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Telescopes team up to study giant galaxy
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times more massive than the... 5 hours
Milky Way Arcs Above Zabriskie Point in Death Valley (Photo)
SPACE.COM The shimmering arc of the Milky Way stretches high in the sky in this view of Zabriskie Point in California's Death Valley National Park. 14 hours
Cosmic Photobomb! Monster Black Holes Turn Up in New View of Andromeda Galaxy
SPACE.COM A stunning new view of the Andromeda galaxy reveals an unexpected pair of supermassive black holes that researchers say are in close... 15 hours
cold suns warm exoplanets and methane blankets Cold Suns, Warm Exoplanets and Methane Blankets
ASTRO WATCH Somewhere in our galaxy, an exoplanet is probably orbiting a star that’s colder than our sun, but instead of freezing solid, the... 16 hours
The force is strong: Amputee controls individual prosthetic fingers
SCIENCE DAILY Luke Skywalker’s bionic hand is a step closer to reality for amputees in this galaxy. Researchers have created an ultrasonic sensor that allows amputees to control each of their prosthetic... 17 hours
Astrobiologist's visionary model builds on the legacy of Carl Sagan's explanation for the 'faint young Sun paradox'
PHYS.ORG Somewhere in our galaxy, an exoplanet is probably orbiting a star that's colder than... 22 hours
Hubble frames an explosive galaxy
PHYS.ORG Don't be fooled! The cosmic swirl of stars in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image may seem tranquil and unassuming, but this spiral galaxy, known as ESO 580-49, actually displays some explosive tendencies. 1 day
Hubble Observes Galaxy Cluster Abell 2163
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a striking image of a rich cluster of galaxies called Abell 2163. Abell 2163 is approximately 3... 1 day
herschel data links mysterious quasar winds to furious starbursts Herschel Data Links Mysterious Quasar Winds to Furious Starbursts
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to solve a decades-old mystery about the origin of powerful cool... 3 days
galaxy orbits in the local supercluster Galaxy Orbits in the Local Supercluster
ASTRO WATCH A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our... 4 days
Galaxy orbits in the local supercluster
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our extended local neighborhood, showing the past motions of almost 1,400 galaxies within 100 million light years of the Milky Way. The... 4 days
Galaxy orbits in the local supercluster
PHYS.ORG A team of astronomers from Maryland, Hawaii, Israel, and France has produced the most detailed map ever of the orbits of galaxies in our extended local neighborhood, showing the past motions of almost 1400 galaxies within... 4 days
Are molecules right-handed or left-handed? Properties of chiral molecules at the attosecond level
PHYS.ORG You can get a good idea of chirality by putting a right-handed glove on your left hand—two identical shapes that cannot be... 4 days
Astronomy for the Hearing-Impaired: New List Shows Signs for 47 Terms
SPACE.COM A team of scientists and educators has just released a list of 47 common astronomy terms — such as comet, galaxy, asteroid and telescope — as rendered... 4 days
Galaxy growth in a massive halo in the first billion years of cosmic history
SCIENCE DAILY Observations of two galaxies made with the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) radio telescope suggest that large... 5 days
A precise measurement of the magnetic field in the corona of the black hole binary V404 Cygni
Science Magazine Observations of binary stars containing an accreting black hole or neutron star often show... 5 days
ALMA Finds Two Extremely Massive Star-Forming Galaxies in Very Early Universe
SCI-NEWS.COM New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) push back the epoch of... 5 days
Hands in the stars: The first international comparative list of astronomical words in sign languages
PHYS.ORG During the International Year of Astronomy in 2009, an encyclopedic dictionary of astronomy for French Sign Language, entitled... 5 days
Herschel data links mysterious quasar winds to furious starbursts
PHYS.ORG Astronomers have used ESA's Herschel Space Observatory to solve a decades-old mystery about the origin of powerful cool gas winds in the hot environs of quasars. The evidence linking these... 5 days
New research bridges scaling gap between astrophysics and cosmology
PHYS.ORG In their respective efforts to understand the universe and all it comprises, there is a telling gap between what cosmologists and astrophysicists study and how they study it: scale. Cosmologists... 5 days
2 Bizarre Ancient Galaxies Found in a Colossal Sea of Dark Matter
SPACE.COM Two enormous galaxies seen merging in the distant universe have astronomers rethinking the leading theory of how galaxies form. 5 days
found the most distant supermassive black hole ever observed Found: The Most-Distant Supermassive Black Hole Ever Observed
