Astronomy News

Apr 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study in the journal Science has revealed that 3 billion years after the Big Bang, elliptical galaxies still made stars on their outskirts, but no longer in their interiors. Resembling looming rain clouds on a stormy day, dark lanes of dust crisscross the giant elliptical galaxy NGC 5128, also known as Centaurus A. The warped shape of NGC 5128’s disk of gas and dust is evidence for a past collision and merger with another galaxy. The resulting...

Apr 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the MUSE instrument on ESO’s VLT in Chile, an international group of scientists led by Dr Richard Massey...

Apr 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Polish Optical Gravitational Lensing Experiment (OGLE) telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory...

Apr 15, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers led by Roger Griffith of the Pennsylvania State University say they have found no evidence of so-called Type III Kardashev super-civilizations...

Apr 14, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Researchers using data from the Dark Energy Camera (DEC) – an imaging device that is the primary instrument for the Dark Energy Survey – have...

Apr 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of a distant galaxy called NGC 2865. This image shows the shell...

Apr 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Type Ia supernovae, which are bright beacons used as distance markers both for studying the expansion rate of the Universe, and for measuring cosmological...

Apr 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers has found that Milky Way-like galaxies underwent a stellar ‘baby boom’ in their early history, creating stars...

Apr 8, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected the presence of complex carbon-based molecules – methyl cyanide...