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Milky Way and Other Celestial Sights Will Make for Spectacular Stargazing This Month
SPACE.COM Despite the abundance of faint stars and rather dim constellations, the beautiful Milky Way and several attractive star clusters make for lovely... 18 hours
Interstellar space probes: Where's the brakes?
SCIENCE DAILY With a miniaturized space probe capable of being accelerated to a quarter of the speed of light, we could reach Alpha Centauri, our nearest star, in 20 to 50 years. However, without a mechanism to slow... 19 hours
Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher (Update)
PHYS.ORG A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. 2 days
Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
PHYS.ORG VIDEO A strange visitor, either asteroid or comet, zipping through our solar system at a high rate of speed is giving astronomers a once-in-a-generation opportunity... 2 days
m argo esa s deep space cubesat M-Argo: ESA’s Deep-Space CubeSat
ASTRO WATCH M-Argo is designed as ESA’s first CubeSat to enter interplanetary space. Studied in the Concurrent Design Facility, ESA’s highly networked facility for designing novel missions, the ‘Miniaturised Asteroid... 2 days
Interstellar visitor shaped like giant fire extinguisher
PHYS.ORG A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. 2 days
NASA's New James Webb Space Telescope Just Got Its 1st Science Targets
SPACE.COM This week, organizers revealed some of the very first cosmic objects that the James Webb Space Telescope will study. 2 days
How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
PHYS.ORG VIDEO In the latter years of the 18th century, astronomers William and Caroline Herschel began to count stars. William called the technique "star gauging" and... 2 days
NASA Unveils First Science Projects for the James Webb Space Telescope
SPACE.COM This week, organizers revealed some of the very first cosmic objects that the James Webb Space Telescope will study. 2 days
A familiar-looking messenger from another solar system
PHYS.ORG The visit of the interstellar interloper 1I/2017 U1, recently spotted streaking through the solar system, gives the people of Earth their first chance to study up close an object from another planetary system. In... 2 days
Meet 'Oumuamua! The 1st Interstellar Visitor Ever Seen Gets a Name
SPACE.COM We now know what to call the mysterious object from interstellar space that zoomed past Earth last month. 3 days
zwicky transient facility opens its eyes to the volatile cosmos Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos
ASTRO WATCH A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies... 3 days
Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers, including a University of Southampton expert, has discovered a new type of explosion in a distant galaxy. 3 days
where no cubesat Where no CubeSat ...
ESA Technology image of the week: Where no CubeSat has gone before; ESA’s M–Argo has been designed to survey small asteroids in deep space 3 days
WFIRM-led project aims to study health risks astronauts face from exposure to space radiation
NEWS MEDICAL The Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine has been selected by NASA to lead a multi-institutional project to better understand... 3 days
a cosmic snake reveals the structure of remote galaxies A 'Cosmic Snake' Reveals the Structure of Remote Galaxies
ASTRO WATCH The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astronomers at the... 4 days
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
SCIENCE DAILY A new robotic camera that can capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image -- an event astronomers refer to as 'first light.' The camera is the... 4 days
When Two Become One: Twisted Cosmic Knot Shines in Hubble Photo
SPACE.COM This image shows what happens when two galaxies collide to become one. 4 days
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
PHYS.ORG A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky—an event astronomers refer to as "first light." The... 4 days
Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home
SPACE.COM The Milky Way is a barred spiral galaxy, about 100,000 light-years across. We live on one of its minor spurs, the Orion Arm. 4 days
Giant ionized gas nebula found by astronomers
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A group of astronomers has discovered a giant nebula of ionized gas extending over 300,000 light years. This nebula turns out to be associated with the quasar dubbed the "Teacup." The finding was presented... 4 days
Ancient spiral galaxy is 11 billion years old
SCIENCE-NEWS The most ancient spiral galaxy seen to date is 11 billion years old and could help reveal how galaxies sprout arms. 4 days
The anatomy of a 'cosmic snake' reveals the structure of distant galaxies
PHYS.ORG We have a fair understanding of the fundamental mechanisms that regulate star formation in galaxies, from the interstellar matter to the diffuse clouds distributed... 4 days
loft orbital raises 3 2 million to build condo constellation for those who don t want to own satellites Loft Orbital raises $3.2 million to build condo constellation for those who don’t want to own satellites
SPACE NEWS A San... 5 days
duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger Duo of Titanic Galaxies Captured in Extreme Starbursting Merger
ASTRO WATCH New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright... 5 days
hitomi mission glimpses cosmic recipe for the nearby universe Hitomi Mission Glimpses Cosmic 'Recipe' for the Nearby Universe
ASTRO WATCH Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory captured exceptional information about the... 5 days
ALMA Spots Pair of Extremely Rare Hyper-Luminous Starburst Galaxies
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a pair of astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive... 5 days
Stellar explosions and cosmic 'recipe' for nearby universe
SCIENCE DAILY Thanks to an in-depth look into the composition of gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster, Japan's Hitomi mission has given scientists new insights into the stellar explosions that formed its chemical elements. 5 days
Duo of titanic galaxies captured in extreme starbursting merger
PHYS.ORG New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe. These so-called hyper-luminous... 5 days
Hitomi mission glimpses cosmic 'recipe' for the nearby universe
PHYS.ORG Before its brief mission ended unexpectedly in March 2016, Japan's Hitomi X-ray observatory captured exceptional information about the motions of hot gas in the Perseus galaxy cluster. Now, thanks to... 5 days
herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early universe Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
ESA VIDEO What seemed at first like a rare instance of a huge, ancient galaxy revealed itself to be an... 5 days
webb s first space targets chosen Webb’s first space targets chosen
ESA Gas giant Jupiter, organic molecules in star-forming clouds and baby galaxies in the distant Universe are among the first targets for which data will be immediately... 5 days
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 4625
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of a dwarf galaxy called NGC 4625. NGC 4625, also known as LEDA 42607 and... 5 days
elon musk s mission to mars is this even possible Elon Musk’s Mission To Mars (Is This Even Possible?)
