Deep Space
‘Teacup’ Quasar Causes Galactic Storms  SCI-NEWS.COM · 19 hours
SDSS J143029.88+133912.0, nicknamed the ‘Teacup’ because of its shape, is a quasar located about 1.1 billion light-years away. The power source of the quasar is a... more
A new Einstein cross is discovered  PHYS.ORG · 20 hours
This study, which has combined images from the Hubble Space Telescope with spectroscopic observations from the GTC, has confirmed the existence of a new example of a gravitational lens, a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein's theory... more
OneWeb raises $1.25 billion from returning investors  SPACE NEWS · 21 hours
Less than a month after the launch of its first six satellites, OneWeb closed a new $1.25 billion financing round to further... more
Bright X-ray galactic nuclei  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
All massive galaxies are believed to host supermassive black holes (SMBH) at their centers that grow by accreting mass from their environment. The current picture also imagines that the black holes grow in size as their host galaxy evolves, perhaps... more
Hubble Looks at Giant Elliptical Galaxy Messier 49  SCI-NEWS.COM · 23 hours
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of an elliptical galaxy called Messier 49. Unlike spiral galaxies,... more
ESO’s Cosmic Gems Program Captures the Cosmic Bat’s Dusty Clouds  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading... more
Physicists Reverse Time Using Quantum Computer  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a... more
Aliens Might Shoot Lasers at Black Holes to Travel the Galaxy  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
We don't know if aliens exist. But if they did, it'd be cool if they got around using lasers and black holes. more
VLT Captures Most Detailed Image Ever Seen of NGC 1788  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has captured a stunning new photo of NGC 1788, a reflection... more
SDSS J1430+1339: Storm rages in cosmic teacup  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Fancy a cup of cosmic tea? This one isn't as calming as the ones on Earth. In a galaxy hosting a structure nicknamed the "Teacup," a galactic storm is raging. more
New 3-D map will help solve long-standing cosmic mysteries  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study led by ANU has created a 3D map of the magnetic field in a small wedge of the Milky Way galaxy, paving the way for future discoveries... more
A cosmic bat in flight  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space 2,000 light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core -- despite... more
ESO's Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat's dusty clouds  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space two thousand light-years away. It is... more
Eighty-Three Quasars Spotted in Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope have discovered 83 quasars in the distant Universe, from a time when the Universe was less than 10% of... more
Using black holes to conquer space: The halo drive  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The idea of traveling to another star system has been the dream of people long before the first rockets and astronauts were sent to space. But despite all the progress... more
Gorgeous Hubble Photo Gives Glimpse of Milky Way's Fate  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
A new image from the venerable Hubble Space Telescope shows what happens when two galaxies collide — an experience our own Milky Way will have in a few billion years. more
Oumuamua is Interstellar Comet with Odd Properties, Astronomers Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
‘Oumuamua, a recently discovered object of extrasolar origin, is a comet that rocks, according to a new study... more
Researchers confirm massive hyper-runaway star ejected from the Milky Way Disk  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A fast-moving star may have been ejected from the Milky Way's stellar disk by a cluster of young stars, according to researchers from the University of... more
Physicists reverse time using quantum computer  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology teamed up with colleagues from the U.S. and Switzerland and returned the state of a quantum computer a fraction of a second into the past. They also... more
Audacy and Iceye explore cooperation  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Audacy, a space communications startup, announced a memorandum of understanding March 11 with Iceye, a Finnish radar satellite startup, to explore how Audacy’s planned inter-satellite data... more
Spire to host payloads for defense contractor  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Spire Global announced March 11 that it has signed a deal to host reconnaissance payloads from a defense contractor on its cubesat... more
Hubble's dazzling display of 2 colliding galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies first discovered in 1784. A long time ago gravity drew the two galaxies together into... more
ISRO to Get Help for Gaganyaan Project From France  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Experts from ISRO will start receiving training for the 'Gaganyaan' project at the Toulouse Space Centre in France... more
Hubble's dazzling display of two colliding galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Located in the constellation of Hercules, about 230 million light-years away, NGC 6052 is a pair of colliding galaxies. They were first discovered in 1784 by William Herschel and were originally classified as a... more
What does the Milky Way weigh? Hubble and Gaia investigate  nanowerk · 2 weeks
