Samsung to disable Note 7 phones in recall effort
7 hours ago
Samsung announced Friday it would disable its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in the US market to force remaining owners to stop using the devices, which were recalled for safety reasons.
Hubble catches a transformation in the Virgo constellation
11 hours ago
The constellation of Virgo (The Virgin) is especially rich in galaxies, due in part to the presence of a massive and gravitationally-bound collection of over 1300 galaxies called the Virgo Cluster. One particular member of ...
Under construction: Distant galaxy churning out stars at remarkable rate
Dec 08, 2016
Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes to show that a recently-discovered galaxy is undergoing an extraordinary boom of stellar construction. The galaxy is 12.7 billion light years from ...
Dark matter may be smoother than expected
Dec 07, 2016
Analysis of a giant new galaxy survey, made with ESO's VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, suggests that dark matter may be less dense and more smoothly distributed throughout space than previously thought. An international team ...
Apple blames external damage for flaming China iPhones
Dec 07, 2016
Apple has blamed "external physical damage" for causing a handful of iPhones to explode or catch fire in China and insisted that its handsets posed no safety problem.
China users complain of combustible iPhones: consumer watchdog
Dec 06, 2016
Several Chinese iPhone users have claimed that their handsets caught fire or exploded, according to a Shanghai consumer watchdog which called on tech giant Apple to address the complaints.
Colliding galaxy clusters
Dec 05, 2016
Galaxy clusters contain a few to thousands of galaxies and are the largest bound structures in the universe. Most galaxies are members of a cluster. Our Milky Way, for example, is a member of the "Local Group," a set of about ...
New dwarf satellite galaxy of Messier 83 found
Dec 05, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—Astronomers have found a new dwarf satellite of Messier 83 (M83, also known as the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy) located some 85,000 light years from its host. This satellite galaxy was designated dw1335-29 and could ...
Image: Hubble spotlight on irregular galaxy IC 3583
Dec 05, 2016
This delicate blue group of stars—actually an irregular galaxy named IC 3583—sits some 30 million light-years away in the constellation of Virgo (The Virgin).
Embryonic cluster galaxy immersed in giant cloud of cold gas
Dec 01, 2016
Astronomers studying a cluster of still-forming protogalaxies seen as they were more than 10 billion years ago have found that a giant galaxy in the center of the cluster is forming from a surprisingly-dense soup of molecular ...