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ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The... more
Scientists use the Milky Way to hunt for dark matter  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Scientists studying a mysterious signal from far-off galaxies didn't find dark matter as they'd hoped. But the inventive new technique they used to detect this strange signal, which... more
The dark matter interpretation of the 3.5-keV line is inconsistent with blank-sky observations  Science Magazine · 3 days
Observations of nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters have reported an unexpected x-ray emission line around 3.5 kilo–electron volts (keV). Proposals to explain... more
Astronomers Map Out Three Nearby Molecular Clouds  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
Astronomers using the Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope in Japan have carried out mapping observations toward three nearby molecular clouds: Orion A, Aquila Rift,... more
Distant 'quasar tsunamis' are ripping their own galaxies apart  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The winds and radiation blowing out of quasars — the most energetic objects in the universe — can kill star formation galaxy-wide, new research shows. more
Searching for the first stars and galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astrophysicists, telescopes, supercomputers, and software engineers have joined forces to search for signals from the early Universe. more
Chinese astronomers detect gamma-ray emission from two star-forming galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Astronomers from Nanjing University in China have detected gamma ray emission from two star-forming galaxies designated M33 and Arp 299. The finding, which is detailed in a paper published March... more
We might be living in a gigantic, intergalactic bubble  LIVE SCIENCE · 5 days
The bubble concept could explain one of the strangest mysteries plaguing astrophysics: Why can't we tell how fast the universe is expanding? more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
NGC 4618: Hubble Spots Spiral Galaxy with Single Arm  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of an unusual spiral galaxy called NGC... more
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds  nanowerk · 6 days
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve our understanding... more
Soyuz launches 34 OneWeb satellites  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Arianespace launched 34 small broadband satellites for OneWeb March 21, expanding the startup’s constellation to 74 satellites in low Earth orbit.  SpaceNews.com more
Expanding universe: We may be in a vast bubble  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast 'bubble' that is 250 million light years in diameter, where the average density of matter is half as large... more
Hubble Space Telescope Spots Quasar Tsunamis  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
Quasars are the ultra-bright cores of distant active galaxies. These objects are among the most distant and luminous objects known. Their central engines are... more
Image: Hubble gazes at fluffy-looking galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 4237. Located about 60 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Coma Berenices (Berenice's Hair), NGC 4237 is classified as a flocculent... more
Astronomers Discover Way to Get Sharp Images of Black Hole’s Photon Rings  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration released stunning images of the supermassive black hole in Messier 87, a giant elliptical galaxy... more
Dark matter and massive galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
About 85% of the matter in the universe is in the form of dark matter, whose nature remains a mystery, and the rest is of the kind found in atoms. Dark matter exhibits gravity but otherwise does not... more
Merger between two stars led to blue supergiant, iconic supernova  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A supernova in a nearby galaxy may have originated from an explosion of a blue supergiant formed by the merger of two stars, simulations by RIKEN astrophysicists suggest.... more
A massive laboratory  ESA · 1 week
Image: This image shows a region of space called LHA 120-N150. It is a substructure of the gigantic Tarantula Nebula. The latter is the largest known stellar nursery in the... more
SpaceX claims some success in darkening Starlink satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
SpaceX says it will take more steps to reduce the impact of its Starlink satellite constellation on astronomy, although astronomers... more
New telescope design could capture distant celestial objects with unprecedented detail  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have designed a new camera that could allow hypertelescopes to image multiple stars at once. The enhanced telescope design holds the potential to obtain extremely... more
New telescope design could capture distant celestial objects with unprecedented detail  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have designed a new camera that could allow hypertelescopes to image multiple stars at once. The enhanced telescope design holds the potential to obtain extremely... more
Universal interferometric signatures of a black holes photon ring  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
The Event Horizon Telescope image of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87 is dominated by a bright, unresolved ring. General relativity predicts that embedded within this image lies... more
On the origin of massive stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This scene of stellar creation, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, sits near the outskirts of the famous Tarantula Nebula. This cloud of gas and dust, as well as the many young and massive stars... more
SpaceX launches Starlink satellites, misses booster landing for second time  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
SpaceX successfully launched 60 satellites for its Starlink broadband constellation March 18, but failed to recover... more
Growing stem cells for deep space exploration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Earth's magnetosphere protects us from the most harmful cosmic rays that bombard our planet but beyond this natural shield, astronauts are subjected to radiation that is a hundred times more than at sea level. more
Subsurface Mercury: Window to ancient, possibly habitable, volatile-rich materials  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research raises the possibility that some parts of Mercury's subsurface, and those of similar planets in the galaxy, once could have been capable of fostering prebiotic chemistry, and perhaps... more
Astronomers Discover First Pulsating White Dwarf in Eclipsing Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have spotted a pulsating white dwarf star in the binary stellar system SDSS J115219.99+024814.4 (SDSS... more
