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A light in the dark: NASA sounding rocket probes the dark regions of space
Spread out over unfathomable distances, this cold, diffuse gas between galaxies -- called the intergalactic medium, or IGM for short -- hardly emits any light, making it difficult to study. (2017-10-27)
Hubble discovers 'wobbling galaxies'
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered that the brightest galaxies within galaxy clusters 'wobble' relative to the cluster's centre of mass. (2017-10-26)
Citizen scientist spots comet tails streaking past distant star
Citizen scientist Thomas Jacobs was the first to spot tell-tale signs that a comet was orbiting a distant star monitored by the Kepler Space Observatory. (2017-10-26)
Astronomers discover sunscreen snow falling on hot exoplanet
Astronomers at Penn State have used the Hubble Space Telescope to find a blistering-hot giant planet outside our solar system where the atmosphere 'snows' titanium dioxide -- the active ingredient in sunscreen. (2017-10-26)
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)
Revealing galactic secrets
Countless galaxies vie for attention in this monster image of the Fornax Galaxy Cluster, some appearing only as pinpricks of light while others dominate the foreground. (2017-10-25)
Fireworks in space
Some of the most exciting things that we've seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like fireworks taking off, as soon as the human body gets into space. (2017-10-24)
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
A technique using satellites to create twice-yearly elevation maps of US mountain glaciers provides new insight into thinning of glaciers in the lower 48 states. (2017-10-20)
How a neutron star collision proves Einstein's 100-year-old General Relativity prediction
A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his General Relativity theory, predicting the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in space-time, due to violent motion of massive objects in the universe. (2017-10-19)
Space greens beat the blues
Plants in space are important to grow food, but they may also play a key role in maintaining the psychological well-being of space crews. (2017-10-19)
Self-portrait of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope marks critical test
What appears to be a unique selfie opportunity was actually a critical photo for the cryogenic testing of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope in Chamber A at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston. (2017-10-19)
NASA's MAVEN mission finds mars has a twisted tail
Mars has an invisible magnetic 'tail' that is twisted by interaction with the solar wind, according to new research using data from NASA's MAVEN spacecraft. (2017-10-19)
Wits team involved in international breakthrough in astronomical observation
For the first time in history, Wits researchers have witnessed electromagnetic signals that are associated with the gravitational wave emission from the coalescence of two massive neutron stars. (2017-10-17)
How bright is the moon, really?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is planning to take new measurements of the Moon's brightness, a highly useful property that satellites rely upon every day. (2017-10-17)
Colliding neutron stars seen by gravity waves and optical telescopes
For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves. (2017-10-17)
Discovered! Neutron star collision seen for the first time
A team of Carnegie astronomers provided the first-ever glimpse of neutron stars colliding August 17. (2017-10-16)
Gravitational waves + new clues from space reveal new way to make a black hole
For the first time, scientists worldwide and at Penn State University have detected both gravitational waves and light shooting toward our planet from the birthplace of a new black hole created by the merger of two neutron stars. (2017-10-16)
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. (2017-10-16)
Gamma-ray burst detection just what OSU researchers exclusively predicted
More than a month before a game-changing detection of a short gamma-ray burst -- a finding announced today -- scientists at Oregon State University predicted such a discovery would occur. (2017-10-16)
First observations of merging neutron stars mark a new era in astronomy
After LIGO detected gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars, the race was on to detect a visible counterpart, because unlike the colliding black holes responsible for LIGO's four previous detections, this event was expected to produce an explosion of visible light. (2017-10-16)
Aus gravitational waves world-first discovery
An Australian group was the first in the world to confirm the radio emission from a gravitational wave. (2017-10-16)
Seeing the light of neutron star collisions
When two neutron stars collided on Aug. 17, a widespread search for electromagnetic radiation from the event led to observations of light from the afterglow of the explosion, finally connecting a gravitational-wave-producing event with conventional astronomy using light, according to an international team of astronomers. (2017-10-16)
Decoding the origin of heavy elements in the light from a neutron star merger
On Aug. 17, scientists around the globe were treated to near-simultaneous observations by separate instruments: One set of Earth-based detectors measured the signature of a cataclysmic event sending ripples through the fabric of space-time, and a space-based detector measured the gamma-ray signature of a high-energy outburst emanating from the same region of the sky. (2017-10-16)
Astronomers first to see source of gravitational waves in visible light
For the first time, astronomers have observed in visible light a cataclysmic cosmic event that generated gravitational waves detected on Earth. (2017-10-16)
CIFAR fellows part of first gravitational wave detection of colliding neutron stars
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars, and at the same time detected visible light from the merger. (2017-10-16)
Hubble observes source of gravitational waves for the first time
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars. (2017-10-16)
ESO telescopes observe first light from gravitational wave source
ESO's fleet of telescopes have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. (2017-10-16)
LIGO announces detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars
The US-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the Virgo detector in Italy announced on Oct. (2017-10-16)
Gold origin confirmed with first ever gravitational wave sighting
Gold's origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by an international collaboration of researchers, with astronomers at the University of Warwick playing a leading role. (2017-10-16)
Gravitational waves shed first light on mergers of neutron stars
Researchers representing the LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, of which the CNRS is a member, as well as 70 observatories, will reveal the latest discoveries from gravitational wave research. (2017-10-16)
LIGO confirms 1989 prediction about neutron star mergers producing gamma ray bursts
Today's announcement by LIGO confirms a longstanding prediction made almost thirty years ago by a team headed by Prof. (2017-10-16)
GW researchers contribute to global effort to identify extraordinary astrophysical event
Three astrophysicists from the George Washington University are part of a global group of scientists who collaborated on identification and study of the first confirmed observation of two merging neutron stars, a so-called kilonova. (2017-10-16)
Astronomers follow gravitational waves to treasure
Astronomers have tracked down the source of a gravitational wave and discovered the first observed kilonova: a nuclear furnace 100 million times brighter than the Sun producing thousands of times the entire mass of the Earth in heavy elements such as precious metals. (2017-10-16)
Catch a fleeting kilonova
Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, UCSB astronomers detect the resulting optical flash (2017-10-16)
Scientists spot explosive counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's latest gravitational waves
A team of scientists using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), the primary observing tool of the Dark Energy Survey, was among the first to observe the fiery aftermath of a recently detected burst of gravitational waves, recording images of the first confirmed explosion from two colliding neutron stars ever seen by astronomers. (2017-10-16)
Astronomers detect colliding neutron stars for first time
Four Northwestern University astronomers are part of an international research collaboration that is the first to detect the spectacular collision of two neutron stars using both gravitational waves and light. (2017-10-16)
Neutron star merger directly observed for the first time
On August 17, 2017, scientists made the first direct observation of a merger between two neutron stars -- the dense, collapsed cores that remain after large stars die in a supernova explosion. (2017-10-16)
Students in right place, right time witness first-ever detected neutron star collision
New research published in Science details perhaps one of the biggest discoveries so far in the field of astrophysics: the merger of two neutron stars. (2017-10-16)
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and successful journey to the red planet. (2017-10-13)
A gamma ray burst observed in unprecedented detail
A study which will be published tomorrow in Nature magazine and in which IAC researchers have participated, with observations from the robotic telescope MASTER-IAC at the Teide Observatory will help to clear up some unknown factors in the initial phase and the evolution of the huge jets of matter and energy which form as a consequence of these explosions, which are the most powerful in the universe. (2017-10-13)
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