Astronomy News

Sep 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers from the United States, Chile and Europe has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a Neptune-sized extrasolar planet known as HAT-P-11b, which is now the smallest exoplanet ever on which water vapor has been discovered. Comparison of HAT-P-11b with Neptune. Image credit: Aldaron / CC BY-SA 3.0 Discovered in 2009, HAT-P-11b is a so-called exo-Neptune located in the constellation of Cygnus, about 122 light-years away. The planet,...

Sep 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers conducting a broad survey of galaxies called Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) have found that the Universe’s most massive galaxies gain weight...

Sep 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of astronomers led by Dr Anil Seth of the University of Utah has discovered a supermassive black hole at the center of an ultra-compact...

Sep 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data from the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma in the Canary Islands have assembled a catalogue of the visible part of the northern...

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Cosmic Origins Spectrograph and Wide-Field Camera 3 aboard NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have finally discovered a companion...

Sep 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers led by Dr Jacqueline Faherty from Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Museum of Natural History have discovered evidence of water...

Sep 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers headed by Dr Sean Brittain of Clemson University have discovered evidence of a huge extrasolar planet forming around the young star HD 100546. An...

Sep 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers headed by Dr R. Brent Tully of the University of Hawaii has determined that our Milky Way Galaxy lives in a newly...

Aug 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers, led by Dr Hugo Messias of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile and the Universidade de Lisboa in Portugal, has...