Astronomy News

Nov 25, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have photographed a distant barred spiral galaxy called NGC 986. This image shows the barred spiral galaxy NGC 986. Image credit: NASA / ESA. NGC 986 (also known as Dunlop 519) was discovered in 1828 by the Scottish astronomer James Dunlop. It is a bright, 11th-magnitude spiral galaxy (type SBab) located in the southern constellation of Fornax, 56 million light-years away. Its golden center and barred...

Nov 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of astronomers led by Dr Michael Koss of ETH Zurich has discovered an exotic object in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away. The...

Nov 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found that the rotation axes of quasars are parallel to each other over very long distances...

Nov 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has detected eight massive storms on the northern hemisphere of Uranus, the seventh planet...

Nov 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimetre/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile and the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) in New South...

Nov 6, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have captured an image of a protoplanetary disk around a young Sun-like star...

Nov 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A dusty red object at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy called G2 is a pair of binary stars that merged together, according to a team of researchers led...

Nov 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) have discovered exozodiacal light – starlight reflected from dust created as...

Nov 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Professional astronomers and volunteers from the Planet Hunters citizens science program have discovered a low-mass, low-density exoplanet circling a Sun-like...