ASTRO WATCH A team of astronomers led by Carnegie’s Eduardo Bañados used Carnegie’s Magellan telescopes to discover the most-distant supermassive black hole... 6 days
massive primordial galaxies found swimming in vast ocean of dark matter Massive Primordial Galaxies Found Swimming in Vast Ocean of Dark Matter
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers expect that the first galaxies, those that formed just a few hundred million... 6 days
SuperTIGER balloon flies again to study heavy cosmic particles
PHYS.ORG A science team in Antarctica is preparing to loft a balloon-borne instrument to collect information on cosmic rays, high-energy particles from beyond the solar system that enter Earth's atmosphere every... 6 days
ALMA finds massive primordial galaxies swimming in vast ocean of dark matter
SCIENCE DAILY New observations push back the epoch of massive-galaxy formation even further by identifying two giant galaxies seen when the universe was only 780 million... 6 days
ALMA finds massive primordial galaxies swimming in vast ocean of dark matter
PHYS.ORG Astronomers expect that the first galaxies, those that formed just a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, would share many similarities with... 6 days
New stellar stream discovered by astronomers
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—An international team of astronomers has detected a new thin stellar stream in the halo of the Milky Way galaxy. The newly discovered feature, named "jet stream," could help researchers answer fundamental questions about the mass... 7 days
Double Supermassive Black Hole ‘Photobombs’ Andromeda Galaxy
SCI-NEWS.COM Using X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and optical data from ground-based telescopes, astronomers have spotted what could be the most... 1 week
astronomer s map reveals location of mysterious fast moving gas Astronomer's Map Reveals Location of Mysterious Fast-Moving Gas
ASTRO WATCH An Australian scientist has created the most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the Universe around us.... 1 week
MACHOs are dead, WIMPs are a no-show -- say hello to SIMPs
SCIENCE DAILY The nature of dark matter remains elusive, with numerous experimental searches for WIMPs coming up empty-handed and MACHOs all but abandoned. Theorists have proposed... 1 week
Astronomer's map reveals location of mysterious fast-moving gas
SCIENCE DAILY The most detailed map ever of clouds of high-velocity gas in the universe around us has now been developed by scientsits. The map covers the entire sky and shows curious clouds of... 1 week
Hubble sees galaxy cluster warping space and time
PHYS.ORG This picturesque view from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope peers into the distant universe to reveal a galaxy cluster called Abell 2537. 1 week
Model of galaxy and star cluster formation corrected
PHYS.ORG When galaxy clusters and globular star clusters form, a phenomenon called "violent relaxation" occurs. After interacting intensely, the thousands or even millions of bodies reach a state of relative gravitational equilibrium and... 1 week
Hubble Sees Explosive Spiral Galaxy: LEDA 53183
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has delivered an unrivalled snapshot of a spiral galaxy called LEDA 53183. LEDA 53183, also known as... 1 week
ESO’s MUSE Instrument Explores Hubble Ultra Deep Field
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using the Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer (MUSE) instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have observed the Hubble Ultra Deep... 2 weeks
Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda galaxy
PHYS.ORG VIDEO It seems like even black holes can't resist the temptation to insert themselves unannounced into photographs. A cosmic photobomb found as a background object in images of the nearby Andromeda galaxy has revealed what... 2 weeks
Blowing in the stellar wind: Scientists reduce the chances of life on exoplanets in so-called habitable zones
PHYS.ORG Is there life beyond Earth in the cosmos? Astronomers looking for signs have found... 2 weeks
gemini observations show distant black hole pair is photobombing culprit Gemini Observations Show Distant Black Hole Pair is 'Photobombing' Culprit
ASTRO WATCH Gemini observations played a critical role in research by scientists at the University of Washington in... 2 weeks
deepest ever spectroscopic survey completed Deepest Ever Spectroscopic Survey Completed
ASTRO WATCH Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey ever. They focused on the Hubble Ultra Deep... 2 weeks
ALMA Spots Eleven Protostars near Milky Way’s Central Black Hole
SCI-NEWS.COM The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has revealed the telltale signs of 11 low-mass stars forming... 2 weeks
alma discovers infant stars surprisingly near galaxy s supermassive black hole ALMA Discovers Infant Stars Surprisingly Near Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole
ASTRO WATCH At the center of our galaxy, in the immediate vicinity of its supermassive black hole, is... 2 weeks
Why is massive star formation quenched in galaxy centers?