ASTRO WATCH In the movie The Martian, Matt Damon is stranded on the planet Mars after his crew is caught... 6 days
winds blowing off a dying star Winds Blowing Off a Dying Star
ASTRO WATCH Stars like our Sun eject large amounts of gas and dust into space, containing various elements and compounds. Asymptotic giant branch -- AGB --... 6 days
Aquarius Constellation: Facts About the Water Bearer
SPACE.COM Aquarius is best viewed in the fall. The constellation's stars are not very bright. 7 days
plasma from lasers can shed light on cosmic rays solar eruptions Plasma from Lasers Can Shed Light on Cosmic Rays, Solar Eruptions
ASTRO WATCH Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur... 7 days
light from supernova bouncing off giant dust cloud Light from Supernova Bouncing Off Giant Dust Cloud
ASTRO WATCH Voices reverberating off mountains and the sound of footsteps bouncing off walls are examples of an echo. Echoes happen when... 1 week
Plasma from lasers can shed light on cosmic rays, solar eruptions
PHYS.ORG Lasers that generate plasma can provide insight into bursts of subatomic particles that occur in deep space, scientists have found. Such findings could help scientists understand... 1 week
Winds blowing off a dying star
SCIENCE DAILY Stars like our Sun eject large amounts of gas and dust into space, containing various elements and compounds. Asymptotic giant branch -- AGB -- phase stars, near their end of life, are particularly significant sources of... 1 week
Hubble Captures Distant Supernova’s Light Echoes
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed an extremely rare cosmic phenomenon, called a ‘light echo,’ in Messier 82, a star-forming galaxy located 11.4... 1 week
nasa completes review of first sls orion deep space exploration mission NASA Completes Review of First SLS, Orion Deep Space Exploration Mission
ASTRO WATCH NASA is providing an update on the first integrated launch of the Space Launch... 1 week
'The Last Jedi' Director to Helm Entirely New 'Star Wars' Trilogy
SPACE.COM Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson will be sticking with the Star Wars galaxy with an entirely new trilogy, separate from the ongoing Skywalker... 1 week
echostar now building oneweb ground network says company not a competitor Echostar, now building OneWeb ground network, says company not a competitor
SPACE NEWS EchoStar is not raising a new competitor by investing in and building technology for... 1 week
Expanding light echo spotted around supernova
SCIENCE DAILY Hubble images reveal an expanding shell of light from a supernova explosion sweeping through interstellar space three years after the stellar blast was discovered. The "echoing" light looks like a ripple expanding on a pond. The... 1 week
Hubble spots expanding light echo around supernova
PHYS.ORG Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. 1 week
Supernova Discovery Challenges Theories of How Certain Stars End Their Lives
SCI-NEWS.COM An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory has found a remarkable... 1 week
smallsats win big prize at copernicus masters Smallsats win big prize at Copernicus Masters
ESA A constellation of small satellites that provide data on Earth’s ice and soil moisture content to complement the Sentinel fleet took the... 1 week
Journey Through Gorgeous Nebulas in New Simulation
SPACE.COM Take a tour of colorful, computer-simulated nebulas — enormous cosmic clouds gas and dust — in a stunning new video. 1 week
Orion Constellation: Facts About the Hunter
SPACE.COM The Orion constellation is one of the most prominent star patterns in the sky. 1 week
shocking results of galaxy cluster collisions Shocking Results of Galaxy-Cluster Collisions
ASTRO WATCH A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy. The collisions generated shock waves... 2 weeks
astrosat measures first phase resolved x ray polarization of crab pulsar AstroSat Measures First Phase Resolved X-ray Polarization of Crab Pulsar
ASTRO WATCH AstroSat, India’s multi-wavelength space telescope, has successfully accomplished the extremely difficult task of measuring X-ray polarization.... 2 weeks
NASA Issues Study Contracts for Deep Space Gateway Element
SPACE.COM NASA awarded contracts Nov. 1 to five companies to examine how they could develop a power and propulsion module that could become the initial element of the agency's proposed Deep... 2 weeks
Shocking results of galaxy-cluster collisions
SCIENCE DAILY Combining new images from the Very Large Array with X-Ray and visible-light images reveals the spectacular, energetic outcome when clusters of hundreds of galaxies each collide with each other. 2 weeks
Astronomers Find One of Universe’s Earliest Galaxies
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have spotted the second most distant dusty, starburst galaxy ever found in the Universe. The find is reported this week in... 2 weeks
Shocking results of galaxy-cluster collisions
PHYS.ORG A giant collision of several galaxy clusters, each containing hundreds of galaxies, has produced this spectacular panorama of shocks and energy. The collisions generated shock waves that set off a celestial fireworks display of bright radio emission, seen... 2 weeks
