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X-rays and Gravitational Waves Will Combine to Illuminate Massive Black Hole Collisions  ASTRO WATCH · 1 day
A new study by a group of researchers at the University of Birmingham has found that collisions of supermassive black holes may be simultaneously... more
Stars Need a Partner to Spin Universe’s Brightest Explosions  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick astronomers have... more
TESS Dates an Ancient Collision with Our Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
A single bright star in the constellation of Indus, visible from the southern hemisphere, has revealed new insights on an... more
Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History of Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars. New observations based... more
Astronomers Pinpoint Two New 'Tatooine' Planetary Systems  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers announced Monday the first discovery made by NASA's TESS mission of a two-star planetary system. Led by researchers at NASA's Goddard... more
TESS Finds Its First Earth-size Habitable-zone World  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star’s habitable zone, the range of distances where... more
New Map of Milky Way Reveals Giant Wave of Stellar Nurseries  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers at Harvard University have discovered a monolithic, wave-shaped gaseous structure - the largest... more
TESS Shows Ancient North Star Undergoes Eclipses  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers using data from NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have shown that Alpha Draconis, a well-studied star visible to the naked... more
A Fast Radio Burst Tracked Down to a Nearby Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers in Europe, working with members of Canada's CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, have pinpointed the... more
Simulated Image Demonstrates the Power of NASA’s Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Imagine a fleet of 100 Hubble Space Telescopes, deployed in a strategic space-invader-shaped array a million miles from Earth, scanning the universe at warp... more
Hubble Telescope Surveys Gigantic Galaxy  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
To kickstart the 30th anniversary year of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble has imaged a majestic spiral galaxy. Galaxy UGC 2885 may be the largest... more
Scientists Pin Down Timing of Lunar Dynamo’s Demise  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A conventional compass would be of little use on the moon, which today lacks a global magnetic field. But the... more
Lasers Learn to Accurately Spot Space Junk  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Chinese researchers have improved the accuracy in detecting space junk in earth's orbit, providing a more effective way to plot safe routes... more
Massive Gas Disk Raises Questions about Planet Formation Theory  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of... more
New Nano-barrier for Composites Could Strengthen Spacecraft Payloads  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The University of Surrey has developed a robust multi-layed nano-barrier for ultra-lightweight and stable carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) that... more
Nightside Barrier Gently Brakes ‘Bursty’ Plasma Bubbles  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
The solar wind that pummels the Earth's dayside magnetosphere causes turbulence, like air over a wing. Physicists at Rice University have developed... more
Researchers Crack Newton's Elusive Three-body Problem  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
It's been nearly 350 years since Sir Isaac Newton outlined the laws of motion, claiming "For every action, there is an equal and opposite... more
New Space Image Reveals Cosmic 'Candy Cane'  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Just in time for the holidays, a structure resembling a candy cane has emerged as the centerpiece of a new, colorful composite... more
New Clues on Dark Matter from the Darkest Galaxies  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
They are called low-surface-brightness galaxies and it is thanks to them that important confirmations and new information have... more
RIT and IAR Observe Pulsars for the First Time from South America  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Rochester Institute of Technology and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR) have collaborated to make the first pulsar observations from South America. A new... more
Developing a Technique to Study Past Martian Climate  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Joanna Clark has been interested in geology ever since she was a child. Today, the University of Houston doctoral student... more
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