Astronomy News

Apr 16, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory, Chile, have captured a new image of the little-known nebula Gum 41. This new image from the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at the La Silla Observatory in Chile shows the star formation region Gum 41. Image credit: ESO. Gum 41lies in the constellation of Centaurus, about 7,300 light-years away. In the middle of Gum 41, hot young stars are giving off energetic...

Apr 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using telescopes in New Zealand and Tasmania say they have observed an extrasolar moon candidate orbiting an object called MOA-2011-BLG-262. Using...

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to astronomers led by Dr Anna Frebel from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an ultra-faint dwarf galaxy called Segue-1 may be one of first...

Apr 9, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have captured a beautiful new image of the planetary nebula Abell 33. This image shows the planetary nebula...

Apr 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) have used 140,000 quasars to measure the expansion rate of the Universe when it was...

Apr 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have weighed the El Gordo Galaxy Cluster – the largest known galaxy cluster in the distant Universe. This...

Apr 3, 2014 by Sci-News.com

An international group of astronomers using the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, Chile, has captured a new image of two galaxies:...

Apr 1, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists led by Dr Felipe Braga-Ribas from Observatório Nacional/MCTI in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have observed for the first time a minor planet with...

Mar 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers Dr Chadwick Trujillo of Gemini Observatory in Hawaii and Dr Scott Sheppard of Carnegie Institution for Science have discovered a dwarf planet,...