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Dark Matter Behaves Differently in Dying Galaxies  SPACE.COM · 2 hours
Astronomers barely know anything about dark matter, but now they know this: It behaves differently in old, dying galaxies than in new, star-forming ones. more
Researchers discover black hole in our galaxy spinning rapidly around itself  PHYS.ORG · 4 hours
A University of Southampton-led project has shown a black hole spinning near its maximum possible rate around its axis. more
Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway: NASA's Proposed Lunar Space Station  SPACE.COM · 19 hours
NASA's proposed Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway is a lunar outpost that could house astronauts for months at a time, allowing them to perform advanced scientific experiments and travel into deep space. more
1st Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua Is Actually Not That Special  SPACE.COM · 22 hours
A cigar-shaped space rock named 'Oumuamua caused quite a stir when it became the first interstellar visitor discovered in our solar system. Is it an asteroid, a comet or an... more
Satellogic selects China Great Wall to launch satellite constellation  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
Satellogic, a company developing a constellation of Earth imaging satellites with hyperspectral capabilities, announced Jan. 15 that it... more
SpaceX Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce  SPACE.COM · 2 days
SpaceX is laying off about 10 percent of its workforce, a cost-cutting move the company says is required to focus on development of its next-generation launch system and a broadband satellite constellation. more
Astronomers Find Nova Super-Remnant in Andromeda Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
An international team of astronomers has found that M31N 2008-12a, a frequently erupting ‘nova’ located in the Andromeda Galaxy, is surrounded by... more
Team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed'  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Supermassive black holes weigh millions to billions times more than our sun and lie at the center of most galaxies. A supermassive black hole several million times the mass of... more
Hubble Spots ‘Perfectly Spherical’ Elliptical Galaxy: Messier 89  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the massive galaxy Messier 89, which is found in the... more
Dark Matter Behaves Differently in Dying Galaxies  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Astronomers barely know anything about dark matter, but now they know this: It behaves differently in old, dying galaxies than in new, star-forming ones. more
New Technique More Precisely Determines the Ages of Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
How old are each of the stars in our roughly 13-billion-year-old galaxy? A new technique for understanding the... more
CHIME Detects Second Repeating Fast Radio Burst  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio... more
First Evidence of Gigantic Remains from Star Explosions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Astrophysicists have found the first ever evidence of gigantic remains being formed from repeated explosions on the surface of a... more
SpaceX laying off 10 percent of its workforce  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
SpaceX is laying off about 10 percent of its workforce, a cost-cutting move the company says is required to focus... more
International focus on greenhouse gas monitoring satellites, sensors  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
Greenhouse gas monitoring was a hot topic at the American Meteorological Society’s annual conference. International agencies shared plans for a... more
SpaceX completes Iridium Next constellation  SPACE NEWS · 5 days
SpaceX launched the final 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit Jan. 11, completing its first mission of the year and last for its largest non-government customer,... more
White Dwarfs Observed Turning into Crystals  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Astronomers using ESA’s galaxy-mapping spacecraft Gaia have discovered the first direct evidence that white dwarfs form crystal cores of metallic oxygen and carbon. This... more
Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
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 object, named... more
It looks like dark matter can be heated up and moved around  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Look at a galaxy, what do you see? Probably lots of stars. Nebulae too. And that's probably it. A whole bunch of stars and... more
The Brightest Quasar of the Early Universe Shines with the Light of 600 Trillion Suns  SPACE.COM · 5 days
The energetic core of a distant galaxy blasts past the record for brightest object in the early universe,... more
Cosmic Telescope Zooms in on the Beginning of Time  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light... more
New technique more precisely determines the ages of stars  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
How old are each of the stars in our roughly 13-billion-year-old galaxy? A new technique for understanding the star-forming history of the Milky Way in unprecedented detail makes it possible... more
‘Missing’ Galactic Mergers Come to Light with New Technique  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
Galaxy mergers—in which two galaxies join together over billions of years in sometimes-dramatic bursts of light—aren’t always easy... more
A giant interstellar bubble being blown in the Andromeda Galaxy  nanowerk · 6 days
An international team of astrophysicists have discovered that a remarkable star has been continuously erupting, on an annual basis, for millions of years. more
Astronomers Find Brightest Quasar of Early Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have spotted the brightest quasar ever seen in the early Universe. Quasars are the extremely... more
