Results tagged “astronomy”

Scientists have announced the discovery of the most massive star ever known to be destroyed by a supernova explosion, challenging known models of how massive stars die and providing insight into the death of the first stars in the universe.

To understand the most ordinary matter in the universe -- and the extraordinary things that happen to it -- a Yale-led team of astronomers took a deep dive into the cosmic fog.

Hubble Catches Two Galaxies Interacting

The pair of strange, luminescent creatures at play in this image are actually galaxies -- realms of millions upon millions of stars.

How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence?

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is set to become the largest radio telescope on Earth.

Production Sites of Stars Are Rare

Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO) 45-meter telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3% of the total mass of gas distributed in the Milky Way.

An astronomer from the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy and an international team published a new study that reveals more of the vast cosmic structure surrounding our Milky Way galaxy.

Orbital Stargazing

The Earth's limb and the atmospheric glow highlight the thin blue atmosphere back lit by the Sun's rays during a period between night and day.

Astronomers obtained the first detailed face-on view of a gaseous disk feeding the growth of a massive baby star.

The supermassive black hole at the centre of jellyfish galaxy JO201 is stripping away gas and throwing it out into space, accelerating suppression of star formation and effectively 'killing' the galaxy.

Researchers using the radio telescope ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early Universe 13 billion years ago.

When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos with bright, explosive bursts of light and material known as supernovae.

Like whirlpools in the ocean, spinning black holes in space create a swirling torrent around them. However, black holes do not create eddies of wind or water. Rather, they generate disks of gas and dust heated to hundreds of millions of degrees that glow in X-ray light.

Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are among the most enigmatic and powerful events in the cosmos.

Galaxies grow by accumulating gas from their surroundings and converting it to stars, but the details of this process have remained murky.

Take a look at any galaxy in the universe through a telescope or in pictures captured by observatories and you might think you have a good idea of its shape.

Hundreds of thousands of volunteers have helped to overturn almost a century of galaxy classification, in a new study using data from the longstanding Galaxy Zoo project.

If astronomers want to learn about how supermassive black holes form, they have to start small--really small, astronomically speaking.

New ALMA observations reveal a never-before-seen disk of cool, interstellar gas wrapped around the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.

In this large celestial mosaic taken by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, there's a lot to see, including multiple clusters of stars born from the same dense clumps of gas and dust. Some of these clusters are older than others and more evolved, making this a generational stellar portrait.

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