Astronomy News

Dec 19, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers using NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered a new exoplanet, named HIP 116454b. This artistic impression shows a super-Earth exoplanet. Image credit: ESO / M. Kornmesser / Nick Risinger, skysurvey.org. HIP 116454b is located in the constellation Pisces, approximately 180 light-years from Earth. It is a super-Earth exoplanet, with a diameter of 32,000 km – two and a half times the size of our...

Dec 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

By observing the dust and gas at the center of NGC 1266, a team of astronomers led by Dr Katherine Alatalo of the California Institute of Technology in...

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Wide Field Imager camera on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory have snapped a spectacular new image of a...

Dec 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Mercury – the smallest planet in our Solar System – appears to get hit by recurring meteor showers, possibly associated with Comet 2P/Encke. Mercury...

Dec 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A spectacular cosmic collision between the spiral galaxies NGC 2207 and IC 2163 has been caught in a composite image generated by NASA’s Chandra X-ray...

Dec 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have discovered an entire family of Pluto-size planetesimals around a nearby young...

Dec 12, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European scientists have detected a mysterious photon emission in X-ray spectra of the Andromeda galaxy, the Draco dwarf galaxy and some other galaxies...

Dec 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

NASA has released a dazzling image from the Hubble Space Telescope, showing a nearby spiral galaxy called NGC 4102. Color composite image of the starburst...

Dec 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new example of a jet-emitting spiral galaxy, SDSS J164924.01+263502.5 (J1649+2635 for short). J1649+2635...