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SpaceX got the green light this week from US authorities to put a constellation of nearly 12,000 satellites into orbit in order to boost cheap, wireless internet access by the...
leo startup raises 39 5 million for constellation to watch earth and space
The round brings NorthStar E&S’s total funding to 83 million Canadian dollars and ends a funding drought from when the company announced its plans...
YouTube Premium subscribers can now watch all 10 episodes of the new intergalactic thriller "Origin," and the first two are free for anyone to stream.
In October 2017, a fast moving comet of extrasolar origin, 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua), was discovered close to the Earth with a ground-based telescope in...
abell 1033 to boldly go into colliding galaxy clusters
Hidden in a distant galaxy cluster collision are wisps of gas resembling the starship Enterprise — an iconic...
In mid-December, twin discs will begin glowing blue on the underside of a minibus-sized spacecraft in deep space. At that moment Europe and Japan's BepiColombo mission will have just come a crucial step closer...
Located 65 million light-years away is a blue supergiant star that once existed inside a cluster of young stars in the spiral galaxy NGC 3938, as shown in this artist's concept. It...
Hidden in a distant galaxy cluster collision are wisps of gas resembling the starship Enterprise—an iconic spaceship from the "Star Trek" franchise.
On Nov. 16, 1974, humans sent their first message to the stars in an attempt to contact extraterrestrials. See how it happened...
electric blue thrusters propelling bepicolombo to mercury
In mid-December, twin discs will begin glowing blue on the underside of a minibus-sized spacecraft in deep space. At that moment Europe...
ALMA data show the most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller...
nasa learns more about interstellar visitor oumuamua
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua - the first known interstellar object to...
The most luminous galaxy in the universe has been caught in the act of stripping away nearly half the mass from at least three of its smaller neighbors, according to...
The most luminous galaxy known appears to have devoured three smaller galaxies at the same time, revealing details about why it shone so brightly.
Galaxy mergers and gas accretion from the cosmic web drive the growth of galaxies and their central black holes at early epochs. We report...
commercial eo innovation challenges snail pace government timescales
VIDEO Leaps in capabilities of commercial constellations of small Earth-observation satellites and the decreasing cost of their services were at the center of...
The first known interstellar object to visit our solar system -- named 'Oumuamua -- was detected in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii. But it was too faint for NASA's...
The history-making interstellar visitor 'Oumuamua is a relatively small and reflective object, a new study suggests.
A potentially rocky super-Earth orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red dwarf...
In November 2017, scientists pointed NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope toward the object known as 'Oumuamua—the first known interstellar object to visit our solar system. The infrared Spitzer was one of many telescopes pointed at...
A potentially rocky super-Earth exoplanet orbits one of our closest stellar neighbors, Barnard’s star, only 6 light-years away. Barnard’s star is a low-mass red...
orion recovery team ready to rock and roll
A NASA and Department of Defense team returned from a week of training at sea to improve joint landing and...
Astronomers using data from ESA’s Gaia satellite have discovered a new dwarf satellite galaxy...
An international team led by researchers from the IAC used data from the ESA satellite Gaia to measure the motion of 39 dwarf galaxies. This data...
This captivating image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 shows a lonely dwarf galaxy 100 million light-years away from Earth. This image depicts the blue compact dwarf galaxy ESO 338-4, which can be found...
Antlia 2 rivals the Large Magellanic Cloud in size but is a puzzle for theorists
Merging galaxy clusters provide natural laboratories for astronomers to study cosmic phenomena. Igone Urdampilleta from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research uses the merger Abell 3376 to study how electrons rush through...
Jairo Méndez Abreu and Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres, researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), have discovered a peanut-shaped structure in the inner bar of a double-barred galaxy close to the Milky Way. Structures of this type, previously detected...
The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.
fcc to seek comment on revised orbital debris guidelines
The FCC will vote this week to considerproposed changes to orbital debris guidelines that could alter deployment plans...
Galaxy clusters are some of the most massive objects that can be found in the Universe. A new image from the NASA/ESA...
An international team of scientists has carried out a comprehensive multi-wavelength study of one the merging galaxy clusters known as MACS J0417.5-1154. The research, available in...
astronomers find pairs of black holes at the centers of merging galaxies
For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger...
Pegasus has some interesting galaxies and deep-space objects.
A team of astronomers led by Michael Koss of Eureka Scientific Inc. has observed several pairs of galaxies...
VIDEO The Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) instrument operates aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite, which launched in February 2015 and observes Earth from a distance of...
galaxy scale fountain seen in full glory
A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe's most massive structures, a giant elliptical galaxy surrounded by a sprawling cluster of other...
cosmic collisions sofia unravels the mysterious formation of star clusters
The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and...
The bull is hard to miss as it charges through the northern winter sky. It's one of the most prominent and visible of all of the constellations.
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Astronomers have witnessed, in the finest detail yet, a brutal David-vs-Goliath fight between two nearby galaxies that are tearing chunks from each other and flinging them into the gaseous Magellanic Stream, a...
canada seeks buy in for access to u s muos satellite system
The Canadian military, already a partner on two U.S. military satellite communications systems, is in discussions...
For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger...
VIDEO For the first time, a team of astronomers has observed several pairs of galaxies in the final stages of merging together into single, larger...
Our universe is capable of some truly frightening scenarios, and in this case we have an apparent tragedy: two stars, lifelong companions, decide to...
