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Gemini Observatory Captures Multicolor Image of First-ever Interstellar Comet  ASTRO WATCH · 39 minutes
The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple... more
The Rare Molecule Weighing in on the Birth of Planets  ASTRO WATCH · 13 hours
Astronomers using one of the most advanced radio telescopes have discovered a rare molecule in the... more
First Water Detected on Potentially ‘Habitable’ Planet  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Water vapor has been detected in the atmosphere of a super-Earth with habitable temperatures by UCL researchers in a world first. K2-18b,... more
Graphene Detector Can Revolutionize Space Telescopes  ASTRO WATCH · 3 days
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have demonstrated a detector made from graphene that could revolutionize the sensors used in next-generation space telescopes. The... more
Giant Balloon-like Structures Discovered at Center of Milky Way  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever... more
Explosive Nitrogen Created Craters That Pock Titan  ASTRO WATCH · 4 days
The topography of Titan, the largest of moon of Saturn, seems serene in Cassini mission images, but lakes of liquid methane that... more
Are Black Holes Made of Dark Energy?  ASTRO WATCH · 5 days
Two University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa researchers have identified and corrected a subtle error that was made when applying Einstein’s equations to... more
Bingo Developing Industry: Meet & Greet Dragonfish!  ASTRO WATCH · 6 days
It's no secret that the popularity of any game depends on many factors. This is both conveniences for the user, and hype... more
New Salt-based Propellant Proven Compatible in Dual-mode Rocket Engines  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
For dual-mode rocket engines to be successful, a propellant must function in both combustion and electric propulsion systems.... more
Closing in on Elusive Particles  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
In the quest to prove that matter can be produced without antimatter, the GERDA experiment at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy is looking for... more
It’s Not Aurora, It’s STEVE  ASTRO WATCH · 1 week
Aurora-watchers gazing at spectacular displays over the Labor Day weekend may have been seeing more than the northern lights. They may have been dazzled by STEVE... more
Space Dragons: Researchers Observe Energy Consumption in Quasars  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Quasars are the Universe's brightest beacons; shining with magnitudes more luminosity than entire galaxies and the stars they contain. In... more
Study Tests Performance of Electric Solid Propellant  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren’t susceptible to ignite from a spark or... more
Russian Humanoid Robot Fedor 'Complains' About Cosmonaut ‘Threatening’ Him During Repair Work  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The humanoid robot’s trip to the International Space Station got off to a rocky start last week after the first attempt to dock at... more
Hints of a Volcanically Active Exomoon  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
A rocky extrasolar moon (exomoon) with bubbling lava may orbit a planet 550 light-years away from us. This is suggested by an international team... more
Busy Older Stars Outpace Stellar Youngsters, New Study Shows  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
The oldest stars in our Galaxy are also the busiest, moving more rapidly than their younger counterparts in... more
AI Learns to Model Our Universe  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Researchers have successfully created a model of the Universe using artificial intelligence, reports a new study. Scientists seek to understand our Universe by making... more
Newly Discovered Giant Planet Slingshots Around Its Star  ASTRO WATCH · 2 weeks
Astronomers have discovered a planet three times the mass of Jupiter that travels on a long, egg-shaped path around its... more
Astrophysicists Link Brightening of Pulsar Wind Nebula to Pulsar Spin-down Rate Transition  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate... more
Study Models New Method to Accelerate Nanoparticles  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois and the Missouri University of Science and Technology modeled a method to... more
In a Quantum Future, Which Starship Destroys The Other?  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Quantum mechanics boasts all sorts of strange features, one being quantum superposition – the peculiar circumstance in which... more
Storms on Jupiter Are Disturbing the Planet’s Colorful Belts  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Storm clouds rooted deep in Jupiter's atmosphere are affecting the planet's white zones and colorful belts, creating disturbances... more
Atacama Desert Microbes May Hold Clues to Life on Mars  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by... more
Spaceflight Consistently Affects the Gut  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A new Northwestern University study discovered that spaceflight -- both aboard a space shuttle or the International Space Station (ISS) -- has a consistent effect on... more
Enabling Longer Space Missions  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has reignited interest in space travel. However, almost any mission beyond the moon, whether manned or unmanned, will require... more
Stardust in the Antarctic Snow  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The quantity of cosmic dust that trickles down to Earth each year ranges between several thousand and ten thousand tons. Most of the tiny particles come... more
Black Hole Holograms  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
A research team from Osaka University, Nihon University and Chuo University has proposed a novel theoretical framework whose experiment could be performed in a laboratory to better understand the physics... more
Microgravity Changes Brain Connectivity: What Happens to the Human Brain in Weightlessness  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
An international team of Russian and Belgian researchers has found out that space travel has a significant impact on the brain: they discovered that... more
A Second Planet in the Beta Pictoris System  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
A team of astronomers led by Anne-Marie Lagrange, a CNRS researcher at the Institut de Planétologie et d’Astrophysique de Grenoble... more
6 Ways To Write Your Astronomy Research Paper  ASTRO WATCH · 4 weeks
Writing a technical paper about the deepest secrets of the universe isn't an easy task at all. That is why... more
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