astronomers confirm observing one of the oldest objects in the universe Astronomers Confirm Observing One of the Oldest Objects in the Universe
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University... 2 weeks
Study finds that ADHD diagnosis encompasses ‘constellation’ of different disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not be a one-size-fits-all explanation for... 2 weeks
ALMA Spots Huge ‘Molecular Reservoir’ in Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 253
SCI-NEWS.COM Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have found eight molecular clouds in... 2 weeks
Seven new giant radio galaxies discovered
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Mexican astronomers report the discovery of seven new large extragalactic radio sources called giant radio galaxies (GRG). The GRGs were found by visual inspection of radio images provided by two astronomical radio surveys. The findings were... 2 weeks
How scientists discovered our first interstellar mystery visitor
PHYS.ORG The astronomy world has been abuzz recently with the discovery of a new object cutting through our solar system. Its path indicates it came from interstellar space—the first body of its kind... 2 weeks
Oldest Spiral Galaxy Ever Seen May Reveal Secrets About the Milky Way
SPACE.COM An ancient cosmic artifact has been uncovered 11 billion light-years from Earth: the oldest spiral galaxy ever seen. This newly discovered galaxy is an... 2 weeks
fcc grants telesat leo market access despite viasat protests FCC grants Telesat LEO market access despite ViaSat protests
SPACE NEWS Following market approval given to OneWeb in June, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Nov. 3 granted global... 2 weeks
Astronomers Discover Most Ancient Spiral Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Using data from the Near-infrared Integral Field Spectrograph (NIFS) on the Gemini North telescope in Hawai’i, astronomers have identified what they believe is the... 2 weeks
forest of molecular signals in star forming galaxy Forest of Molecular Signals in Star Forming Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers found a rich molecular reservoir in the heart of an active star-forming galaxy with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array... 2 weeks
One of the oldest objects in the universe observed
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers report that they have detected the second most distant dusty, star-forming galaxy ever found in the universe -- born in the first one billion years after the Big Bang.... 2 weeks
Astronomy team image one of the first massive galaxies to form, 12.8 billion years ago
PHYS.ORG Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University of Massachusetts Amherst and... 2 weeks
Forest of molecular signals in star forming galaxy
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have found a rich molecular reservoir in the heart of an active star-forming galaxy with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Among eight clouds identified at the center of the galaxy... 2 weeks
Forest of molecular signals observed in star-forming galaxy
PHYS.ORG Ryo Ando, a graduate student of the University of Tokyo, and his colleagues have observed the galaxy NGC 253 and resolved its locations of star formation down to the scale of a... 2 weeks
Hubble cashes in Abell's richest cluster
PHYS.ORG The universe contains some truly massive objects. Although we are still unsure how such gigantic things come to be, the current leading theory is known as hierarchical clustering, whereby small clumps of matter collide and merge... 2 weeks
Why Tough, Tiny Tardigrades May Be the 1st Interstellar Travelers
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Hubble Spots Massive Galaxy Cluster: Abell 1300
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the Hubble Space Telescope of the galaxy cluster Abell 1300. Abell 1300 is located... 2 weeks
gemini observatory confirms spiral nature of extremely distant lensed galaxy Gemini Observatory Confirms Spiral Nature of Extremely Distant Lensed Galaxy
ASTRO WATCH Gemini Observatory, using the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrograph on the Gemini North telescope in Hawai‘i, has... 2 weeks
Astronomers Find Two Dust Belts around Proxima Centauri
SCI-NEWS.COM Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have detected dust belts around Proxima Centauri, the star closest to our... 2 weeks
The Moon Will Hide a 'Bull's Eye' Star Tonight: How to See It
SPACE.COM Tonight (Nov. 5), the moon will temporarily hide the orange star Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, in what astronomers... 2 weeks
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Images of strange solar system visitor peel away some of the mystery
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How do you find a star cluster? Easy, simply count the stars
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Herschel discovers galaxy merger in the very early Universe
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