Cygnus A: Ricocheting black hole jet discovered by Chandra  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A ricocheting jet blasting from a giant black hole has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, as reported in our latest press release. In this composite image of Cygnus... more
What 100,000 star factories in 74 galaxies reveal about star formation  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most significant differences among galaxies, however, relate to where and how they form... more
Magnetar mysteries in our galaxy and beyond  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar—a rotating, dense, dead star with a strong magnetic field—that is... more
Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse... more
Lifting the veil on star formation in the Orion Nebula  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula prevents more new stars from forming nearby. That is the result of new research conducted by an... more
Cool running  ESA · 6 days
Operations image of the week: New cryogenically cooled hardware promises to improve data return from ESA's current and future deep-space missions more
Lifting the veil on star formation in the Orion Nebula  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Astronomers describe their discovery that stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is preventing more stars from forming nearby. more
The lonely giant: Milky Way-sized galaxy lacking galactic neighbors  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, fewer galaxies were born than expected -- and that could create new questions for galaxy physics, according to a new study. more
Ultrabright Quasar Lit Up the Early Universe  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
Astronomers just found a galaxy with a glowing heart that is almost as old as the universe itself. more
The lonely giant: Milky Way-sized galaxy lacking galactic neighbors  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, fewer galaxies were born than expected—and that could create new questions for galaxy physics, according to a new University of Michigan study. more
Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse... more
X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, nearly 300 million... more
First evidence of gigantic remains from star explosions  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Astrophysicists have found the first ever evidence of gigantic remains being formed from repeated explosions on the surface of a dead star in the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light years from Earth.... more
What Are Elliptical Galaxies?  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Elliptical galaxies are dim collections of older stars, so they don't shine as brightly as spiral galaxies but they're the most common type of galaxies in the universe. more
TESS Discovers Its Third New Planet, with Longest Orbit Yet  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, TESS, has discovered a third small planet outside our solar system,... more
Scientists Find 13 Mysterious Deep-Space Flashes, Including 2nd Known 'Repeater'  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Astronomers have spotted 13 more mysterious fast radio bursts, including the second repeating source of these extragalactic light flashes ever discovered. more
First evidence of gigantic remains from star explosions  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Astrophysicists have found the first ever evidence of gigantic remains being formed from repeated explosions on the surface of a dead star in the Andromeda Galaxy, 2.5 million light years from Earth.... more
Canada's CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way... more
Scientists orchestrate a symphony of the stars  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new stellar library has been created by UK and US scientists to, for the first time, give us a window of understanding on to our and other galaxies. more
Astronomers develop new tool to find merging galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Today, at the 233rd AAS meeting in Seattle, astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) announce that they have developed a new tool to find otherwise-hidden galaxy mergers in data from... more
Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of distant galaxies, the Dark Energy Survey (DES) will finish taking data tomorrow, on Jan. 9. more
A Wild 'Interstellar Probe' Mission Idea Is Gaining Momentum  SPACE.COM · 1 week
The proposed "Interstellar Probe" mission would aim to reach 90 billion miles (145 billion kilometers) from the sun, pushing the limits of engineering know-how and space technology. more
Final SpaceX Launch of Iridium Next Communications Constellation Targeted for Jan. 11  SPACE.COM · 1 week
SpaceX's final launch of the Iridium Next communications constellation has been delayed again, according to the satellite company, with liftoff now targeted for no... more
'Missing' galactic mergers come to light with new technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed a new technique for finding galaxy mergers -- events in which two galaxies join together in sometimes-dramatic bursts of light. more
'Missing' galactic mergers come to light with new technique  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Galaxy mergers—in which two galaxies join together over billions of years in sometimes-dramatic bursts of light—aren't always easy for astronomers to spot. Now, scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder... more
Hubble Takes Gigantic Image of the Triangulum Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbor of the Milky Way... more
Multi-wavelength View of a Supernova Remnant  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
New Year’s Eve may be past, but we are not done with fireworks just yet. This image, which includes data from ESA’s Herschel Space... more
