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Thermonuclear Explosion in Sagittarius Constellation Is One of the Brightest Ever Recorded  LIVE SCIENCE · 16 hours
NASA astronomers have detected one of the brightest explosions of X-ray energy ever seen, and they think it came from a greedy neutron star... more
A runaway star ejected from the galactic heart of darkness  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way... more
Is there life on super-Earths? The answer could lie in their cores  PHYS.ORG · 22 hours
Rocky planets larger than our own, so-called super-Earths, are surprisingly abundant in our Galaxy, and stand as the most likely planets to be habitable.... more
SpaceX launches second batch of Starlink broadband satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
SpaceX completed its second launch of 60 Starlink satellites Nov. 11, making its own system the largest commercial telecommunications satellite... more
Hubble Captures a Dozen Sunburst Arc Doppelgangers  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at... more
Image: Hubble touts a team of stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Within a galaxy hosting around 300 billion stars, here the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a mere handful or two—just about enough to form a single football team. These stellar "teammates" play under... more
Galactic Fountains and Carousels: Order Emerging from Chaos  ASTRO WATCH · 2 days
Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of... more
Hubble Observes Hidden Depths of NGC 772  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking new photo of a spiral galaxy called NGC 772. NGC 772 resides approximately... more
Thousands of New Globular Clusters Have Formed Over the Last Billion Years  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A discovery made by prestigious researchers including Thomas Broadhurst, the professor at the UPV/EHU’s Department of Theoretical Physics and History of Science, has been... more
Voyager 2 Reaches Interstellar Space  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
Voyager 1 has a companion in the realm of the stars. Researchers at the University of Iowa report that the spacecraft Voyager 2 has entered the... more
Telesat LEO manufacturing decision bumped to 2020  SPACE NEWS · 4 days
Telesat Canada will likely choose the winner of a now three-way race to build its low Earth orbit broadband constellation in the... more
Astronomers observe a 'sunburst' from the early universe - in 12 copies  nanowerk · 5 days
With the powerful eyes of the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers observed straight into the bright and hot heart of a... more
NICER Detects Thermonuclear Burst from X-Ray Pulsar  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) has detected an extremely energetic explosion called a Type I X-ray burst from SAX J1808.4-3658,... more
How we heat-proofed ESA’s Mercury mission  ESA · 5 days
The BepiColombo mission to Mercury, closest planet to the Sun is currently millions of kilometres from Earth in deep space, more than a year... more
Hubble captures a dozen Sunburst Arc doppelgangers  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a galaxy in the distant regions of the Universe which appears duplicated at least 12 times on the night sky. This unique sight, created by... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: Order emerging from chaos  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. For the first time, it reveals that the geometry of the cosmic gas flows... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos  nanowerk · 6 days
Astronomers have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. It allows researchers to study in detail how galaxies form, and how they have... more
Galactic fountains and carousels: order emerging from chaos  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Scientists from Germany and the United States have unveiled the results of a newly-completed, state of the art simulation of the evolution of galaxies. TNG50 is the most detailed large-scale cosmological simulation... more
Iceye and RS Metrics sign pact to track iron ore inventories  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
Iceye, the Finnish radar satellite constellation operator, announced an agreement Nov. 6 with RS... more
Dusty star-forming galaxy MAMBO-9 investigated in detail  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international team of astronomers has conducted detailed observations of the dusty star-forming galaxy MMJ100026.36+021527.9, better known as MAMBO-9. The study, described in a paper published October... more
Simulations show how massive black holes could be formed by mergers  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. along with one in India and one in Hungary has created simulations that could explain... more
Astronomers map new emission line to trace most common molecule in the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Molecular hydrogen (H2) makes up 99 percent of the cold, dense gas in galaxies. So mapping where stars are born basically means... more
Air Force enthusiastic about commercial LEO broadband after successful tests  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
The Air Force wants to work with multiple satcom providers that are currently building LEO constellations... more
TESS presents panorama of southern sky  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The glow of the Milky Way—our galaxy seen edgewise—arcs across a sea of stars in a new mosaic of the southern sky produced from a year of observations by NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). Constructed... more
Voyager 2 illuminates boundary of interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
One year ago, on Nov. 5, 2018, NASA's Voyager 2 became only the second spacecraft in history to leave the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun. At a... more
Diffuse X-ray emission detected around the ultraluminous X-ray pulsar NGC 5907 ULX-1  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Using NASA's Chandra spacecraft, European astronomers have detected a diffuse X-ray emission around an ultraluminous X-ray pulsar in the galaxy NGC 5907. The newly... more
