Astronomy News

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have detected an unusual carbon-based molecule called iso-propyl cyanide (i-C3H7CN) in Sagittarius B2, a giant molecular cloud of gas and dust located 27,000 light-years from Earth and just 390 light-years from the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. The iso-propyl cyanide molecule and its straight-chain isomer, normal-propyl cyanide, were both detected with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter...

Oct 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An ice giant that resembles our Solar System’s Uranus has been discovered about 25,000 light-years from Earth, by a multinational team of scientists...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In an effort to better understand how the Universe evolved as the first stars were formed, U.S. astronomers led by Dr Sanchayeeta Borthakur of Johns Hopkins...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a global weather map of a hot-Jupiter exoplanet called WASP-43b,...

Oct 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers, led Dr Matteo Bachetti of the University of Toulouse in France, has detected what they say is the most powerful pulsar...

Sep 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Europe has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized extrasolar planet known as...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers conducting a broad survey of galaxies called Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) have found that the Universe’s most massive galaxies gain weight...

Sep 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of astronomers led by Dr Anil Seth of the University of Utah has discovered a supermassive black hole at the center of an ultra-compact...

Sep 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data from the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands have assembled a catalogue of the visible part of the northern...