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Scientists discover one of the most luminous 'new stars' ever
University of Leicester contributes to best-ever results on a 'new star' in a nearby galaxy (2017-10-11)

Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision
VLA detects radio waves from neutron-star collision that generated the gravitational waves observed by LIGO and VIRGO. Radio observatories will continue to provide important new information about this event over the coming months. (2017-10-16)

Astronomers successfully obtain first ever image of a black hole
The very first image of a black hole has been obtained by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight radio telescopes on four different continents designed for this purpose. (2019-04-11)

NASA's Fermi mission reveals its highest-energy gamma-ray bursts
For 10 years, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has scanned the sky for gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), the universe's most luminous explosions. A new catalog of the highest-energy blasts provides scientists with fresh insights into how they work. (2019-06-13)

Hubble observes 1st confirmed interstellar comet
Hubble has given astronomers their best look yet at an interstellar visitor -- comet 2I/Borisov -- whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. Comet 2I/Borisov is only the second such interstellar object known to have passed through the solar system. (2019-10-16)

NASA finds light rain in fading tropical depression fengshen
A NASA analysis of rainfall rates shows that the once mighty Fengshen is now a depression devoid of heavy rainfall. (2019-11-18)

VLT to search for planets in Alpha Centauri system
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be the targets for an eventual launch of miniature space probes by the Breakthrough Starshot initiative. (2017-01-09)

Science instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope successfully installed
With surgical precision, two dozen engineers and technicians successfully installed the package of science instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope into the telescope structure. The package is the collection of cameras and spectrographs that will record the light collected by Webb's giant golden mirror. (2016-05-24)

Why isn't the universe as bright as it should be?
This study explains why galaxies don't churn out as many stars as they should. (2015-03-04)

Pure iron grains are rare in the universe
Pure iron grains in interstellar space are far rarer than previously thought, shedding new light on the evolution history of matters in the universe. (2017-02-08)

Longest-lasting stellar eclipse discovered
Astronomers have discovered an unnamed pair of stars that sets a new record for both the longest duration stellar eclipse (3.5 years) and longest period between eclipses (69 years) in a binary system. (2016-02-18)

NREL, University of Washington scientists elevate quantum dot solar cell world record
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory established a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent. (2017-10-31)

Centenary of cosmological constant lambda
Physicists are now celebrating the 100th anniversary of the cosmological constant. On this occasion, two papers recently published in EPJ H highlight its role in modern physics and cosmology. Before becoming widely accepted, the cosmological constant had to undergo many discussions about its necessity, its value and its physical essence. Today, there are still unresolved problems in understanding the deep physical nature of the phenomena associated with the cosmological constant. (2018-07-11)

Largest haul of extrasolar planets for Japan
Forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations from extrasolar surveys, which is typically a dozen or less. The findings will improve our models of solar systems and may help researchers investigate exoplanet atmospheres. Novel techniques developed to validate the find could hugely accelerate the confirmation of more extrasolar planet candidates. (2018-08-07)

A tale of two pulsars' tails: Plumes offer geometry lessons to astronomers
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams of astronomers suggest that recent images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory of two pulsars -- Geminga and B0355+54 -- may help shine a light on the distinctive emission signatures of pulsars, as well as their often perplexing geometry. (2017-01-17)

Big black holes can block new stars
Massive black holes spewing out radio-frequency-emitting particles at near-light speed can block formation of new stars in aging galaxies, a study has found. (2014-10-21)

NASA measured nor'easter's powerful winds from space
When blizzard warnings were in effect in New England, NASA's ISS-RapidScat instrument provided forecasters with wind speed data on the nor'easter that had hurricane-force wind gusts. (2015-01-28)

First known binary star is discovered to be a triplet, quadruplet, quintuplet, sextuplet system
Alcor and Mizar, were the first binary stars -- a pair of stars that orbit each other -- ever known. Now, an astronomer at the University of Rochester and his colleagues have made the surprise discovery that Alcor is also actually two stars, and is apparently gravitationally bound to the Mizar system, making the whole group a sextuplet. (2009-12-09)

NASA's NuSTAR mission proves superstar Eta Carinae shoots cosmic rays
NASA's NuSTAR space telescope shows that Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system within 10,000 light-years, is accelerating cosmic rays. (2018-07-03)

Astronomers discover super-Earth around Barnard's star
Astronomers have discovered a planet in orbit around one of the closest stars to the Sun, Barnard's star. (2018-11-14)

A cosmic bat in flight
Hidden in one of the darkest corners of the Orion constellation, this Cosmic Bat is spreading its hazy wings through interstellar space 2,000 light-years away. It is illuminated by the young stars nestled in its core -- despite being shrouded by opaque clouds of dust, their bright rays still illuminate the nebula. Too dim to be discerned by the naked eye, NGC 1788 reveals its soft colors to ESO's Very Large Telescope in this image -- the most detailed to date. (2019-03-14)

Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU presented solar cells based on conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives, that demonstrated record-high radiation stability and withstand gamma radiation of >6,000 Gy raising hopes for their stable operation on the near-earth orbit during 10 years or even longer. The results of the study were published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. (2019-07-09)

New study questions dark matter in galaxies and clusters of galaxies
Paper examines galaxy rotation curve data without dark matter in a quest to describe modified laws of acceleration and gravity (2006-01-19)

NASA Hubble finds new Neptune moon
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet. (2013-07-15)

Caught in the act
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the galaxy cluster whose immense gravity is warping the supernova's light. (2015-12-16)

Swift Satellite records early phase of gamma ray burst
UK astronomers, using a telescope aboard the NASA Swift Satellite, have captured information from the early stages of a gamma ray burst -- the most violent and luminous explosions occurring in the universe since the Big Bang. (2009-03-02)

Star clusters discovery could upset the astronomical applecart
The discovery of young stars in old star clusters could send scientists back to the drawing board for one of the Universe's most common objects. By cross-matching the locations of several thousand young stars with the locations of stellar clusters in neighboring galaxy, the researchers found 15 stellar candidates that were much younger than other stars within the same cluster. (2017-03-06)

Astronomers use Hubble telescope to further Hubble's research
Seventy-five years after Edwin Hubble demonstrated that the universe extended beyond the Milky Way, three University of Washington astronomers using the telescope that bears his name have made some surprising discoveries about one object of his research. (2000-01-11)

Ancient eye in the sky
An international team of researchers have discovered an extremely rare, double source plane gravitational lensing system, in which two distant galaxies are simultaneously lensed by a foreground galaxy, as part of the on-going Subaru Strategic Survey with Hyper Suprime-Cam. The discovery was made not in an astronomer's office, but in a classroom. The team dubbed the system 'Eye of Horus'. Such a rare system is a unique probe of fundamental physics of galaxies and cosmology. (2016-07-25)

Volunteers help ANU find star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs
Online volunteers have helped astronomers at The Australian National University find a star that exploded 970 million years ago, predating the dinosaurs' time on Earth. (2017-05-24)

Scientists discover more about the ingredients for star formation
In the local universe close to us about 70 percent of the hydrogen gas is found in individual atoms, while the rest is in molecules. Astronomers had expected that as they looked back in time, younger galaxies would contain more and more molecular hydrogen until it dominated the gas in the galaxy. Instead, they found that atomic hydrogen makes up the majority of gas in younger galaxies too. (2017-10-09)

James Webb Space Telescope's laser-focused sight
About 1 million miles away from the nearest eye surgeon, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be able to perfect its own vision while in orbit. (2017-10-26)

SwRI-led team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona. The team imaged this critical region in detail using sophisticated software techniques and longer exposures from the COR-2 camera on board NASA's Solar and Terrestrial Relations Observatory-A (STEREO-A). (2018-07-18)

Astronomers find star material could be building block of life
An organic molecule detected in the material from which a star forms could shed light on how life emerged on Earth, according to new research led by Queen Mary University of London. (2019-01-23)

Hubble snaps a crowded cluster
This sparkling burst of stars is Messier 75. It is a globular cluster: a spherical collection of stars bound together by gravity. Clusters like this orbit around galaxies and typically reside in their outer and less-crowded areas, gathering to form dense communities in the galactic suburbs. (2019-04-26)

Star with strange chemistry is from out of town
Astronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy. This chemical composition has been seen in a small number of stars in dwarf galaxies orbiting the Milky Way. This suggests that the star was part of a dwarf galaxy that merged into the Milky Way. (2019-04-30)

Getting closer to the Lord of the Rings
This time next year, ESA's Huygens spaceprobe will be descending through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, becoming the first spacecraft to land on a body in the outer Solar System. (2004-01-16)

Dark energy may be vacuum
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Dark Cosmology Centre at the Niels Bohr Institute have brought us one step closer to understanding what the universe is made of. The new data shows that vacuum energy is the most likely cause and the expansion history of the universe can be explained by simply adding this constant background of acceleration into the normal theory of gravity. (2007-01-16)

Astronomers find galaxy cluster with bursting heart
An international team of astronomers has discovered a gargantuan galaxy cluster with a core bursting with new stars -- an incredibly rare find. The discovery, made with the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, is the first to show that gigantic galaxies at the centers of massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from other galaxies. (2015-09-10)

Hubble gets best view of circumstellar debris disk distorted by planet
Astronomers have used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to take the most detailed edge on picture to date of a large disk of gas and dust encircling the 20-million-year-old star Beta Pictoris. (2015-02-20)

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