NASA selects proposals to study volatile stars, galaxies, cosmic collisions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
NASA has selected proposals for four missions that would study cosmic explosions and the debris they leave behind, as well as monitor how nearby stellar flares may affect... more
Image: Hubble investigates hungry galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The subject of this image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a spiral galaxy named NGC 1589, was once the scene of a violent bout of cosmic hunger pangs. As astronomers looked on, a poor, hapless star... more
Hubble Spots Flocculent Spiral Galaxy: NGC 4237  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a spectacularly detailed image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 4237. NGC... more
What can you do with spiral graph? Help understand how galaxies evolve  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a technique to accurately measure the winding arms of spiral galaxies that is so easy, virtually anyone can participate. This new... more
What can you do with spiral graph? Help understand how galaxies evolve  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Spiral structure is seen in a variety of natural objects, ranging from plants and animals to tropical cyclones and galaxies. Now researchers at the... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the moon, have been selected by ESA and NASA. Europe's contribution will monitor radiation... more
European Gateway experiment will monitor radiation in deep space  ESA · 2 weeks
The first science experiments that will be hosted on the Gateway, the international research outpost orbiting the Moon,... more
Discovery points to the origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light... more
Observed: An exoplanet where it rains iron  nanowerk · 3 weeks
This exoplanet, 390 light years away towards the constellation Pisces, has days when its surface temperatures exceed 2,400 Celsius, sufficiently hot to evaporate metals. Its nights, with strong winds, cool down the iron vapour... more
VLT Spies Iron Raining on Ultrahot Exoplanet WASP-76b  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
WASP-76b, a gas-giant exoplanet located some 640 light-years away in the constellation of Pisces, has a day side where temperatures... more
Astronomers Discover Most Distant Blazar Yet  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Large Binocular Telescope have found a blazar 13 billion light-years from Earth, making it officially the most distant blazar ever detected.... more
Study determines fundamental parameters of four open clusters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using data from various astronomical surveys, a team of researchers from China and India has investigated four poorly studied open clusters in our Milky Way galaxy. The new study, presented in a... more
Astronomers use slime mold model to reveal dark threads of the cosmic web  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer... more
Astronomers use slime mold model to reveal dark threads of the cosmic web  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A computational approach inspired by the growth patterns of a bright yellow slime mold has enabled a team of astronomers and computer... more
Astronomers Spot Rare Eclipsing Brown-Dwarf Binary System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using robotic telescopes at ESO’s newest planet-hunting SPECULOOS (Search for habitable Planets EClipsing ULtra-cOOl Stars) Observatory in Chile have spotted a... more
Radio galaxy NGC 3894 investigated with Fermi  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the Large Area Telescope (LAT) onboard NASA's Fermi spacecraft, astronomers have investigated a nearby radio galaxy known as NGC 3894. Results of the study, presented in a paper published March 3, confirm the... more
Solved: The mystery of the expansion of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The Earth, solar system, the entire Milky Way and the few thousand galaxies closest to us move in a vast "bubble" that is 250 million light years in diameter, where... more
Elon Musk dismisses astronomy concerns over Starlink network  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
SpaceX founder Elon Musk on Monday dismissed scientists' concerns that his company's Starlink constellation of internet satellites would obscure the view of the night sky, predicting the network "will not cause any... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Lyman-alpha blobs (LABs) are gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas that produce a special type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emission. An extremely powerful energy source must produce this radiation, but scientists... more
Discovery points to origin of mysterious ultraviolet radiation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Billions of lightyears away, gigantic clouds of hydrogen gas produce a special kind of radiation, a type of ultraviolet light known as Lyman-alpha emissions. The enormous clouds emitting the light are Lyman-alpha... more
OneWeb, SpaceX optimistic about cheap user terminals  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Executives from SpaceX and OneWeb say their companies are working intensely on user terminals so customers will be able to get internet... more
Successful launch takes China a step closer to completing Beidou navigation constellation  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
China successfully launched a Beidou positioning, navigation and timing satellite Monday as the country nears completion of its answer to the GPS system. SpaceNews.com more
Image: Hubble spies galactic traffic jam  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The barred spiral galaxy NGC 3887, seen here as viewed by the Wide Field Camera 3 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, lies over 60 million light-years away from us in the southern constellation of Crater... more
Astronomers identify nearly 3,000 candidate stars of a nearby star-forming galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have conducted photometric observations of a nearby star-forming galaxy known as NGC 6822.... more
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 1589  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the central region of the edge-on spiral galaxy NGC 1589.... more
Kepler’s decision to build its own cubesats surprises manufacturers  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
It came as a surprise to many cubesat manufacturers when Kepler Communications announced plans in January to manufacture... more
ALMA Captures Bipolar Planetary Nebula in the Making  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
W43A, an aged star located some 7,000 light-years away in the constellation Aquila, ejected high-speed bipolar jets less than 60... more
