Deep Space
Hubble Sees Strange Result of Recent Galactic Collision  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of NGC 4485, an irregular galaxy located in the constellation... more
Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a new look at the spectacular irregular galaxy NGC 4485, which has been warped and wound by its larger galactic neighbour. The gravity... more
Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. Rather than destroying the galaxy, the chance encounter is... more
Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. more
Elliptical galaxies shed new light on dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In the 1930s, it was first noticed that the dynamics of astrophysical objects (galaxies, galaxy clusters and the universe itself) required an invisible and unknown form of mass, known now as dark... more
Musk says Starlink “economically viable” with around 1,000 satellites  SPACE NEWS · 3 days
WASHINGTON — SpaceX shared details about its largely secretive Starlink constellation program March 15, providing updated targets for... more
Pictures from Space! Our Image of the Day  SPACE.COM · 3 days
Behold, a painting of galaxies in this Hubble view of the constellation Pictor, the Painter's Easel. more
A new filter to better map the dark universe  nanowerk · 5 days
New method cuts through galaxies? messy emissions, provides clearer window into dark matter, dark energy. more
Dozens of satellites could feed NOAA’s future weather models  SPACE NEWS · 6 days
The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s future satellite constellations are likely to look far different from the... more
Galaxies Collide! Burst of Star Formation in Milky Way Likely Came from Cosmic Crash  SPACE.COM · 6 days
A galactic merger in our Milky Way galaxy likely produced a star "baby boom" billions of years ago, according to... more
Forecasting the hunt for the first supermassive black holes  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
It is believed that the formation and growth of most galaxies across the history of the universe has been fueled by supermassive black holes growing together with their host galaxy... more
NGC 3384: Hubble Looks at Stunning Lenticular Galaxy  SCI-NEWS.COM · 6 days
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of the barred lenticular galaxy NGC 3384. NGC 3384 was... more
A New Filter to Better Map the Dark Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 7 days
The earliest known light in our universe, known as the cosmic microwave background, was emitted about 380,000 years... more
Luxembourg and US agree to deepen cooperation in space  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The tiny EU country of Luxembourg and the United States agreed on Friday to work more closely on projects in space, including research and exploration as well as defence and... more
Suppressed star formation in the early universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Massive clusters of galaxies, some with more mass than a hundred Milky Way galaxies, have been detected from cosmic epochs as early as about three billion years after the big bang. Their ongoing star... more
Universe’s Early Galaxies were Much Brighter than Expected  SCI-NEWS.COM · 1 week
New data from Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes show that in a few specific wavelengths of infrared light, some of... more
Maxar quarterly revenues dip as firm restructures satellite business  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
Maxar Technologies reported a decrease in quarterly revenues May 9 due to lackluster geostationary communication satellite sales, completion... more
Gravitational waves leave a detectable mark, physicists say  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Gravitational waves, first detected in 2016, offer a new window on the universe, with the potential to tell us about everything from the time following the Big Bang to more recent events... more
Mysterious 'Sub-Neptunes' Are Probably Water Worlds  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Water worlds that each possess thousands of times more water than Earth does may be more common than Earth-like rocky planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a new study finds. more
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the Universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of the galaxies releasing incredibly... more
Isolation time for science  ESA · 1 week
Hundreds of thousands of kilometres away from home, astronauts travelling to the Moon will have to deal with isolation and confinement – ESA is now offering European researchers... more
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the universe  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a byproduct of the galaxies releasing incredibly... more
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the Universe  nanowerk · 1 week
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. The excess light is a by-product of the galaxies releasing incredibly... more
A new filter to better map the dark universe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The earliest known light in our universe, known as the cosmic microwave background, was emitted about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. The patterning of this relic light holds many... more
A new filter to better map the dark universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
To address messy measurements of the cosmic web that connects matter in the universe, researchers developed a way to improve the accuracy and clarity of these measurements based on the... more
Jets and winds from galaxy cores appear to share a common cause  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Astronomers have a rough understanding of how galaxies emit jets from their cores. Galaxy cores also blow out winds of ionized gas, for which... more
Watch Japan's 1st Private Rocket Launch Into Space (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
The Japanese space startup Interstellar Technologies Inc. just became the country's first private company to successfully launch a rocket into space. more
