Jul 13, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A multinational team of astronomers has spotted an oversized black hole in the center of a typical star-forming galaxy, called CID-947. This illustration...

Jul 6, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Using NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) space observatory, astronomers have detected X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously...

Jun 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, a network of several dozen radio dishes located in the high-elevation desert...

Jun 1, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have photographed an unusual galaxy called Messier 84. This image of Messier 84 does not show the...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A new study, accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal (arXiv.org preprint), finds a link between the presence of supermassive black holes...

May 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have observed a collision between two knots of ejected matter in the extragalactic jet blasting out...

May 18, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using the Wide Field Camera 3 and the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured an image of a titanic...

Apr 21, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers led by Tingting Liu of the University of Maryland has discovered a pulsing light signal that hints at a close pair of supermassive...

Mar 30, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers, led by Dr Francesco Tombesi of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland, has observed two related phenomena...

Mar 29, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A group of astronomers headed by Dr Andreas Eckart from the University of Cologne, Germany, has made the best observations so far of a dusty red object...

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

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

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’...

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...

Jan 9, 2015 by Sci-News.com

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have measured for the first time the velocity and composition of giant, balloon-like features known...

Dec 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

By observing the dust and gas at the center of NGC 1266, a team of astronomers led by Dr Katherine Alatalo of the California Institute of Technology in...

Nov 27, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A team of astronomers led by Dr Sebastian Hoenig from the University of Copenhagen and the University of Southampton has developed a new method for determining...

Nov 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A multinational group of astronomers led by Dr Michael Koss of ETH Zurich has discovered an exotic object in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away. The...

Nov 20, 2014 by Sci-News.com

European astronomers using ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found that the rotation axes of quasars are parallel to each other over very long distances...

Nov 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A dusty red object at the heart of our Milky Way Galaxy called G2 is a pair of binary stars that merged together, according to a team of researchers led...