Astronomy News

Feb 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory in Chile have been able to get the best three-dimensional view so far of the deep Universe. The background image in this composite shows the Hubble image of the region known as the Hubble Deep Field South. New observations using VLT’s MUSE instrument have detected remote galaxies that are not visible to Hubble; two examples...

Feb 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers from the United States, China, Chile, and Australia, has discovered the brightest quasar in the early Universe, powered by the most...

Feb 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

This new image from the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope showcases NGC 4424, a 12th magnitude barred spiral galaxy...

Feb 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the unique observing capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have produced the most detailed picture so far of an edge-on...

Feb 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using ESA’s XMM-Newton and NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) X-ray telescopes, astronomers have discovered that the super-fast...

Feb 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Solar System’s movement through a dark-matter halo enveloping our Milky Way Galaxy may perturb the orbits of comets and lead to additional heating...

Feb 20, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study of elliptical galaxies led by Dr Akos Bogdan of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has revealed a surprising link between galaxies’...

Feb 19, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the ULTRACAM instrument on the 4.2-m William Herschel Telescope, a group of astronomers led by Jakub Bochinski of Open University in Milton Keynes,...

Feb 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of scientists led by Dr Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester has determined that 70,000 years ago the recently discovered,...