Storm in the Teacup Quasar  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
This image shows a quasar nicknamed the Teacup due to its shape. A quasar is an active galaxy that is powered by material falling into its... more
As Gaia Maps Our Galaxy, This Telescope Keeps an Eye on the Spacecraft  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Europe's star-mapping spacecraft, Gaia, streaks across the Milky Way in a new image captured by a ground telescope. The image will help... more
This Awesome Spiral Galaxy View from Hubble May Help Demystify Black Holes  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
NASA and the European Space Agency's long-running Hubble Space Telescope just produced an amazing close-up of a spiral galaxy, similar to our own Milky... more
Experimental device generates electricity from the coldness of the universe  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Using an infrared photodiode pointed to the sky, a new device harvests energy from the temperature difference between Earth and near absolute zero temperatures of deep space. more
Image: Storm in the Teacup quasar  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This image shows a quasar nicknamed the Teacup due to its shape. A quasar is an active galaxy that is powered by material falling into its central supermassive black hole. They are extremely luminous objects located... more
Constellation of weather satellites to cover the globe  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Want more accurate weather forecasts? You're in luck: Last month, researchers at CU Boulder saw the fruits of their labors launch aboard a new satellite. That satellite is the first in a... more
Hubble Sees Extremely Distant Lensing Galaxy Cluster  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
A spectacular new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows SPT-CL J0615-5746, a very massive group of galaxies located approximately 7.7... more
This Epic Hubble Telescope Mosaic Is a Cosmic 'History Book' of Galaxies  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have assembled a mosaic of nearly 7,500 images taken of the distant universe, creating the largest and most comprehensive "history book" of galaxies... more
Hera's APEX CubeSat Will Reveal the Stuff That Asteroids Are Made Of  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe’s miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep... more
Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight! Look Toward the 'Water Jar'  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Look toward the water jar of the constellation Aquarius after midnight this Sunday morning to catch the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. more
The Best 'Star Wars Day' Gifts and Deals 2019  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
This "Star Wars Day" (May 4), a swarm of Jedi-worthy deals is coming to a galaxy near you! more
Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Few of the universe's residents are as iconic as the spiral galaxy. These limelight-hogging celestial objects combine whirling, pinwheeling arms with scatterings of sparkling stars, glowing bursts of gas, and dark, weaving lanes of cosmic dust,... more
New Institute Eyes HOME in Deep Space  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
In a significant step toward human-crewed space missions to the moon or Mars, NASA has awarded a grant of up to $15... more
Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies. more
Globular cluster system of Messier 106—a relic of cosmic high noon?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
An international scientific team led by a Mexican researcher discovered globular clusters rotating at the same speed as the gas in the disk of the spiral... more
Could Life on Earth Have Come from Another Star System?  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Life may have traveled to Earth from afar, aboard an interstellar visitor like the weird, cigar-shaped 'Oumuamua. more
Astronomers Discover 2,000-year-old Remnant of a Nova  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
For the first time, a European research team involving the University of Göttingen has discovered the remains of a nova in a... more
MOMO-F3 Rocket Launch Scrubbed Again  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Iffy weather prevented the MOMO-F3 rocket from blasting off on Thursday, May 2, from the launch pad in Taiki, on the island of Hokkaido. Interstellar Technologies... more
Telesat to receive constellation bids this summer  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
The two contenders to build Telesat’s constellation of broadband satellites have nearly finalized their designs and will submit proposals in the coming... more
Star with Strange Chemistry is from Out of Town  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Using the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope, astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way... more
Hubble Captures Nearly 265,000 Galaxies in Legacy Field Image  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Astronomers have produced the largest, most comprehensive ‘history book’ of galaxies in the Universe, using 16 years’ worth... more
Loft Orbital fills first condosat, preps for quarterly launches  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Loft Orbital, a company preparing a constellation to carry payloads for customers who don’t want to operate their... more
Hubble assembles wide view of the distant universe  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Astronomers developed a mosaic of the distant Universe that documents 16 years of observations from the Hubble Space Telescope. The image, called the Hubble Legacy Field, contains roughly 265,000 galaxies that stretch... more
Hubble astronomers assemble wide view of the evolving universe  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive 'history book' of galaxies into one single image, using 16 years' worth of observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. more
Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of  ESA · 2 weeks
From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe’s miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep... more
Cloud Constellation selects LeoStella to build 10 data-storage satellites  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
Cloud Constellation CEO Cliff Beak said LeoStella, a joint venture of Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries, beat... more
Interstellar Technologies Scrubs MOMO-F3 Launch, Next Attempt Thursday  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Interstellar Technologies Inc. (IST) has scrubbed the launch of its MOMO-F3 sounding rocket planned for Tuesday, April 30, due to... more
Milky Way star with strange chemistry is from dwarf galaxy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy. This chemical composition has been seen in... more
Chemical evidence shows how a dwarf galaxy contributes to growth of the Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Small stellar systems like dwarf galaxies are thought to be the main building blocks of the Milky Way. However, it... more
Dark matter exists: Observations disprove alternate explanations  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
As fascinating as it is mysterious, dark matter is one of the greatest enigmas of astrophysics and cosmology. It is thought to account for 90 percent of the matter in the universe, but its... more
Gaia’s First Asteroid Discoveries  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
While scanning the sky to chart a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, ESA’s Gaia satellite is also sensitive to celestial bodies closer to home, and regularly... more
Gaia's first asteroid discoveries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
While scanning the sky to chart a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy, ESA's Gaia satellite is also sensitive to celestial bodies closer to home, and regularly observes asteroids in our solar system. more
Japanese startup hopes to launch a sounding rocket into space  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Interstellar Technologies Inc. (IST) is in final phase of preparations for its third attempt to become the first Japanese private company to launch a small sounding rocket into... more
Hubble Observes Hidden Depths of NGC 2903  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced an unprecedented image of the central region of the spiral galaxy NGC 2903. Few of... more
The Giant Galaxy Around the Giant Black Hole  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, the... more
Omega Centauri’s Lost Stars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A team of researchers from the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory, Bologna Observatory and the University of Stockholm has identified a stream of stars that was torn off the globular... more
Hubble snaps a crowded cluster  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering... more
Image: Hubble snaps a crowded cluster  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded... more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  SPACE.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers studying black hole SagA* have to deal with the weird, frustrating little star that lit up right between Earth and the black hole in 2013. more
The giant galaxy around the giant black hole  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) unveiled the first-ever image of a black hole's event horizon, the area beyond which light cannot escape the immense gravity of the black... more
Research on disk galaxies sheds light on movement of stars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
University of Arkansas astrophysicists have taken an important step toward solving the mystery of how disk galaxies maintain the shape of their spiral arms. Their findings support the... more
Scientists find an underground bacterium that could live on Mars  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Tomsk State University microbiologists were the first in the world to isolate Desulforudis audaxviator from deep underground waters. Translated from Latin, its name means "a brave traveler". Scientists... more
A new eye on the cosmos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
How do galaxies form and evolve? And how do central supermassive black holes form in galaxies and influence their hosts? Those are two of the big questions that Tufts astronomers hope to answer when they start... more
Earth Day 2019: These Amazing NASA Images Show Earth from Above  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Earth Day 2019: Here's 10 Amazing NASA Photos of Earth from Space  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
NASA is celebrating Earth Day today (April 22) by sharing some really incredible photos of Earth from satellites, aircraft and deep-space missions. more
Astronomers Find Second Galaxy with No Dark Matter  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
In 2018, a team of astronomers from the United States and Canada discovered that an ultra-diffuse galaxy called NGC 1052-DF2... more
NASA's Webb Space Telescope Will Capture a Galactic 'Jellyfish'  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Astronomers aren't sure how this galaxy ended up with its long, gassy appendages, but NASA's upcoming James Webb Space Telescope is going to investigate. more
Quantum-material-based proton-irradiation-immune electronics for space travel  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Proton radiation damage is an important failure mechanism for electronic devices in near-Earth orbits and deep space. The future of space exploration depends crucially on the development of new electronic technologies that are immune to space... more
Hubble Observes Globular Cluster Messier 75  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA has released an absolutely beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 75. Messier 75 lies in... more
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