Galaxies
Astronomers Take First, High-Resolution Look at Huge Star-Forming Region of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Planck reveals link between active galaxies and their dark matter environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists have used the tiny distortions imprinted on the cosmic microwave background by the gravity of matter throughout the universe, recorded by ESA's Planck satellite, to... more
Research provides insights into molecular gas in the massive spiral galaxy NGC 5908  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
In a recently published research, which is part of a broader observational campaign focused on studying massive spiral galaxies, astronomers have investigated... more
Lithium detected in an ancient star gives new clues for Big Bang nucleosynthesis  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK) have detected lithium (Li) in the ancient... more
NEOWISE Celebrates Five Years of Asteroid Data  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five... more
There's a Tiny, Bright Magnetar Photobombing Our Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole  LIVE SCIENCE · 4 days
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
NEOWISE celebrates five years of asteroid data  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission released its fifth year of survey data on April 11, 2019. The five years of NEOWISE data have significantly advanced scientists' knowledge of asteroids and... more
Travel Through Wormholes Is Possible, But Slow  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible.... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of astronomers used a newly commissioned radio telescope in South Korea to make the first high-resolution observations of the molecular clouds within... more
Astronomers take first, high-resolution look at huge star-forming region of Milky Way  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Astronomers from the United States and South Korea have made the first high-resolution, radio telescope observations of the molecular clouds within a massive star-forming... more
Travel through wormholes is possible, but slow  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. But don't pack your bags for a trip to other side of the... more
Video: The making of the largest 3-D map of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
DESI, the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, will mobilize 5,000 swiveling robots – each one pointing a thin strand of fiber-optic cable – to gather the light... more
Are Brown Dwarfs Failed Stars Or Super-Planets?  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Brown dwarfs fill the “gap” between stars and the much smaller planets – two very different types of astronomical objects. But how... more
Researchers observe formation of a magnetar 6.5 billion light years away  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A University of Arkansas researcher is part of a team of astronomers who have identified an outburst of X-ray emission from a galaxy approximately 6.5 billion... more
Virgin Galactic Trio, Including the 1st Woman, Receives Their Commercial Astronaut Wings  SPACE.COM · 1 week
Beth Moses, Virgin Galactic's chief astronaut instructor, recently received her commercial astronaut wings from the Federal Aviation Administration, making her the first woman to... more
No nausea for Beth Moses, Virgin's space tourist trainer  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Beth Moses was in the cabin of a Virgin Galactic spaceship when it climbed to 56 miles above California's Mojave Desert on February 22, crossing the boundary of the atmosphere... more
'Monster Black Hole: The First Image' Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a... more
The first picture of a black hole opens a new era of astrophysics  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Astronomers used a network of telescopes around the world to take a picture of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87. more
Astronomers capture first image of a black hole  MIT · 2 weeks
ESO, ALMA, and APEX contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87. more
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the "gap" between stars and the much smaller planets—two very different types of astronomical objects. But how they originate has yet to be fully explained. Astronomers from Heidelberg University may now... more
'Black Holes: The First Image' Premieres Tonight on Science Channel (Video)  SPACE.COM · 2 weeks
Learn how a scientific team used radio telescopes to peer past galactic clouds of dust and gas trying to take the first-ever photograph a black hole. more
Virgin Galactic's first test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after... more
Virgin Galactic's 1st test passenger gets commercial astronaut wings  REUTERS · 2 weeks
Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger received her commercial astronaut wings from the U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday after... more
Are brown dwarfs failed stars or super-planets?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Brown dwarfs fill the 'gap' between stars and the much smaller planets. But how they originate has yet to be fully explained. Astronomers may now be able to answer that question. They discovered that... more
Lunar habitat and rocket engines on display this year at Space Symposium  SPACE NEWS · 2 weeks
In addition to more than 200 exhibitors spread over two exhibit halls, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Lockheed Martin and Virgin Galactic have brought along full-scale space... more
VLA Makes First Direct Image of Key Feature of Powerful Radio Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers used the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to make the first direct image of a dusty, doughnut-shaped feature... more
Gamma-ray blazars in the sky  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
When the supermassive black holes at the center of galaxies accrete material, they can eject powerful jets of charged particles at speeds approaching that of light. These particles in turn emit radiation across the electromagnetic spectrum, from radio... more
VLA makes first direct image of key feature of powerful radio galaxies  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A dusty, doughnut-shaped feature long thought to be an essential part of the 'engines' at the cores of active galaxies is seen for the... more
Light pollution: The dark side of keeping the lights on  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Twenty five years ago, Los Angeles experienced a massive power blackout due to an earthquake. The entire city was thrust into darkness. The emergency call service, 911, was... more
Journey to the Big Bang through the lithium of a Milky Way star  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the University of Cambridge have detected lithium in a primitive star in... more