We can't put the whole Milky Way on a scale, but astronomers have been able to come up with one of the most accurate measurements yet of our... more
'Goldilocks' stars may be 'just right' for finding habitable worlds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists looking for signs of life beyond our solar system face major challenges, one of which is that there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy... more
Hubble and Gaia accurately weigh the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In a striking example of multi-mission astronomy, measurements from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the ESA Gaia mission have been combined to improve the estimate of the mass of our home... more
Weighing the Milky Way  ESA · 2 weeks
Measurements from Hubble and Gaia improve our estimate of the mass of our Galaxy: 1.5 trillion solar masses more
Why extinct species seem to be returning from the dead  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Like something out of a zombie movie, species that were once thought extinct seem to be rising from the dead. Between February 21 and March 4 2019, three... more
Canada’s long-awaited space strategy emphasizes AI, EO and deep-space robotics  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The Canadian government will also try to cut the regulatory red tape the space industry has... more
How a Distant Alien World Was Saved from an Interstellar Exile  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A distant alien world that was potentially on its way into exile in interstellar space was rescued by the gravitational pull of a passing pair of... more
SOFIA Observes Galactic Superwind in Messier 82  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have discovered that the galactic wind flowing from the center of Messier 82... more
SwRI-developed satellites enter second phase of operations  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA has extended the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission for an additional year and a half. The constellation of microsatellites designed and built at Southwest Research Institute has made history over the... more
Galactic wind provides clues to evolution of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The Cigar Galaxy (also known as M82) is famous for its extraordinary speed in making new stars, with stars being born 10 times faster than in the Milky Way. Now, data from... more
Physicists analyze rotational dynamics of galaxies and influence of the photon mass  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The rotation of stars in galaxies such as our Milky Way is puzzling. The orbital speeds of stars should decrease with their distance from... more
Spire seeks to expand business with Pentagon  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Spire, the company that operates a constellation of cubesats that collects a variety of radiofrequency data, is hiring a former Marine to... more
Ultracold atoms could provide 2-D window to exotic 1-D physics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Rice University physicists Matthew Foster and Seth Davis want to view a vexing quantum puzzle from an entirely new perspective. They just need the right vantage point and... more
Hidden ancient neutrinos may shape the patterns of galaxies  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
The gravitational pull of subatomic particles born in the universe’s first second seem to influence how galaxies cluster into rings. more
Discovery of many new ultra-diffuse galaxies in galaxy clusters  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In preparation for the new multi-object survey spectrograph, WEAVE, on the 4.2m William Herschel Telescope, the astronomical community is working on deep imaging surveys to identify the astronomical objects that... more
Neutrinos Entangled in the Cosmic Web May Change the Structure of the Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The neutrinos enmeshed in the vast cosmic web could provide a glimpse of the earliest observable moment after the Big Bang. more
Spectacular Galaxy Collision Captured by Hubble: NGC 6052  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A stunning new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures an ongoing cosmic collision between two disk galaxies. NGC... more
Help shape ESA’s space science programme  ESA · 2 weeks
How did our Milky Way galaxy form? How do black holes grow? What is the origin of our Solar System? Are there other worlds... more
Hiding Black Hole Found  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black... more
Arianespace Successfully Performs the First of 21 Launches for the OneWeb Constellation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Arianespace’s second launch of the year - took place on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:37 p.m., (Kourou time) from the Guiana Space Center (CSG),... more
Hiding black hole found  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate-mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in the galaxy. These results provide a new... more
Astronomers Find Anemic Ultra-Diffuse Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Ultra-diffuse galaxies are a relatively new class of galaxies that were first discovered in 2015. They are as large as our Milky Way but have between... more
Hiding black hole found  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in our Galaxy. These results provide a... more
Why Do Some Galactic Unions Lead to Doom?  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though the galaxies... more
Hiding black hole found  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud. This intermediate mass black hole is one of over 100 million quiet black holes expected to be lurking in our Galaxy. more
