Astronomy News

May 22, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a pancake-shaped disk of gas around an extremely bright star in the Milky Way Galaxy. The star is nicknamed ‘Nasty 1,’ derived from its catalog name of NaSt1. This illustration reveals a vast disk of gas surrounding the Wolf-Rayet star Nasty 1, shown at center. A close companion star is pulling gas from the star, shown by the bridge of bright material...

May 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the most luminous galaxy ever found. This artist’s concept depicts...

May 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers from the intermediate Palomar Transient Factory (iPTF) has witnessed a supernova smashing into a nearby white dwarf, shocking it,...

May 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have managed to obtain the most detailed image ever taken of the Medusa Nebula. This image...

May 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Dragonfly Telephoto Array and the 10m telescope at the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi, have discovered 47 so-called...

May 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured an image of a titanic...

May 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have captured snapshots of fledging white dwarfs beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration...

May 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using two 10-m optical/infrared telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered the first quadruple quasar, catalogued as SDSS J0841+3921. This...

May 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the primary mechanism for stopping star formation in galaxies is the so-called ‘strangulation,’...