Astronomy News

Oct 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers studying the chemical make-up of the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan has revealed large zones of two organic molecules – hydrogen isocyanide (HNC) and cyanoacetylene (HC3N) – near the moon’s north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn is breaking over the southern region while dusk is falling over the northern one. This image is...

Oct 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

French astronomers using the HARPS instrument on the ESO 3.6-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile have discovered nearly 500 comets around...

Oct 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have detected an unusual carbon-based molecule called iso-propyl cyanide (i-C3H7CN)...

Oct 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An ice giant that resembles our Solar System’s Uranus has been discovered about 25,000 light-years from Earth, by a multinational team of scientists...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In an effort to better understand how the Universe evolved as the first stars were formed, U.S. astronomers led by Dr Sanchayeeta Borthakur of Johns Hopkins...

Oct 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of scientists using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has produced a global weather map of a hot-Jupiter exoplanet called WASP-43b,...

Oct 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers, led Dr Matteo Bachetti of the University of Toulouse in France, has detected what they say is the most powerful pulsar...

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...

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...