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Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers from the United States and Europe has discovered that brown dwarfs – the so-called failed stars – host powerful auroras just like Earth. Artist’s impression of an auroral display on a brown dwarf. Image credit: Chuck Carter / Gregg Hallinan / Caltech. Brown dwarfs are relatively cool, dim objects that are difficult to detect and hard to classify. These objects are too massive to be planets, yet possess some planet-like...

Jul 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory and the ESO 0.5-m telescope at the Observatory of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de...

Jul 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Wide-Field Planetary Camera 2 aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 6565. This Hubble image shows the planetary...

Jul 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

X-rays from NASA’s Chandra Observatory reveal that a fast-moving pulsar in orbit around a massive star punched a hole in a circumstellar disk of material...

Jul 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a super-Earth exoplanet in the ‘habitable zone’ of a G2-type star called Kepler-452. This...

Jul 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers – led by Dr Roberto Maiolino from the University of Cambridge, UK – has detected the most distant clouds of star-forming...

Jul 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have captured an incredible image of the dwarf galaxy NGC 1140. This image shows the dwarf galaxy...

Jul 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using ESA’s Gaia satellite, a large multinational group of astronomers has discovered a unique binary star system: the first known such binary where...

Jul 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the HARPS planet-hunting instrument on the 3.6-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, astronomers have discovered a Jupiter-mass exoplanet...

Jul 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Wide Field Camera 3 on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning image of the Quintuplet Cluster, a very dense cluster of young stars...

Jul 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers has spotted an oversized black hole in the center of a typical star-forming galaxy, called CID-947. This illustration...

Jul 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the galaxy ESO 381-12. This Hubble image shows...

Jul 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers led by Dr Jochen Greiner of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Germany, has demonstrated a link between the bright...

Jul 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Active regions of the Sun are highlighted in this composite image combining observations from a fleet of sun-monitoring satellites: NASA’s NuSTAR (Nuclear...

Jul 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK, have taught a machine to automatically recognize and classify galaxies in astronomical...

Jul 7, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers led by Dr Marcus Lohr of the Open University, UK, has discovered the first five star system containing two eclipsing binary stars. This...

Jul 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) space observatory, astronomers have detected X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously...

Jul 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The subject of this Hubble image is LEDA 89996, a spiral galaxy located in the constellation Dorado (Swordfish). This image shows the Milky Way-like spiral...

Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, astronomers captured an extraordinary image of a young open...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers has determined precise ages and other fundamental properties of 33 Kepler stars with the so-called ‘solar-like oscillations.’...