Results tagged “astronomy”

Messier 18 in Sagittarius

Messier 18 was discovered and catalogued in 1764 by Charles Messier -- for whom the Messier Objects are named -- during his search for comet-like objects.

Measuring Oxygen In A Distant Galaxy

UCLA astronomers have made the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy.

Astronomers have used data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory to make a discovery that may have profound implications for understanding how the magnetic field in the Sun and stars like it are generated.

Alone on the cosmic road, far from any known celestial object, a young, independent star is going through a tremendous growth spurt.

In the second it takes to read these words, 65 billion neutrinos will shoot through every square centimeter of your body.

A team of hundreds of physicists and astronomers have announced results from the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies.

In its brief time gathering data this year, the Hitomi X-ray Observatory discovered something quite serene: the calm core in a massive cluster of galaxies.

Hubble Views A Tadpole Galaxy

This new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows a cosmic tadpole, with its bright head and elongated tail, wriggling through the inky black pool of space.

Research teams on both sides of the Atlantic have shown that precise modeling of the universe and its contents will change the detailed understanding of the evolution of the universe and the growth of structure in it.

Astronomers using the OISTER telescope consortium in Japan have uncovered new information about the origin of 'extraordinary supernovae' explosions, which are brighter than normal ones.

Astronomers have used new capabilities of the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to open a whole new realm of research into how galaxies evolve and interact with their surroundings over cosmic time.

New Einstein Ring Discovered

This unusual phenomenon, predicted by the theory of General Relativity, was discovered by chance by a doctoral student at the while analysing images of the Sculptor dwarf galaxy

More than 100 researchers and students from South Africa and around the world are meeting this week to share plans to use the MeerKAT radio telescope.

Astronomers have detected a sub-stellar object that used to be a star, after being consumed by its white dwarf companion.

An international team of astrophysicists, including Professor Phil Charles from the University of Southampton, have detected an intense wind from one of the closest known black holes to the Earth.

ESA's XMM-Newton has discovered gas streaming away at a quarter of the speed of light from very bright X-ray binaries in two nearby galaxies.

France's Microscope satellite, carrying a set of ESA high-tech thrusters, lifted off last night from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, taking advantage of the same Soyuz launch that took the EU's Sentinel-1B into orbit.

Herschel's View of the Galactic Plane

ESA's Herschel mission releases today a series of unprecedented maps of star-forming hubs in the plane of our Milky Way galaxy.

Looking Into Dwarf Galaxy Leo A

At first glance, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image seems to show an array of different cosmic objects, but the speckling of stars shown here actually forms a single body a nearby dwarf galaxy known as Leo A.

Subtle distortions hidden in ALMA's stunning image of the gravitational lens SDP.81 are telltale signs that a dwarf dark galaxy is lurking in the halo of a much larger galaxy nearly 4 billion light-years away.

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