Megaconstellation milestones high on U.S. WRC-19 priority list   SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Finding international consensus on deployment milestones for constellations of non-geosynchronous satellites is a top space-related priority for the U.S. delegation... more
Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Globular clusters may contain hundreds of thousands of stars and may even have as many as ten million stars that essentially emerged at the... more
Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Globular clusters, which have been forming over the last billion years, have been found to exist around the giant galaxy at the center of... more
42 years on, Voyager 2 charts interstellar space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A probe launched by NASA four days after Elvis died has delivered a treasure trove of data from beyond the "solar bubble" that envelops Earth and our neighbouring planets, scientists reported Monday. more
Image: Hubble views a not-so-lonely galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Galaxies may seem lonely, floating alone in the vast, inky blackness of the sparsely populated cosmos—but looks can be deceiving. This image of NGC 1706, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is a good example... more
Hubble Sees Newborn Stars in NGC 1333  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
NASA has released a photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of part of the reflection nebula NGC 1333. NGC 1333 lies... more
Astronomers Catch Wind Rushing Out of Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego's Alison Coil, Rhodes College's David Rupke and... more
Water Detected in Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have detected the signature of vaporized water in the coma of the interstellar comet 2I/Borisov, also known as C/2019 Q4. Comets are thought... more
If power outages are California’s new normal, what about home medical needs?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Fern Brown, 81, sat in the rear of a tent on the windswept fairgrounds of this historic Gold Rush town, drawing deep breaths through... more
Ancient gas cloud shows that the first stars must have formed very quickly  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers led by Eduardo Bañados of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered a gas cloud that contains information about an... more
A noninteracting low-mass black hole-giant star binary system  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Black hole binary systems with companion stars are typically found via their x-ray emission, generated by interaction and accretion. Noninteracting binaries are expected to be plentiful in the Galaxy but must be... more
Astronomers catch wind rushing out of galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Study's findings provide direct evidence for the first time of the role of galactic winds -- ejections of gas from galaxies -- in creating the circumgalactic medium (CGM). more
Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe—so important that scientists have been trying to build a census of all the black... more
Astronomers Discover Glowing 'Galactic Ghoul'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Astronomers have just observed a ghostly nebula of gas resembling the shape of an hourglass, surrounding a known galaxy. This ghoulish structure has dwarfed the galaxy it is surrounding. more
Astronomers catch wind rushing out of galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Exploring the influence of galactic winds from a distant galaxy called Makani, UC San Diego's Alison Coil, Rhodes College's David Rupke and a group of collaborators from around the world made a novel discovery.... more
Decoding crystallography from high-resolution electron imaging and diffraction datasets with deep learning  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
While machine learning has been making enormous strides in many technical areas, it is still massively underused in transmission electron microscopy. To address this,... more
ESO Releases Stunning Image of Elliptical Galaxy NGC 1404  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a gorgeous new image taken by ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT)... more
Astronomers discover ghosts of supernovas in nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from the University of Manchester, with international colleagues, have carried out a survey of a nearby galaxy. more
Globular cluster Terzan 9 investigated with MUSE  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE), an international team of astronomers has investigated Terzan 9—one of the most central globular clusters in the Milky Way galaxy. Results of the study, presented in a... more
Astronomers Find Thousands of Young Globular Clusters around Perseus Cluster’s Central Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Many thousands of compact and massive star clusters have formed at an approximately steady rate over the past one billion years around NGC 1275,... more
Thousands of new globular clusters have formed over the last billion years  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Globular clusters, which have been forming over the last billion years, have been found to exist around the giant galaxy at the centre of... more
Putting the 'Bang' in the Big Bang  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
As the Big Bang theory goes, somewhere around 13.8 billion years ago the universe exploded into being, as an infinitely small, compact... more
Hubble Spots Stunning Ring Galaxy System  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
NASA has released a breathtaking image snapped by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the Arp-Madore 2026-424 system. Arp-Madore 2026-424 is located some 704... more
Eutelsat kickstarts IoT business with GEO Ku-band service  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The service, called Eutelsat IoT First, precedes a low-Earth-orbit constellation of 25 smallsats and hosted payloads Eutelsat plans to begin... more
