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Scientists detect extreme emission from a far away dying star

November 26, 2019

Researchers at DTU Space, in an international collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute, have for the first time…
NASA’s TESS helps astronomers study red-giant stars, examine a too-close planet

November 20, 2019

NASA’s planet-hunting TESS Mission keeps giving astronomers new realities to examine and explain. Case in point: astronomers using the tools…
Runaway star was ejected from the “heart of darkness”

November 15, 2019

A star traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of…
Image credit: Jorgen Christensen-Dalsgaard/UCSB
A Flash and a Shudder

October 30, 2019

New findings detail a method for investigating the inner workings of stars in a rare phase. In five…
Stars Pollute, but Galaxies Recycle

October 29, 2019

Galaxies were once thought of as lonely islands in the universe: clumps of matter floating through otherwise empty…
Black Hole Seeds Missing in Cosmic Garden

September 25, 2019

In the vast garden of the universe, the heaviest black holes grew from seeds. Nourished by the gas…
Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems

September 11, 2019

Sandia’s Z machine helps reconcile sun’s energy and composition Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia…
Sixteen Images for Spitzer’s Sweet 16

August 28, 2019

NASA launched its Spitzer Space Telescope into orbit around the Sun on Aug. 25, 2003. Since then, the…
Anatomy of a Cosmic Seagull

August 7, 2019

Colourful and wispy, this intriguing collection of objects is known as the Seagull Nebula, named for its resemblance…
Image of a Type Ia supernova. Image credit: Zwicky Transient Facility
Ghosts of Ancient Explosions Live on in Stars Today

August 6, 2019

When small, dense stars called white dwarfs explode, they produce bright, short-lived flares called Type Ia supernovae. These…
Star Light, Star Bright

August 5, 2019

Scientists can tell a lot about a star by the light it gives off. The color, for example,…
Scientists Weigh the Balance of Matter in Galaxy Clusters

July 23, 2019

A method of weighing the quantities of matter in galaxy clusters — the largest objects in our universe…
Credit: Project Nightflight
Stellar Wilderness in Southern Skies

May 10, 2019

Watching the tranquil serenity of this picture, it is hard to believe the violent origin of the bright…
The 88 Constellations and Their Brightest Stars (Infographic)

May 6, 2019

In an age without contemporary forms of entertainment, storytelling was a treasured pastime. The night sky and the…
Pinpointing Gaia to Map the Milky Way

May 4, 2019

ESO’s VST helps determine the spacecraft’s orbit to enable the most accurate map ever of more than a…
Hubble Astronomers Assemble Wide View of the Evolving Universe

May 3, 2019

Astronomers have put together the largest and most comprehensive “history book” of galaxies into one single image, using…
Sizing up a starry night

April 24, 2019

Asteroids help scientists measure distant stars Look up at the sky on a clear night, and you’ll see…
Making Good Use of Bad Weather: Finding Metal-poor Stars Through the Clouds

April 19, 2019

The Gemini telescopes helped identify low-metallicity stars by gathering medium-resolution spectroscopic GMOS data for 666 bright stars under…
Black Hole Image Makes History

April 11, 2019

A black hole and its shadow have been captured in an image for the first time, a historic…
‘Space Butterfly’ Is Home to Hundreds of Baby Stars

March 28, 2019

What looks like a red butterfly in space is in reality a nursery for hundreds of baby stars,…
Ultra-sharp Images Make Old Stars Look Absolutely Marvelous!

March 25, 2019

Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters…
A Cosmic Bat in Flight

March 16, 2019

ESO’s Cosmic Gems Programme captures the Cosmic Bat’s dusty clouds. ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has caught a glimpse of…
SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

February 9, 2019

Dust particles form as dying red giant stars throw off material and become part of interstellar clouds of various sizes,…
Liberal Sprinkling of Salt Discovered around a Young Star

February 8, 2019

New ALMA observations show there is ordinary table salt in a not-so-ordinary location: 1,500 light-years from Earth in…
Bubbles of Brand New Stars

February 7, 2019

This region of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) glows in striking colours in this image captured by the…
Lucky find for Hubble – a new galaxy in the cosmic neighbourhood

February 4, 2019

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study some of the oldest and faintest stars in the…
Astronomers find star material could be building block of life

January 29, 2019

An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life…
Hubble’s Cosmic Holiday Wreath

December 22, 2018

This festive NASA Hubble Space Telescope image resembles a holiday wreath made of sparkling lights. The bright southern…
Newly discovered adolescent star seen undergoing ‘growth spurt’

December 21, 2018

Astronomers have discovered a young star undergoing a rare growth spurt – giving a fascinating glimpse into the…
Outer Solar System Object has Astronomers Seeing Double

December 20, 2018

Extremely high-resolution speckle observations by Gemini South deliver critical details on a star (or stars) lying in the…
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