Leading NASA Astronaut Joins Myriota  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Former Space Shuttle commander Pamela Melroy has joined the board of Australian satellite communications company Myriota as it moves towards its goal of creating a constellation... more
Why do some galactic unions lead to doom?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Three images from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Though the galaxies appear separate now, gravity is pulling them together, and soon they will... more
Anemic galaxy reveals deficiencies in ultra-diffuse galaxy formation theory  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers have discovered a bizarre, solitary ultra-diffuse galaxy (UDG). This transparent, ghost-like galaxy, named DGSAT I, contradicts the current theory on the formation of UDGs. All previously... more
3 explanations for ‘Oumuamua that aren’t alien spaceships  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Astronomers are coming up with some creative ideas to explain the weird behavior of the first known interstellar object. more
Iceye expands staff to prepare for constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Iceye, the Earth observation startup based in Helsinki, has hired two vice presidents to help customers gain access to imagery from its... more
Anemic galaxy reveals deficiencies in ultra-diffuse galaxy formation theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers led by the University of California Observatories (UCO) have studied in great detail a galaxy so faint and in such pristine condition it has acted as... more
WFIRST Could Find More than 1,000 Alien Worlds  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope... more
Image: What remains of the stars  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This swirling palette of colours portrays the life cycle of stars in a spiral galaxy known as NGC 300. more
Neutrinos seen in the clustering of galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In early times, the universe was an energetic mix of strongly interacting particles. The first particles to break free from this dense soup were neutrinos, the lightest and most weakly interacting particles of the... more
Past and Future Generations of Stars in NGC 300  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
This swirling palette of colors portrays the life cycle of stars in a spiral galaxy known as NGC... more
What remains of stars  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: In this view of galaxy NGC 300, ESA’s XMM-Newton reveals the glow from remnants of past stellar generations more
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's... more
New NASA mission could find more than 1,000 planets  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A NASA telescope that will give humans the largest, deepest, clearest picture of the universe since the Hubble Space Telescope could find as many as 1,400 new planets outside Earth's... more
What remains of the stars  ESA · 3 weeks
Space Science Image of the Week: In this view of galaxy NGC 300, ESA’s XMM-Newton reveals the glow from remnants of past stellar generations more
Hubble Observes ‘Intergalactic Wanderer’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed the massive, luminous globular cluster NGC 2419, also known as the ‘Intergalactic Wanderer.’ Globular clusters are densely packed, spherical... more
Simultaneous X-ray and infrared observations of the galactic center  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The supermassive black hole (SMBH) at the center of our Milky Way galaxy, Sagittarius A*, is by far the closest such object to us, only about 25 thousand light-years away.... more
Russia to Use Federation Spacecraft for Deep Space Flights, Says Roscosmos Chief  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Russia’s promising Federation spacecraft that will be renamed will be used for flights to the Moon and deep space flights, Head of State Space... more
In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two... more
SOFIA Uncovers Clues to the Evolution of Universe and Search for Life  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
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
NASA Set to Demonstrate X-ray Communications in Space  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this... more
Our Atmosphere Is So Big It Tickles the Moon  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 weeks
The wispy outermost layer of Earth's atmosphere extend much deeper into space than scientists realized -- deep enough that the moon orbits through it. more
In colliding galaxies, a pipsqueak shines bright  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
NASA set to demonstrate X-ray communications in space  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new experimental type of deep space communications technology is scheduled to be demonstrated on the International Space Station this spring. more
Astronomers publish sky map of thousands of newly discovered galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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
Hundreds of thousands of new galaxies  nanowerk · 4 weeks
A new survey reveals hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies, shedding new light on many research areas including the physics of black holes and how clusters of galaxies evolve. more
Astrophysicists May Have Found Universe’s ‘Missing Mass’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
About a third of the normal matter — meaning hydrogen, helium and other elements — created shortly after the Big Bang is... more
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