A dark galaxy that a Sith Lord would enjoy.
Polish astronomers have captured an incredibly rare event from start to finish: a white dwarf going nova.
Now? Not so much.
Reason number #1304 not to colonize Io.
The findings help create a more comprehensive picture of supermassive black hole populations.
Every two minutes, this pulsing star lights up the entire star system.
They actually take one another for a spin.
The findings could reveal the location of the missing matter of our universe.
Death from the heavens.
Researchers working with the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii have made a stunning discovery: they found evidence of water clouds around a brown dwarf. Since its discovery, the brown dwarf known as WISE 0855 has fascinated astronomers. It lies just 7.2 light-years from Earth and it’s the coldest confirmed object outside of our solar system at temperatures ranging between −48 to −13 °C (that’s −55
It’s enthralling, but creepy.
Watch it live here!
They may be more common than we thought.
We may actually get to see a black hole!
Astronomers working with the Hubble telescope have discovered that the Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than expected, and this is intriguing.
It’s a paradigm shift.
Deep radio imaging from researchers working in South Africa have revealed that supermassive black holes in a region of the distant universe are all spinning out radio jets in the same direction. The results show, for the first time, an alignment of the jets of galaxies over a large volume of space. Astronomers believe this is due to primordial mass fluctuations in the
Scientists have completed the most precise measurement of the Universe’s rate of expansion to date; but the result just isn’t compatible with speed calculations from remanent Big Bang radiation. Should the former results be confirmed by independent techniques, we might very well have to rewrite the laws of cosmology as we know them.
We don’t give it a lot of through, but things in space are generally round. Not the Red Rectangle though – this nebula is… well, rectangular. According to NASA, this is actually a binary star system. The stars at its center are similar to the Sun, but they are reaching the end of its lifetime as a star, and hence
Astrophysicists have discovered a new class of exoplanets whose atmospheres and volatile elements have been blown away by the star they’re orbiting. Their findings help cover a previously uncharted gap in planetary populations, and offers valuable insight for locating new worlds to colonize.