Astrophysicists Find First Observational Evidence for ‘Dark Matter Heating’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
An international team of astrophysicists from the University of Surrey, Carnegie Mellon University and ETH Zürich has found... more
Hubble Captures Best Ever Image of Triangulum Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking portrait of the Triangulum Galaxy, displaying a full spiral face aglow... more
Nearly a third of all galaxy clusters may have been previously unnoticed  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 1933, Fritz Zwicky, famous American astronomer of Swiss origin, arrived at the astonishing conclusion that even though galaxies are the signposts of galaxy... more
Hubble Looks at Stunning Elliptical Galaxy Messier 105  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of the giant elliptical galaxy Messier 105. Messier 105... more
Galactic neighbour  ESA · 1 week
This Hubble image is the most detailed view ever of the Triangulum Galaxy, a close neighbour of the Milky Way more
Hubble takes gigantic image of the Triangulum Galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbor of the Milky Way -- the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of... more
Hubble takes gigantic image of the Triangulum Galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image yet of a close neighbour of the Milky Way—the Triangulum Galaxy, a spiral galaxy located at a distance of only three... more
Three new open clusters discovered in the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using data from ESA's Gaia satellite, Brazilian astronomers have detected three new open clusters in the Milky Way. The clusters, designated UFMG 1, UFMG 2 and UFMG 3, were found... more
Large Magellanic Cloud on Collision Course with Milky Way Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
The Large Magellanic Cloud, a dwarf galaxy located approximately 163,000 light-years away, is on a collision... more
Chandra detection of a circumnuclear torus  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Most galaxies host supermassive black holes at their nuclei, each with millions or billions of solar-masses of material. There is thought to be a torus of dust and gas around the black holes, and an accreting... more
Deep Space Industries Acquired by Bradford Space  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Deep Space Industries (DSI), a company founded to pursue asteroid mining but which more recently has focused on smallsats, has been acquired by another space technology company. more
Milky Way Heading for Catastrophic Collision  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The Milky Way is on a collision course with a neighboring galaxy that could fling our Solar System into space. The Large Magellanic Cloud... more
What Is a Galaxy?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Everything you wanted to know about the basics of galaxies. more
Our Milky Way Will Crash Into a Neighbor Galaxy Sooner Than You Think  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Our Milky Way galaxy will endure more than one dramatic collision in the foreseeable future, new research suggests. more
Iridium open to rideshares for spare satellite launches  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Iridium Communications is less than a week away from the final launch of its 75-satellite Iridium Next constellation, but could... more
After historic flyby, New Horizons probe treks deeper on hunt for moons  REUTERS · 2 weeks
After studying a space rock some 4 billion miles (6.4 billion km) from Earth, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft set off on a new hunt... more
Ultracold Simulators of Super-dense Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Rice University physicists have created the world’s first laser-cooled neutral plasma, completing a 20-year quest that sets the stage for simulators that re-create exotic states of... more
Dark matter on the move  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating', and... more
Dark matter on the move  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating', and... more
Dark Matter on the Move  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the... more
Dark matter on the move  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Scientists have found evidence that dark matter can be heated up and moved around, as a result of star formation in galaxies. The findings provide the first observational evidence for the effect known as 'dark matter heating', and... more
Filaments of galaxies as a clue to the origin of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) are known to come from outside of our Galaxy, but their origin still remains unknown. The Telescope Array... more
A guide to hunting zombie stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Apparently not all supernovas work. And when they fail, they leave behind a half-chewed remnant, still burning from leftover heat but otherwise lifeless: a zombie star. Astronomers aren't sure how many of these should-be-dead creatures lurk... more
NASA's technosignatures report: every way to find evidence of an intelligent civilization  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In 1961, famed astronomer Frank Drake created a formula for estimating the number of extraterrestrial intelligences (ETIs) that could exist within our galaxy. Known... more
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It looks like dark matter can be heated up and moved around
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Interstellar objects like 'Oumuamua probably crash into the sun every 30 years
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Astronomers develop new tool to find merging galaxies
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Hubble takes gigantic image of the Triangulum Galaxy
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A guide to hunting zombie stars
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