The sun, like all stars, was born in a giant cold cloud of molecular gas and dust. It may have had dozens or even hundreds of stellar siblings...
soyuz launches european weather satellite
A Soyuz rocket successfully launched a European weather satellite Nov. 6, completing a constellation of polar-orbiting satellites and providing additional reassurance about the reliability of the...
a stellar achievement magnetized space winds in the laboratory
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through...
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimetre Array (ALMA) have observed a supermassive black hole acting like a ‘monumental fountain’ in the middle of a...
Does oddball space object 'Oumuamua's weird acceleration hint at alien origins?
The odd interstellar object that zoomed through the inner solar system last October might be an alien reconnaissance spacecraft, a new study suggests.
Galaxy evolution can be chaotic and messy, but it seems that streams of cold gas spraying out from the region around supermassive black holes may act to calm the storm.
The first known interstellar visitor to the solar system, 'Oumuamua, highlights how life could also spread between the stars, and perhaps even across the galaxy, two new studies...
A billion light-years from Earth lies one of the universe's most massive structures, a giant elliptical galaxy surrounded by a sprawling cluster of other galaxies known as Abell 2597. At the core of the central galaxy,...
2MASS J18082002-5104378 B, an ultra metal-poor star located some 1,950 light-years away from Earth, is approximately 13.53 billion years old, making it...
laboratory experiments probe the formation of stars and planets
The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar...
To study what is accelerating our universe's expansion, scientists will use a new experiment that employs choreographed robots to watch millions of galaxies every 20 minutes.
Contrary to what many people believe, outer space is not empty. In addition to an electrically charged soup of ions and electrons known as plasma, space is permeated...
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Astrophysicists have long wondered how cosmic magnetic fields fields are produced, sustained, and magnified. Scientists have shown that plasma turbulence might be responsible, providing a possible answer to...
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If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned...
viasat shrinks meo constellation plans
As the U.S. Federal Communications Commission prepares to vote on satellite constellations from four companies in mid-November, another satellite operator is reducing the size of its...
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. These winds, created by eruptions from stars or stellar explosions,...
The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar system. Yet, how these stars and planets formed out of clouds of...
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. These winds, created by eruptions from stars or stellar explosions,...
The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar system. Yet, how these stars and planets formed out of clouds of...
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of a small galaxy called ESO 338-4. ESO 338-4, also known as LEDA 63240 and IRAS...
Chinese astronomers report new findings regarding the central region of a nearby galaxy known as NGC 3319. The researchers found an active intermediate-mass black...
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows a patch of space filled with galaxies of all shapes, colors and sizes, many of which...
If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in...
hubble finds smiling face in a hunt for newborn stars
This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), shows a...
dawn mission to asteroid belt comes to end
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar system’s earliest chapter....
iridium expects aireon to pay off 200m debt by end of 2021
Aireon, the aircraft-tracking venture Iridium Communications founded to help finance construction of the now nearly completed Iridium Next Constellation, is close to securing a...
hubble reveals cosmic bat shadow in the serpent s tail
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured part of the wondrous Serpens Nebula, lit up by the star...
artificial intelligence bot trained to recognize galaxies
Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognize faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space. The result is...
NASA declares Dawn, a mission to the two largest bodies in the Solar System’s main asteroid...
Astronomers have for the first time observed clumps of gas orbiting dangerously close to the giant black hole that lies at the...
Researchers have taught an artificial intelligence program used to recognize faces on Facebook to identify galaxies in deep space. The result is an AI bot named ClaRAN that scans images taken by radio telescopes....
New directed energy propulsion systems may enable the first interstellar missions, with small, robotic...
nasa retires kepler space telescope
After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets—more planets even than stars—NASA’s Kepler space...
VIDEO The Milky Way swallowed another galaxy billions of years ago, and the leftover stars are still roaming the sky.
astronomers witness slow death of nearby galaxy
Astronomers from The Australian National University (ANU) and CSIRO have witnessed, in the finest detail ever, the slow death of a neighboring...
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured part of the wondrous Serpens Nebula, lit up by the star HBC 672. This young star casts a striking shadow -- nicknamed the...
VIDEO On October 19th, 2017, the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System-1 (Pan-STARRS-1) in Hawaii announced the first-ever detection of an interstellar asteroid, named 1I/2017 U1 (aka, "Oumuamua). In the months that followed, multiple...
blue canyon technologies wins constellation contract
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded BCT a contract to define bus and payload requirements for Blackjack, a constellation of satellites in low...
VIDEO Some ten billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up...
Some 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a large galaxy. The stars from this partner, named Gaia-Enceladus, make up...
blue canyon technologies moves into constellation market
contract to define bus and payload requirements for Blackjack, a constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit to offer persistent global communications...
Scientists have identified the corpse of a galaxy that fell into the Milky Way about 10 billion years ago in what was likely the last major overhaul to...
Shadows on Earth can be mysterious and foreboding, but when they occur in space, they can convey information we otherwise could not know. In a stellar nursery called the Serpens Nebula, nearly 1,300 light-years...
Astronomers using the GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) have detected flares of infrared radiation coming from the accretion disk around...
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, which spent nine years in deep space collecting data that detected thousands of exoplanets, has run out of...
Astronomers using CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope has discovered that a nearby dwarf galaxy called...
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The Milky Way feasted on a smaller galaxy 10 billion years ago
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Astronomers discover the giant that shaped the early days of our Milky Way
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Chandra and ALMA measure speed of sloshing gas in galaxy cluster
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