Astronomy

Researchers study gravitational lensing around an extremely dense galaxy cluster

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

Dark matter halos are theoretical bodies inside which galaxies are suspended; the halo's mass dominates the total mass. These halos cannot be observed directly, but astronomers...
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Did a rogue star change the makeup of our solar system?

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

A team of researchers from the Max-Planck Institute and Queen's University has used new information to test a theory that suggests a rogue star passed close enough to our solar...
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How to weigh stars with gravitational lensing

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the predictions of the passages of foreground stars in front of background stars. A team of astronomers, using ultra-precise measurements...
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Astronomy Tool Helps ID Sharks

2 days ago   |   Scientific American

Shark researchers used a system for recognizing patterns in star field photographs to identify whale sharks, which have individual spot patterns.
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Saturn's moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images

Saturn's moon Titan looks absolutely incredible in new infrared images

2 days ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport   |   2 articles

NASA's Cassini orbiter is dead. It's been dead since late last year, having completed an extended mission and a series of daring dives through Saturn's iconic rings, and...
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Ultra-bright early galaxies may be less common than we think

3 days ago   |   Phys.org

Ultra-bright galaxies in the early universe may be less common than initially thought, new research conducted using the Hubble Space Telescope has found.
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Team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere

3 days ago   |   Phys.org

In 1610, Galileo redesigned the telescope and discovered Jupiter's four largest moons. Nearly 400 years later, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope used its powerful optics to look...
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X-ray data may be first evidence of a star devouring a planet

3 days ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

For nearly a century, astronomers have puzzled over the curious variability of young stars residing in the Taurus-Auriga constellation some 450 light years from Earth. One star...
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NASA's new mini satellite will study Milky Way's halo

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

Astronomers keep coming up short when they survey "normal" matter, the material that makes up galaxies, stars and planets. A new NASA-sponsored CubeSat mission called HaloSat...
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World's Most Sensitive Radio Telescope Peeks at Our Local Supermassive Black Hole

World's Most Sensitive Radio Telescope Peeks at Our Local Supermassive Black Hole

4 days ago   |   ExtremeTech

With MeerKAT online, scientists can scan the sky and peer through the dust and gas obscuring the view of traditional telescopes.
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