spots a mystery that's gone in a flash  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Pops of bright blue and green in this image of the Fireworks galaxy (NGC 6946) show the locations of extremely bright sources of X-ray light captured by NASA's... more
Space dragons: Researchers observe energy consumption in quasars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Quasars are the universe's brightest beacons; shining with magnitudes more luminosity than entire galaxies and the stars they contain. In the center of this light, at the heart of a quasar, researchers... more
Fleet raises $7.35 million to expand Internet of Things constellation  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Australian startup Fleet Space Technologies announced Sept. 4 it has raised more than $7 million to... more
Astrocast raises $9.2 million, grows target IoT constellation size to 80 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Astrocast has raised an additional 9 million Swiss francs ($9.2 million) to help build and deploy a larger constellation of Internet of Things satellites... more
Astronomers Observe ‘Stellar Feedback’ in Spiral Galaxy Messier 95  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the Multi Unit... more
Image: Hubble views star nearing its end  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 5307, a planetary nebula that lies about 10,000 light-years from Earth. It can be seen in the constellation Centaurus (the Centaur), which can be... more
Hubble Images Dwarf Galaxy UGC 685  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a dwarf irregular galaxy named UGC 685. UGC 685 lies at a... more
Busy Older Stars Outpace Stellar Youngsters, New Study Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in... more
NASA's Tiny New Atomic Clock Could Let Spacecraft Drive Themselves in Deep Space  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
NASA has switched on a new, super-precise, space-based atomic clock that the agency hopes will one day form the backbone of a... more
Track our spacecraft  ESA · 3 weeks
For the first time ever, you can follow ESA's fleet of spacecraft in Earth orbit and traversing deep space, using real-time data from the Agency's global network of tracking antennas.... more
Deep Space Antenna 1  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Deep Space Antenna 1 is ESA's first 35-m deep dish, staring out to space to communicate with missions far from home. more
Astrophysicists Link Brightening of Pulsar Wind Nebula to Pulsar Spin-down Rate Transition  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate... more
Monstrous ‘Kilonova’ Explosions May Be Showering a Nearby Galaxy in Gold  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
The universe's most massive objects are crashing into each other, and they're leaving a rain of gold and platinum behind them. more
What are we looking at?  ESA · 3 weeks
Every moment, conversations are taking place between antennas across the globe and missions exploring our planet, Solar System and deep space. So, what is ESA's 35-m... more
By continuously watching the moon, we could detect interstellar meteorites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When "Oumuamua crossed Earth's orbit on October 19th, 2017, it became the first interstellar object ever to be observed by humans. These and subsequent observations, rather than dispelling... more
Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in and out of the disk of the Milky Way, according to a new analysis. more
Busy older stars outpace stellar youngsters, new study shows  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in and out of the disk of the Milky Way, according to new... more
'Green peas' provide clues to the early days of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It is probable that primordial galaxies triggered the period in the history of the universe known as "cosmic reionization." The Geneva-based astronomer Anne Verhamme has succeeded... more
'Green peas' provide clues to the early days of the universe  nanowerk · 3 weeks
It is probable that primordial galaxies triggered the period in the history of the universe known as 'cosmic reionisation'. Astronomers have succeeded in demonstrating this by... more
Storms on Jupiter Are Disturbing the Planet’s Colorful Belts  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances... more
NASA activates Deep Space Atomic Clock  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An atomic clock that could pave the way for autonomous deep space travel was successfully activated last week and is ready to begin its year-long tech demo, the mission team confirmed on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.... more
Astrophysicists link brightening of pulsar wind nebula to pulsar spin-down rate transition  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate... more
Mrk 1498 hosts a young and obscured AGN, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers has found that the giant radio galaxy (GRG) Mrk 1498 has a more complex nuclear structure than previously thought. By analyzing multi-wavelength observations... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 5307  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacular image of a planetary nebula called NGC 5307. NGC 5307 is located 10,551 light-years from... more
Image: Hubble captures dynamic dying star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This atmospheric image taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a dark, gloomy scene in the constellation of Gemini (the Twins). The subject of this image confused astronomers when it was first studied—rather than being... more
Image: X-raying a galaxy's stellar remnants  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This colourful spread of light specks is in fact a record of extremely powerful phenomena taking place in a galaxy known as Messier 83, or M83. Located some 15 million light-years away, M83 is a barred... more
X-ray kaleidoscope  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: Stellar remnants in the Messier 83 galaxy put on a spectacular light show observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton more
Astronomers Peer Deep into Turbulent Atmosphere of Jupiter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
An international team of astronomers has managed to peer deep into the Jovian atmosphere using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array... more
Physicists Determine Maximum Possible Mass for Lightest Neutrino  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Using data from the large scale structure of galaxies, the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), Type Ia supernovae, and Big Bang... more
Q&A: Scientist models exoplanet's atmosphere  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
Images from the surface of asteroid Ryugu show rocks similar to carbonaceous chondrite meteorites  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu is a 900-m-diameter dark object expected to contain primordial material from the solar nebula. The... more
New Type of Supernova Totally Annihilates Its Parent Star  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova... more
Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them. more
Optus partners with smallsat startup Myriota on Australian IoT service  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Australia’s largest satellite operator Optus said Aug. 19 it will jointly pursue business connecting sensors and... more
Stardust in the Antarctic snow  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The rare isotope iron-60 is created in massive stellar explosions. Only a very small amount of this isotope reaches the earth from distant stars. Now, a research team has discovered iron-60 in Antarctic snow for the first time.... more
Scientists Find Interstellar Iron in Antarctic Snow  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A team of researchers from Germany, Austria and Australia has found traces of the radioactive isotope iron-60 — the tell-tale signature of... more
New planet discovered in orbit of young Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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 weeks
These jets of matter act like snowplows that shove gas around inside galaxies. And for the first time astronomers have spotted it happening. more
Hubble Spots Bipolar Planetary Nebula  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
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
Spotting merging galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Over 30 years ago, the Infrared Astronomy Satellite discovered that the universe contained many extremely luminous galaxies, some more than a thousand times brighter than our own Milky Way, but which are practically invisible at optical wavelengths. These galaxies are... more
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