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Hubble sets sights on an explosive galaxy
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. (2019-06-14)
Hubble observes tiny galaxy with big heart
Nestled within this field of bright foreground stars lies ESO 495-21, a tiny galaxy with a big heart. (2019-06-13)
Earth's heavy metals result of supernova explosion, University of Guelph Research Reveals
New research by a University of Guelph physicist suggests most of Earth's heavy metals were spewed from a largely overlooked kind of star explosion called a collapsar. (2019-06-13)
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. (2019-06-13)
The formative years: Giant planets vs. brown dwarfs
Based on preliminary results from a new Gemini Observatory survey of 531 stars with the Gemini Planet Imager (GPI), it appears more and more likely that large planets and brown dwarfs have very different roots. (2019-06-13)
Gemini Planet Imager analyzes 300 stars
Analysis from halfway through the Gemini Planet Imager's planetary survey hints that our solar system may have rare qualities which could possibly be related to the habitability of Earth. (2019-06-12)
'Five star' hospitals often provide fewer services than other hospitals, new data suggests
If you're looking for a top-notch hospital with a wide range of services, narrowing your list to hospitals with a five-star patient experience rating might lead you astray. (2019-06-12)
Astrophysicist announces her discovery that could rewrite story of how galaxies die
Allison Kirkpatrick of the University of Kansas will announce a breakthrough finding that overturns assumptions about the maturation of galaxies and may represent a phase of every galaxy's life cycle that was unknown until now. (2019-06-12)
Jupiter-like exoplanets found in sweet spot in most planetary systems
A survey of 300 stars in search of exoplanets finds that massive, Jupiter-like gas giants are found just about where Jupiter is in our own solar system. (2019-06-12)
Citizen scientists re-tune Hubble's galaxy classification
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. (2019-06-11)
Rare 'superflares' could one day threaten Earth
New research shows that the sun could experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare sometime in the next several thousand years. (2019-06-11)
New study dramatically narrows the search for advanced life in the universe
Scientists may need to rethink their estimates for how many planets outside our solar system could host a rich diversity of life. (2019-06-10)
Technique pulls interstellar magnetic fields within easy reach
A new, more accessible and much cheaper approach to surveying the topology and strength of interstellar magnetic fields -- which weave through space in our galaxy and beyond, representing one of the most potent forces in nature -- has been developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. (2019-06-10)
Direct from distant planet: Spectral clues to puzzling paradox
CI Tau b is a paradoxical planet, but new research about its mass, brightness and the carbon monoxide in its atmosphere is starting to answer questions about how a planet so large could have formed around a star that's only 2 million years old. (2019-06-10)
Mature galaxy mesmerizes in new Hubble view
NGC 7773 is a beautiful example of a barred spiral galaxy. (2019-06-07)
The mystery of the galaxy with no dark matter: Solved!
A group of researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) has clarified one of the mysteries of 2018 in the field of extragalactic astrophysics: the supposed existence of a galaxy without dark matter. (2019-06-06)
Hubble sees a galaxy bucking the trend
This luminous orb is the galaxy NGC 4621, better known as Messier 59. (2019-05-31)
Physicists create stable, strongly magnetized plasma jet in laboratory
A team of scientists has for the first time created a particular form of coherent and magnetized plasma jet that could deepen the understanding of the workings of much larger jets that stream from newborn stars and possibly black holes. (2019-05-31)
NICER's night moves trace the X-ray sky
This is a map of the entire sky in X-rays recorded by NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), a payload on the International Space Station. (2019-05-30)
Subaru Telescope captures 1800 exploding stars
The Subaru Telescope has captured images of more than 1800 exploding stars in the Universe, some located 8 billion light years from Earth. (2019-05-30)
Meteor magnets in outer space
A UC Riverside-led team has discovered two Jupiter-sized planets about 150 light years away from Earth that could reveal whether life is likely on the smaller planets in other solar systems. (2019-05-24)
Chemistry of stars sheds new light on the Gaia Sausage
Chemical traces in the atmospheres of stars are being used to uncover new information about a galaxy, known as the Gaia Sausage, which was involved in a major collision with the Milky Way billions of years ago. (2019-05-23)
Three exocomets discovered around the star Beta Pictoris
Three extrasolar comets have been discovered around the star Beta Pictoris, 63 light years away, by the University of Innsbruck. (2019-05-22)
18 Earth-sized exoplanets discovered
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS), the Georg August University of Göttingen, and the Sonneberg Observatory have discovered 18 Earth-sized planets beyond the solar system. (2019-05-22)
Galaxies as 'cosmic cauldrons'
Star formation within interstellar clouds of gas and dust, so-called molecular clouds, proceeds very rapidly yet highly 'inefficiently'. (2019-05-22)
Stellar waltz with dramatic ending
Astronomers at the University of Bonn and their colleagues from Moscow have identified an unusual celestial object. (2019-05-21)
Worst form of black lung disease is on the rise but the cause remains unknown
Progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), the worst form of black lung disease, is rising among coal miners, but the reasons for this trend remain unclear, according to research presented at ATS 2019. (2019-05-20)
ALMA discovers aluminum around young star
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star. (2019-05-16)
Galaxy blazes with new stars born from close encounter
The irregular galaxy NGC 4485 shows all the signs of having been involved in a hit-and-run accident with a bypassing galaxy. (2019-05-16)
Small, hardy planets most likely to survive death of their stars
Small, hardy planets packed with dense elements have the best chance of avoiding being crushed and swallowed up when their host star dies, new research from the University of Warwick has found. (2019-05-14)
Our history in the stars
Astronomers map the substance aluminum monoxide (AlO) in a cloud around a distant young star -- Origin Source I. (2019-05-10)
New clues about how ancient galaxies lit up the Universe
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed that some of the Universe's earliest galaxies were brighter than expected. (2019-05-09)
Gravitational forces in protoplanetary disks may push super-Earths close to their stars
Penn State-led astronomers found that as planets form out of the chaotic churn of gravitational, hydrodynamic -- or, drag -- and magnetic forces and collisions within the dusty, gaseous protoplanetary disk that surrounds a star as a planetary system starts to form, the orbits of these planets eventually get in synch, causing them to slide -- follow the leader-style -- toward the star. (2019-05-09)
Star formation burst in the Milky Way 2-3 million years ago
A team led by researchers of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona and the Besançon Astronomical Observatory have found, analysing data from the Gaia satellite, that a severe star formation burst occurred in the Milky Way about to and three thousand million years ago. (2019-05-08)
Explosions of universe's first stars spewed powerful jets
Instead of ballooning into spheres, as once thought, early supernovae ejected jets that may have seeded new stars. (2019-05-08)
Secrets of the 'blue supergiant' revealed
'Blue supergiants' -- the final phase in a giant star's lifetime -- have been seen for the fist time. (2019-05-06)
Twisting whirlpools of electrons
Using a novel approach, EPFL physicists have been able to create ultrafast electron vortex beams, with significant implications for fundamental physics, quantum computing, future data-storage and even certain medical treatments. (2019-05-06)
Blue supergiant stars open doors to concert in space
Blue supergiants are rock-and-roll: they live fast and die young. (2019-05-06)
Hubble spots a stunning spiral galaxy
NGC 2903 is located about 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Leo (the Lion), and was studied as part of a Hubble survey of the central regions of roughly 145 nearby disk galaxies. (2019-05-03)
Pinpointing Gaia to map the Milky Way
This image, a composite of several observations captured by ESO's VLT Survey Telescope (VST), shows the ESA spacecraft Gaia as a faint trail of dots across the lower half of the star-filled field of view. (2019-05-02)
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