Astronomy

Volunteers wanted to help unlock the secrets of the universe

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Scientists are appealing for public help on one of the biggest astronomy projects of the next ten years.
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Astronomers Spot Gargantuan ‘X-ray Chimneys' in the Center of Our Galaxy

Astronomers Spot Gargantuan ‘X-ray Chimneys' in the Center of Our Galaxy

1 day ago   |   ExtremeTech

Astronomers observing the center of the Milky Way have spotted some unusual features that drive home just how violent the area is. The galaxy sports a pair of gargantuan "X-ray...
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Ultra-sharp images make old stars look absolutely marvelous

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Using high-resolution adaptive optics imaging from the Gemini Observatory, astronomers have uncovered one of the oldest star clusters in the Milky Way Galaxy. The remarkably...
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Galactic center visualization delivers star power

1 day ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

Want to take a trip to the center of the Milky Way? Check out a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization. This 360-movie offers an unparalleled opportunity to look...
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Astronomers discover a companion of the nearby star HD 118475

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

Using radial velocity method and direct imaging, astronomers have found a compact companion of a nearby star known as HD 118475. The finding is detailed in a paper published...
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Giant X-ray 'chimneys' are exhaust vents for vast energies produced at Milky Way's center

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

The center of our galaxy is a frenzy of activity. A behemoth black hole-4 million times as massive as the sun-blasts out energy as it chows down on interstellar detritus while...
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Astronomers Spot ‘Cannonball Pulsar' Hurtling Through Space

Astronomers Spot ‘Cannonball Pulsar' Hurtling Through Space

3 days ago   |   Geek   |   2 articles

Astronomers discovered a “cannonball pulsar” speeding through space at almost 2.5 million miles per hour using the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array...
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OSIRIS-REx spies on the weird, wild gravity of an asteroid

4 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

Research led by the University of Colorado Boulder is revealing the Alice in Wonderland-like physics that govern gravity near the surface of the asteroid Bennu.
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Fermi Satellite clocks 'cannonball' pulsar speeding through space

4 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

Astronomers found a pulsar hurtling through space at nearly 2.5 million miles an hour-so fast it could travel the distance between Earth and the Moon in just 6 minutes. The...
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The rise and fall of Ziggy star formation and the rich dust from ancient stars

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416 Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models...
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