New telescopes aim to detect extraterrestrial intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A team of astronomers led by UC San Diego physicist Shelley Wright is deploying a pair of telescopes that will constantly search the nighttime sky for signals from intelligent life in our galaxy. more
Celestial Hourglass: Gemini South Telescope Captures Exquisite Planetary Nebula  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The latest image from the international Gemini Observatory showcases the striking planetary nebula CVMP 1. This object is... more
ALMA spots metamorphosing aged star  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers has captured the very moment when an old star first starts to alter its environment. The star has ejected high-speed bipolar gas jets which are now colliding with the surrounding material; the age... more
Op-ed | Proliferated LEO is risky but necessary  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
The world is moving inexorably to proliferated constellations. This is a logical progression and generally a good thing. But like... more
New ESO study evaluates impact of satellite constellations on astronomical observations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers have recently raised concerns about the impact of satellite mega-constellations on scientific research. To better understand the effect these constellations could have on astronomical observations,... more
X-ray eyes peer deeper into deadly pathogen  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tularemia is a rare but often lethal disease. It is caused by one of the most aggressive pathogens on earth, the bacterium Francisella tularensis. The microbe, transported by a variety of animals and insects,... more
ALMA spots metamorphosing aged star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured the very moment when an old star first starts to alter its environment. The star has ejected high-speed bipolar gas jets which are now colliding... more
Research investigates internal kinematics of the galaxy Mkn 938  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the 6-meter telescope of the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SAO RAS), astronomers have conducted a detailed study of the central part of the galaxy... more
Voyager 2 unable to receive commands during NASA's 70-meter-wide radio antenna upgrades  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Starting in early March, NASA's Voyager 2 will quietly coast through interstellar space without receiving commands from Earth. That's because the Voyager's primary means... more
PredaSAR raises $25 million for radar satellite constellation  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
PredaSAR, a Florida startup led by retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Roger Teague, raised $25 million in seed funding for... more
Milky Way’s Warp Caused by Recent or Ongoing Encounter with Satellite Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Data from ESA’s Gaia star-mapping satellite show that the warped disk of our Milky Way Galaxy precesses, or wobbles, similarly to the motion of... more
Milky Way galaxy 'reverse engineered'  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Like taking apart a piece of technology, the Milky Way galaxy has been reverse engineered to find out how it was assembled. more
Globular cluster billowing in the galactic wind  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The galactic magnetic field plays an important role in the evolution of the galaxy, but its small-scale behaviour is still poorly known. It is also unknown whether it permeates the halo of the galaxy... more
Milky Way's warp caused by galactic collision, Gaia suggests  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers have pondered for years why our galaxy, the Milky Way, is warped. Data from ESA's star-mapping satellite Gaia suggest the distortion might be caused by an ongoing collision with... more
Op-ed | Streamlined FCC licensing a big deal for smallsats  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Beyond the reduced administrative fees, the FCC’s new satellite rule fixes major problems for smaller satellite... more
Milky Way’s warp caused by galactic collision, Gaia suggests  ESA · 4 weeks
Astronomers have pondered for years why our galaxy, the Milky Way, is warped. Data from ESA’s star-mapping satellite... more
Globular cluster billowing in the Galactic wind  nanowerk · 4 weeks
The Galactic magnetic field plays an important role in the evolution of our Galaxy, but its small-scale behaviour is still poorly known. It is also unknown whether it permeates the halo of the Galaxy... more
Riding the wave of a supernova to go interstellar  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
When it comes to the challenges posed by interstellar travel, there are no easy answers. The distances are immense, the amount of energy needed to make the journey is tremendous,... more
OSIRIS-REx students catch unexpected glimpse of black hole  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
University students and researchers working on a NASA mission orbiting a near-Earth asteroid have made an unexpected detection of a phenomenon 30 thousand light years away. Last fall, the student-built Regolith X-Ray... more
X-ray quasi-periodic eruptions detected in the galaxy RX J1301.9+2747  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Astronomers have performed observations of a galaxy known as RX J1301.9+2747 using ESA's XMM-Newton spacecraft. The study unveiled three strong and rapid X-ray quasi-periodic eruptions (QPEs) in the nucleus of... more
Ultrared, dusty star-forming galaxies in the early universe  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Star formation takes place within natal clouds of dust and gas that absorb much of the emitted ultraviolet and optical radiation but which also block these regions from optical view. In recent... more
Hubble Space Telescope Zooms In on NGC 3887  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing photo of the central region of a barred spiral galaxy called... more
Beyond the Brim, Sombrero Galaxy’s Halo Suggests Turbulent Past  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Surprising new data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope suggests the smooth, settled "brim" of the Sombrero galaxy's disk... more
New inhalation therapy could relieve lung fibrosis in mice and rats  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications in February 2020 shows that secretions from stem cells in the lung can be utilized to nebulize... more
Plasma jet deceleration could be caused by the interaction with the stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Manel Perucho, professor of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Valencia has proposed an explanation for the origin of the... more
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