Giant molecular outflow detected from the quasar PDS 456  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, astronomers have detected a galaxy-wide molecular outflow from the quasar PDS 456. The findings are presented in a paper published March... more
SOFIA Captures Cosmic Light Show of Star Formation  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
When massive stars — many times larger than our Sun— are born, they shine hot and bright before eventually exploding... more
VLA makes first direct image of key feature of powerful radio galaxies  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Astronomers used the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to make the first direct image of a dusty, doughnut-shaped feature... more
Astronomers take a closer look at a nearby dwarf active galactic nucleus  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
An international team of astronomers has conducted optical and spectroscopic observations of the dwarf galaxy NGC 4395 that contains an active galactic nucleus (AGN).... more
Star formation in galactic centers  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Stars form from the gas and dust in molecular clouds via a series of complex processes that are currently only partly understood, and the evolution of these clouds drives the evolution of the stellar populations in the universe.... more
Hubble Sees Globular Cluster Messier 2  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
NASA has released a stunning image snapped by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope of the globular cluster Messier 2. Globular clusters are spherical groups... more
Physicists Constrain Dark Matter  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Researchers from Russia, Finland, and the U.S. have put a constraint on the theoretical model of dark matter particles by analyzing data from astronomical observations of active galactic... more
Galaxia, a new boost for ESA Education  ESA · 3 weeks
New Space, quest for innovation and integrated applications, new business models, global challenges: this is the scenario that the ESA Education programme... more
4 things we’ll learn from the first closeup image of a black hole  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they... more
4 things we’ll learn from the first close-up image of a black hole  SCIENCE-NEWS · 3 weeks
Scientists are gearing up to release the first image of the black hole at the center of the galaxy. Here’s what they... more
Testing Einstein's equivalence principle near a supermassive black hole  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The GRAVITY Collaboration, a team of researchers at several renowned institutes including the Max Planck Institute, LESIA Paris Observatory and the European Southern Observatory, has recently tested part of the... more
How to use gravitational waves to measure the expansion of the universe  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
On the morning of Aug. 17, 2017, after traveling for more than a hundred million years, the aftershocks from a massive collision in a... more
Physicists constrain dark matter  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers from Russia, Finland, and the U.S. have put a constraint on the theoretical model of dark matter particles by analyzing data from astronomical observations of active galactic nuclei. The new findings provide an added incentive for research groups around... more
Unusual galaxies defy dark matter theory  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
After drawing both praise and skepticism, the team of astronomers who discovered NGC 1052-DF2 – the very first known galaxy to contain little to no dark matter – are back with stronger evidence about its bizarre... more
Cosmic fireworks in the clouds: Volunteer detectives sought for Magellanic Clouds Cluster Search  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Caught in a cosmic dance, our nearest neighbor galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds, are cartwheeling and circling each other as they fall toward... more
Waiting for neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
On Feb. 24, 1987, light from a supernova that exploded 168,000 years ago in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbor of the Milky Way, reached Earth. Astronomers Ian Shelton and Oscar Duhalde at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile first... more
Astronomers investigate supermassive black hole in the radio galaxy PKS 2251+11  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Italian astronomers have conducted an X-ray analysis of the accreting supermassive black hole in the broad line radio galaxy PKS 2251+11 as part of a study... more
Ultra-sharp images make old stars look absolutely marvelous!  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably sharp image looks back into the early... more
NASA: 360-Degree Visualization Shows Galactic Center  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
A new immersive, 360-degree, ultra-high-definition visualization provides more details of what NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory sees in X-rays around the supermassive black hole at... more
Visit the Heart of the Milky Way in This 360-Degree, 4K Simulation (Video)  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Put yourself at the center of an ever-changing Milky Way with this new immersive video of the galaxy's core. more
How the space industry learned to stop worrying and love the bubble  SPACE NEWS · 4 weeks
Perhaps the strongest sign to date that the space industry is in some kind of bubble is the creation of Hypergiant Galactic Systems. SpaceNews.com more
Universe Quickly Spawned Stars After Big Bang, Ancient Galaxy Shows  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
Observations of the most distant galaxy ever identified revealed traces of oxygen from at least one previous generation of stars, a sign that star formation got off to... more
Study reveals properties of a Type Ib supernova in NGC 4080  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A recent study conducted by astronomers has revealed important observational properties of a Type Ib supernova designated MASTER OT J120451.50+265946.6, which exploded in the galaxy NGC... more
What ionized the universe?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The sparsely distributed hot gas that exists in the space between galaxies, the intergalactic medium, is ionized. The question is, how? Astronomers know that once the early universe expanded and cooled enough, hydrogen (its main constituent) recombined into neutral atoms.... more
Get Ready for Milky Way Season with These Galactic Night-Sky Photos  SPACE.COM · 4 weeks
The Milky Way stretches across the early-morning sky in these glistening views captured by astrophotographer Sérgio Conceição in Campinho, Portugal. more
Galactic Center Visualization Delivers Star Power  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization. This 360-movie offers an unparalleled... more
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