Astronomy News

Sep 2, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile, astronomers have captured an image of part of the gigantic nebula Gum 56. This image snapped by the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-m MPG/ESO telescope reveals a detailed view of part of the Prawn Nebula, also known as Gum 56. It shows clumps of hot new-born stars nestled in among the clouds that make up the nebula. Image credit: ESO. Gum 56, also known as IC 4628 or the Prawn Nebula,...

Aug 31, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This newly-released image from the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a Milky Way-like galaxy Messier 96. Dust...

Aug 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of astronomers has shown that a large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major ‘metamorphosis’ since they were initially...

Aug 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A fundamental question in astrobiology is: whether life can be transported between extrasolar planets, planetary systems? A team of U.S. astrophysicists...

Aug 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astrophysicists and astronomers, led by Dr Youjun Lu of the National Astronomical Observatories of China, has found a supermassive...

Aug 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 and the Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers captured...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured this stunning ultraviolet image of a powerful solar flare – as seen in the bright spot in the...

Aug 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced a beautiful image of a globular cluster known as NGC 1783. This Hubble image shows the intermediate-age...

Aug 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New images from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray Observatory reveal some of the most intense processes taking place at the hearth of our Milky Way Galaxy. X-ray...

Aug 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This incredible image of the open star cluster IC 4651 was captured using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory,...

Aug 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

In a paper published online today in Nature, an international team of scientists explains how the cores of gas giants formed through the accumulation of...

Aug 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers announced yesterday the discovery of the closest collisional ring galaxy to our Milky Way. This image shows a collisional...

Aug 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a beautiful image of a Wolf-Rayet star surrounded by a nebula of...

Aug 16, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Outcast supernovae that explode all alone in space present a scientific mystery. Prof Ryan Foley from the University of Illinois has developed a theory...

Aug 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Gemini Planet Imager have discovered a young Jupiter-like planet orbiting a nearby star known as 51 Eridani. An artistic conception...

Aug 12, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the 6.5-m Clay Telescope in Chile has found the smallest supermassive black hole ever...

Aug 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers from Israel, Europe, Korea and the United States has announced the discovery of a circumbinary gas giant in the habitable zone of...

Aug 11, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers studying more than 221,000 galaxies has measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before,...

Aug 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Known by its catalog name, EGSY-2008532660 (EGSY8p7 for short), the galaxy is so far away that light from it now reaching ground-based telescopes shows...

Aug 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Advanced Camera for Surveys and the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured this image of part of an...