Four luminous blue variables found to be much closer than previously assumed
43 minutes ago weblog
(Phys.org)—A new study based on the first Gaia data release (DR1) reveals more accurate measurements of the distance of four canonical luminous blue variables (LBVs) in the Milky Way galaxy. According to a research paper ...
How many planets are there in the galaxy?
1 hour ago
On a clear night, and when light pollution isn't a serious factor, looking up at the sky is a breathtaking experience. On occasions like these, it is easy to be blown away by the sheer number of stars out there. But of course, ...
Samsung's prestige takes another hit over lawsuit
6 hours ago
A South Korean law firm said Tuesday that it expected thousands more people to join a class action lawsuit seeking compensation from Samsung over its combusting Galaxy Note 7 smartphones.
Deep-space images show violent wind collision in one of the heaviest stars in our galaxy
Oct 19, 2016
A revolutionary study involving researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy (MPIfR) in Germany, Trinity College Dublin in Ireland, and NASA in the USA, has obtained the sharpest ever images of one of the ...
X-ray point source discovered at the center of a distant dwarf galaxy Henize 2-10
Oct 19, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has helped astronomers to uncover a previously unidentified X-ray point source at the massive black hole in the center of a distant compact starburst galaxy known as Henize 2-10. ...
Lufthansa latest airline to ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones
Oct 18, 2016
German carrier Lufthansa is the latest airline to impose a total ban on passengers taking the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone on any of its flights.
Japan bans Galaxy Note 7 on airplanes over fire risk
Oct 17, 2016
Japan has barred all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones from airplanes, mirroring moves by US regulators and a string of carriers that banned the recalled devices over fire risk concerns.
Samsung Note 7 recall to cost at least $5.3 billion
Oct 14, 2016
Samsung Electronics said Friday that the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion.
Observable Universe contains ten times more galaxies than previously thought
Oct 13, 2016
Astronomers using data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescopes and other telescopes have performed an accurate census of the number of galaxies in the Universe. The group came to the surprising conclusion that there are ...
Dense molecular gas disks drive the growth of supermassive black holes—Are supernova explosions the key?
Oct 13, 2016
A joint team of University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators, using ALMA and other telescopes that utilize radio waves for space observation, revealed that dense molecular gas disks a few hundred light years in ...