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Jul 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-m telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, astronomers captured an extraordinary image of a young open star cluster called NGC 2367. This image shows the open star cluster NGC 2367. Image credit: ESO / G. Beccari. NGC 2367, otherwise known as C 0718-218, was discovered by Sir William Herschel on 20 November 1784. It is a bright star cluster located in the constellation Canis Major, around 7,175 light-years...

Jun 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers has determined precise ages and other fundamental properties of 33 Kepler stars with the so-called ‘solar-like oscillations.’...

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of astronomers, led by Dr Francesca D’Antona from the INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Italy, has found that the so-called...

Jun 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

The Advanced Camera for Surveys (or ACS), one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s advanced instruments, has taken a spectacularly detailed image of a galaxy...

Jun 26, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using a fleet of orbiting telescopes, including ESA’s Integral satellite, NASA’s Swift satellite and the Japanese MAXI telescope, have...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A giant elliptical galaxy called Messier 87 merged with a medium-sized spiral galaxy in the last billion years, according to a comprehensive study of 300...

Jun 25, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a group of astronomers has discovered an enormous cloud of hydrogen dispersing from the warm, Neptune-sized...

Jun 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope have discovered a bright X-ray light echo in the form of...

Jun 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers, led by Dr Jin Koda of the Stony Brook University, has discovered 854 ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) in the Coma cluster using images...