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The Tools Humanity Will Need for Living in the Year 1 Trillion

June 25, 2018

Since the 1990s, astrophysicists have known that for the past few billion years, the Universe has been experiencing…
350,000 stellar systems to be mapped by Warwick astronomers

November 17, 2017

Astrophysicists from the University of Warwick have joined the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V) – one of the…
Treasure hunting in archive data reveals clues about black holes’ diet

July 24, 2015

Using archival data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and the XMM-Newton and Chandra X-ray telescopes, a team…
Technicians on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey may be the last to use hand-plugged fiber plates

February 23, 2015

A decade or two ago, technicians often spent the day snapping optical fibers into metal “plug plates” by…
Map of mysterious molecules in galaxy sheds new light on century-old puzzle

January 9, 2015

By analyzing the light of hundreds of thousands of celestial objects, Johns Hopkins astronomers from the Sloan Digital…
Hearing the Early Universe’s Scream: Sloan Survey Announces New Findings

January 7, 2015

Imagine a single mission that would allow you to explore the Milky Way and beyond, investigating cosmic chemistry, hunting planets,…
The Most Distant “Changing Look” Quasar Discovered

December 9, 2014

Quasars or, as the scientific terminology defines them, quasi-stellar sources of radio and visible light waves belong to a larger…
Red stars and big bulges: how black holes shape galaxies

April 23, 2014

The universe we can see is made up of billions of galaxies, each containing anywhere from hundreds of…
Newly discovered tidal dwarf galaxy is the closest to the Milky Way

April 8, 2014

Polish scientists reported that they have discovered a dwarf galaxy in the Leo Triplet, which may become one…
BOSS Quasars Track the Expanding Universe – the Most Precise Measurement Yet

April 8, 2014

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III), pioneered…
An Incredible Visualization of Asteroids from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

February 24, 2014

Who knew asteroids could be so beautiful and mesmerizing? In 2008, a group of astronomers led by Alex Parker did a…
Quasars illuminate swiftly swirling clouds around galaxies

January 9, 2014

A new study of light from quasars has provided astronomers with illuminating insights into the swirling clouds of…
Update: BOSS Measures the Universe to One-Percent Accuracy

January 9, 2014

Today the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Collaboration announced that BOSS has measured the scale of the universe…
A One-Percent Measure of Galaxies Half the Universe Away

January 9, 2014

Researchers from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) yesterday announced that they have measured the distance to galaxies…
Dwarf Galaxies Give Clues to Origin of Supermassive Black Holes

January 7, 2014

Poring through data from a large sky survey, astronomers have found more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with…
Surprising Image Reveals New Tool to Study Magnetic Fields of Galaxies

December 18, 2013

An international group of astronomers, including Marita Krause and Rainer Beck from Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (MPIfR) in Bonn,…
New type of black-hole quasar discovered

November 8, 2013

Like our Milky Way, every known large galaxy has at its center a supermassive black hole, some of…
Researchers publish enormous catalog of more than 300,000 nearby galaxies

September 24, 2013

More than 83,000 volunteer citizen scientists. Over 16 million galaxy classifications. Information on more than 300,000 galaxies. This…
Constructing a 3D Map of the Large-Scale Structure of the Universe

August 9, 2013

An international team led by astronomers from Kyoto University, the University of Tokyo and the University of Oxford…
CSI: Milky Way

March 6, 2013

These days the core of the Milky Way galaxy is a pretty tame place…cosmically speaking. The galactic black…
Milky Way Leftover Shell Stars Discovered In Galactic Halo

February 22, 2013

Like tantalizing tidbits stored in the vast recesses of one’s refrigerator, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have…
Vanderbilt research contributes to new theory about the birth of wide binary stars

January 2, 2013

Research by Professor of Physics and Astronomy Keivan Stassun and postdoctoral scholar Saurav Dhital has contributed to a new theory…
Astronomers Identify Stellar Patrons of Milky Way Bar

December 21, 2012

Forget the restaurant at the end of the Universe – astronomers now have the clearest picture yet of…
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