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What 100,000 star factories in 74 galaxies reveal about star formation

1 week ago from Physorg

Galaxies come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Some of the most significant differences among galaxies, however, relate to where and how they form new stars. Compelling research...

Chang'e 4: Why the moon's far side looks red in new images

1 week ago from Physorg

The first ever images taken from the surface of the far side of the moon have been released following the Chinese National Space Administration's (CNSA) successful landing there. The lander...

Cygnus A: Ricocheting black hole jet discovered by Chandra

1 week ago from Physorg

A ricocheting jet blasting from a giant black hole has been captured by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, as reported in our latest press release. In this composite image of Cygnus...

Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time

1 week ago from Science Daily

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse...

Messier 94 forces scientists to rethink galaxy formation models

1 week ago from UPI

Scientists have discovered a Milky Way-like galaxy with surprisingly few satellite galaxies.

China moon rover 'Jade Rabbit' wakes from 'nap'

1 week ago from Physorg

China's lunar rover got back to work on the far side of the moon Thursday after waking from a five-day hibernation, its official social media page announced.

Magnetar mysteries in our galaxy and beyond

1 week ago from Physorg

In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) have analyzed pulses of radio waves coming from a magnetar—a rotating, dense, dead star with a...

X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

1 week ago from Science Blog

On Nov. 22, 2014, astronomers spotted a rare event in the night sky: A supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy, nearly 300 million light-years from Earth, ripping...

CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst from other galaxy

1 week ago from Science Blog

Assistant professor of physics Laura Newburgh is part of a Canadian-led experiment that has detected the second-known example of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating far outside the Milky Way galaxy....

Astronomers uncover the brightest quasar in the early universe – J043947.08+163415.7

1 week ago from Science Blog

Researchers have discovered the brightest quasar yet known, detected from the period when the universe’s star-making hydrogen gas became ionized, known as “reionization.” The international research team found the quasar’s...

Why Is Uranus on Its Side? Incredible Simulations Could Solve the Mystery.

1 week ago from Space.com

Solar systems are messy places, but the tools astronomers use to understand these systems can re-create that chaos with surprising beauty.

This Huge Black Hole Is Spinning at Half the Speed of Light!

1 week ago from Space.com

The crumbs left over from a supermassive black hole's recent meal have allowed scientists to calculate the monster's rotation rate, and the results are mind-boggling.

Mysterious Blobs Around M-Dwarf Stars May Be Bad News for Alien Life

1 week ago from Space.com

The sort of small, young, active stars that have become most exciting to astronomers looking for exoplanets may actually push away precisely what could be necessary to carry water to...

See the Earth, Moon and Asteroid Bennu in a Single Photo

1 week ago from Space.com

Here's something you don't see every day: Earth, the moon and a potentially dangerous asteroid, all in the same frame.

Lifting the veil on star formation in the Orion Nebula

1 week ago from Physorg

The stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula prevents more new stars from forming nearby. That is the result of new research conducted by an international research...

World-first chameleon satellite leaving native British shores

1 week ago from Physorg

The last component of British-built chameleon satellite, Eutelsat Quantum, is getting ready to leave home for good.

Martian chronicles

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Stunning scenes captured by Mars Express during its 15 years imaging the Red Planet

Donald Trump to head to Mexican border in Texas on Thursday

1 week ago from UPI

President Donald Trump will visit the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas on Thursday to survey security.

More Trouble for the Hubble Telescope as a Primary Camera Malfunctions

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Last year a gyroscope died, now there’s a camera glitch. That’s just the telescope “aging gracefully,” the mission director said.

Lifting the veil on star formation in the Orion Nebula

1 week ago from Science Daily

Astronomers describe their discovery that stellar wind from a newborn star in the Orion Nebula is preventing more stars from forming nearby.

The lonely giant: Milky Way-sized galaxy lacking galactic neighbors

1 week ago from Science Daily

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, fewer galaxies were born than expected -- and that could create new questions for galaxy physics, according to a new study.

X-ray pulse detected near event horizon as black hole devours star

1 week ago from Science Daily

New findings are the first demonstration of a tidal disruption flare being used to estimate a black hole's spin.

Long-duration space missions have lasting effects on spinal muscles

1 week ago from Science Daily

Astronauts who spend several months on the International Space Station have significant reductions in the size and density of paraspinal muscles of the trunk after returning to Earth, reports a...

XMM-Newton captures final cries of star shredded by black hole

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Astronomers using ESA's XMM-Newton space observatory have studied a black hole devouring a star and discovered an exceptionally bright and stable signal that allowed them to determine the black hole’s...

Mysterious repeating signal in space discovered

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Is it a sign of alien life? Astronomers have yet to detect where these signals come from

Ultrabright Quasar Lit Up the Early Universe

1 week ago from Live Science

Astronomers just found a galaxy with a glowing heart that is almost as old as the universe itself.

The lonely giant: Milky Way-sized galaxy lacking galactic neighbors

1 week ago from Physorg

Long ago in a galaxy far, far away, fewer galaxies were born than expected—and that could create new questions for galaxy physics, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Cosmic telescope zooms in on the beginning of time

1 week ago from Physorg

Observations from Gemini Observatory identify a key fingerprint of an extremely distant quasar, allowing astronomers to sample light emitted from the dawn of time. Astronomers happened upon this deep glimpse...