PHYS.ORG The current cosmological model to explain the universe, the "Big Bang" model, aims to describe all observable phenomena, including the evolution of galaxies from earliest times to the present day.... 2 weeks
Neighboring Galaxy Dazzles in Most Detailed Radio Image Ever
SPACE.COM A new radio image of our neighboring dwarf galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, highlights its swirls of atomic hydrogen gas to help researchers understand the galaxy's evolution. 2 weeks
Found Them! 72 Unseen Galaxies Found Hiding in Plain Sight
SPACE.COM Astronomers have found 72 never-before-seen galaxies hiding in plain sight inside a vast patch of the sky previously observed by the Hubble Space Telescope. 2 weeks
ASKAP Telescope Captures Most Detailed Radio Image of Small Magellanic Cloud
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers using CSIRO’s Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) at the Murchison Radio-Astronomy Observatory... 2 weeks
MUSE probes uncharted depths of Hubble Ultra Deep Field
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile have conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey ever. They focused on the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, measuring distances and... 2 weeks
why is massive star formation quenched in galaxy centers Why Is Massive Star Formation Quenched in Galaxy Centers?
ASTRO WATCH A study led by a researcher at the IAC and published in Nature Astronomy points to the role... 2 weeks
Why is massive star formation quenched in galaxy centers?
SCIENCE DAILY A new study proposes that one of the reasons that slows down the rate at which massive stars form in galaxies is the existence of relatively large magnetic fields. Research... 2 weeks
Infant stars found surprisingly near galaxy's supermassive black hole
SCIENCE DAILY ALMA has revealed the telltale signs of eleven low-mass stars forming perilously close -- within three light-years -- to the Milky Way's supermassive black hole. 2 weeks
ALMA discovers infant stars surprisingly near galaxy's supermassive black hole
PHYS.ORG At the center of our galaxy, in the immediate vicinity of its supermassive black hole, is a region wracked by powerful tidal forces and bathed in intense ultraviolet... 2 weeks
3D Motions of Stars in Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy Hint at Underlying Dark Matter
SCI-NEWS.COM Based on the combination of data taken 12 years apart... 2 weeks
Astronomers discover 21 changing-look active galactic nuclei
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A group of astronomers led by Qian Yang of the Peking University in Beijing, China, has detected 21 active galactic nuclei (AGN) of a rare type known as changing-look AGNs. The finding, reported November... 2 weeks
Astronomers create most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy
PHYS.ORG Astronomers at ANU have created the most detailed radio image of nearby dwarf galaxy, the Small Magellanic Cloud, revealing secrets of how it formed and how it is... 2 weeks
50 Years Ago Jocelyn Bell Discovered Pulsars and Changed Our View of the Universe
SPACE.COM VIDEO 2017 marks 50 years since pulsars were discovered. In that time, we have found more than 2,600 pulsars (mostly in... 2 weeks
Microquasar study reveals the structure of faraway radio galaxies
PHYS.ORG Researchers from the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB) and the University of Jaén have described, for the first time, the structure of a Z-shaped galactic... 2 weeks
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MUSE probes uncharted depths of Hubble Ultra Deep Field
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50 Years Ago Jocelyn Bell Discovered Pulsars and Changed Our View of the Universe
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