Astronomy News

Oct 30, 2014 by Sci-News.com

For the first time, astronomers have detected a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc of planet-forming material toward the inner, smaller disc of a double star system. This artist’s impression shows the dust and gas around the binary star system GG Tauri-A. Image credit: ESO / L.Calçada. The star system in question, GG Tauri-A, is part of a more complex multiple-star system called GG Tauri. It is only a few million years old and...

Oct 29, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In April 2014, astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope obtained a remarkable new view of Jupiter as they tracked changes in the Great Red...

Oct 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

For the first time, scientists have captured images of a nova during its early fireball stage – when it ejects material, and gases expand and cool....

Oct 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers studying the chemical make-up of the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan has revealed large zones of two organic...

Oct 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

French astronomers using the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile have discovered nearly 500 comets around...

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)...

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,...