Astronomy News

Jan 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers Dr Dan Milisavljevic of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and Dr Robert Fesen of Dartmouth College have generated a three-dimensional map of the interior of the young supernova remnant (SNR) Cassiopeia A, revealing that it is composed of at least six gigantic cavities. 3D reconstruction of SNR Cassiopeia A provides the first detailed look at the distribution of stellar debris following a supernova explosion; the blue-to-red colors...

Jan 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of the galaxy NGC 7714. This image, taken with the Wide Field Camera...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope has been used to observe the glowing center of the starburst galaxy Messier 82 at very long radio wavelengths. The...

Jan 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Two phenomena known to inhibit the potential habitability of planets – tidal forces and vigorous stellar activity – could combine to transform...

Jan 28, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A stunning new image of the cometary globule CG4 has been obtained by a group of astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope. This image shows the cometary...

Jan 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers headed by Dr Tiago Campante of the University of Birmingham’s School of Physics and Astronomy, UK, has discovered...

Jan 27, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Dr Matthew Kenworthy of Leiden Observatory and Prof Eric Mamajek of the University of Rochester have discovered a so-called super-Saturn exoplanet with...

Jan 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of the spiral galaxy NGC 4217. This image shows the edge-on spiral...

Jan 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of scientists led by Dr Stephanie LaMassa of Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics has identified the first changing look quasar, a gleaming...