In celebration of Halloween, Hubble captures ghostly cosmic face  nanowerk · 2 weeks
In celebration of Halloween, this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face. more
Hubble captures cosmic face  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In celebration of Halloween, this new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope captures two galaxies of equal size in a collision that appears to resemble a ghostly face. This observation was made on 19 June 2019 in visible light... more
Chandra Observes Mega-Merger of Galaxy Clusters: Abell 1758  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have created detailed maps of Abell 1758, a collision between two pairs... more
From 'cavewalking' to spacewalking  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It might not be obvious, but there are many similarities between working deep underground and in outer space. more
Image: A ghost in the Pleiades  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349, is a cloud of interstellar gas and dust traveling through the... more
Video: Gaia astronomical revolution  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Launched in December 2013, the Gaia mission is revolutionizing our understanding of the Milky Way. The space telescope is mapping our galaxy in unprecedented detail—measuring the position, movement and distance of stars. more
Stars pollute, but galaxies recycle  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Galaxies were once thought of as lonely islands in the universe: clumps of matter floating through otherwise empty space. We now know they are surrounded by a much larger, yet nearly invisible cloud of dust and gas. Astronomers... more
Image: Hubble captures the IC 4653 galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows IC 4653, a galaxy just over 80 million light-years from Earth. That may sound like quite a distance, but it's not that far on a... more
New outburst detected from a luminous supersoft source in a nearby galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers from Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Germany have observed a new outburst from SSS1, a luminous transient supersoft X-ray source in... more
A ghost in the Pleiades  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: This ghostly image shows what can happen when an interstellar cloud passes too close to a star. Barnard's Merope Nebula, also known as IC 349,... more
Hubble Looks at Beautiful Spiral: NGC 1706  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured an amazing new photo of a face-on galaxy called NGC 1706. NGC 1706 is a... more
New Research on Giant Radio Galaxies Defies Conventional Wisdom  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Conventional wisdom tells us that large objects appear smaller as they get farther from us, but this fundamental... more
Cosmic Yeti from the Dawn of the Universe Found Lurking in Dust  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The early universe is filled with monsters, a new study revealed. Researchers led by astronomer Christina Williams discovered a previously invisible galaxy, and perhaps... more
Giant radio galaxies defy conventional wisdom  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists discover a fundamental law of classical physics is reversed when we observe the distant universe. more
Physicists simulate critical 'reheating' period that kickstarted the Big Bang  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As the Big Bang theory goes, somewhere around 13.8 billion years ago the universe exploded into being, as an infinitely small, compact fireball of matter that cooled as... more
New research on giant radio galaxies defies conventional wisdom  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Conventional wisdom tells us that large objects appear smaller as they get farther from us, but this fundamental law of classical physics is reversed when we observe the distant universe. more
SOFIA Spots Debris from Catastrophic Collision between Two Rocky Exoplanets  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) have observed an unusually warm, dusty debris... more
Chandra spots a mega-cluster of galaxies in the making  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory and other telescopes have put together a detailed map of a rare collision between four galaxy clusters. Eventually all four clusters—each with... more
Capella orders more Addvalue data-relay terminals  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
WASHINGTON – Addvalue Innovation, a subsidiary of Addvalue Technologies of Singapore, delivered its first commercial Inter-satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) terminal to Capella Space,... more
Humanity May Be Only Intelligent Life in Our Galaxy, or Even Universe  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Are we alone in the Universe? It comes down to whether intelligence is a probable outcome of natural selection, or an improbable fluke. By... more
Legendary 'Yeti' Galaxy Finally Discovered Behind a Shroud of Cosmic Dust  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
Researchers recently captured the first images of a hidden "monster galaxy" as elusive as the mythical, monstrous yeti. more
Multifrequency observations shed more light on the nature of radio galaxy MRC 2011-298  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (JVLA), astronomers have performed multifrequency radio observations of the radio galaxy MRC 2011-298. Results of... more
Maxar-Thales Alenia Space team breaks up, now competing separately for Telesat LEO  SPACE NEWS · 3 weeks
Maxar Technologies and Thales Alenia Space abandoned plans to jointly compete to build Telesat’s low-Earth-orbit broadband constellation, setting up a now three-way race for... more
NASA to demonstrate new star-watching tech with thousands of shutters  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA scientists plan to demonstrate a revolutionary technology for studying hundreds of stars and galaxies at the same time—a new capability originally created for NASA's James Webb Space... more
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