Australian technology installed on world's largest single-dish radio telescope
16 hours ago
The world's largest filled single-dish radio telescope launched on Sunday, and it relies on a piece of West Australian innovation.
Bright binocular nova discovered in Lupus
18 hours ago
On September 20, a particular spot in the constellation Lupus the Wolf was blank of any stars brighter than 17.5 magnitude. Four nights later, as if by some magic trick, a star bright enough to be seen in binoculars popped ...
Pulsar discovered in an ultraluminous X-ray source
19 hours ago report
(Phys.org)—A team of European astronomers has discovered a new pulsar in a variable ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) known as NGC 7793 P13. The newly found object is the third ultraluminous X-ray pulsar detected so far, ...
Highlights from a decade of JAXA and NASA's Hinode Solar Observatory
Sep 23, 2016
Since its launch on Sept. 22, 2006, Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has been watching the sun nearly non-stop, providing valuable insight into our star – and others throughout ...
ALMA explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field
Sep 22, 2016
An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has explored the same distant corner of the universe first revealed in the iconic image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF).
Hubble finds planet orbiting pair of stars
Sep 22, 2016
Two's company, but three might not always be a crowd — at least in space.
Stellar ghosts reveal galactic origins
Sep 21, 2016
Our sky is blanketed in a sea of stellar ghosts; all potential phantoms that have been dead for millions of years and yet we don't know it yet. That is what we will be discussing today. What happens to the largest of our ...
Chemically peculiar star HR8844 could be a hybrid object
Sep 21, 2016 report
(Phys.org)—Astronomers from the Paris Observatory in Meudon, France and the Notre Dame University – Louaize in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon, report that an A-type main-sequence star HR8844, could be a hybrid object between two ...
Galactic fireworks illuminate monster hydrogen blob
Sep 21, 2016
An international team of researchers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes has discovered the power source illuminating a so-called Lyman-alpha Blob – a rare, brightly glowing, ...
Does our galaxy have a habitable zone?
Sep 20, 2016
I've got to say, you are one of the luckiest people I've ever met.