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June 28, 2022

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Mysterious 'Blue Blobs' Reveal a New Kind of Star System

Astronomers identify a new class of stellar system. They're not quite galaxies and only exist in ...

Astronomers Find Evidence for Most Powerful Pulsar in Distant Galaxy

Astronomers using data from the VLA Sky Survey have discovered one of the youngest known neutron stars -- possibly as young as only 14 years. The dense remnant of a supernova explosion was revealed ...

Young Galaxy’s Coming of Age: Early Galaxies May Be Surprisingly Big and Complex

Scientists have observed a significant amount of cold, neutral gas in the outer regions of the young galaxy A1689-zD1, as well as outflows of hot ...

The Tarantula's Cosmic Web: Astronomers Map Violent Star Formation in Nebula Outside Our Galaxy

Astronomers have unveiled intricate details of the star-forming region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, using new observations from ...
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New Discovery About Distant Galaxies: Stars Are More Massive Than We Thought

A team of astrophysicists has arrived at a major result regarding star populations beyond the Milky Way. The result could change our understanding of a wide range of astronomical phenomena, including ...

Astronomers Find Hidden Trove of Massive Black Holes

Astronomers have found a previously overlooked treasure trove of massive black holes in dwarf galaxies. The newly discovered black holes offer a glimpse into the life story of the supermassive black ...

Researchers Use Galaxy as a 'Cosmic Telescope' to Study Heart of the Young Universe

A unique new instrument, coupled with a powerful telescope and a little help from nature, has given researchers the ability to peer into galactic nurseries at the heart of the young ...

In a Pair of Merging Supermassive Black Holes, a New Method for Measuring the Void

Researchers have devised a potentially easier way of gazing into the abyss. Their imaging technique could allow astronomers to study black holes smaller than M87's, a monster with a mass of 6.5 ...

Search Reveals Eight New Sources of Black Hole Echoes

Astronomers discovered eight new echoing black hole binaries in our galaxy, enabling them to piece together a general picture of how a black hole evolves during an outburst. The findings will help ...

Spinning Stars Shed New Light on Strange Signal Coming from Galactic Center

Researchers have found an alternative explanation for a mysterious gamma-ray signal coming from the center of the galaxy, which was long claimed as a signature of dark ...

Scientists Find Elusive Gas from Post-Starburst Galaxies Hiding in Plain Sight

Post-starburst galaxies were previously thought to scatter all of their gas and dust -- the fuel required for creating new stars -- in violent bursts of energy, and with extraordinary speed. Now, new ...

Hubble Sheds Light on Origins of Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers have identified a rapidly growing black hole in the early universe that is considered a crucial 'missing link' between young star-forming galaxies and the first supermassive ...

Simulating Supernova Remnants, Star Formation in Earthbound Lab

When triggered by some external agent, shockwaves can propagate through molecular clouds of gas and dust to create pockets of dense material. At a certain limit, that dense gas and dust collapses and ...

Astronomers Have Spotted the Farthest Galaxy Ever

An international team of astronomers has spotted the most distant astronomical object ever: a galaxy. Shining only approximately 300 million years after the Big Bang, it may be home to the oldest ...

Record Broken: Hubble Spots Farthest Star Ever Seen

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the universe's birth in the big ...

Astronomers Reveal Best Image Yet of Mysterious Odd Radio Circles in Space

Astronomy's newest mystery objects, odd radio circles or ORCs, have been pulled into sharp focus by an international team of astronomers using the world's most capable radio ...

Researchers Map the Movement of White Dwarfs of the Milky Way

White dwarfs were once normal stars similar to the Sun but then collapsed after exhausting all their fuel. These interstellar remnants have historically been difficult to study. However, a recent ...

The New, Improved Dragonfly Is a Galactic Gas Detector

The Dragonfly telescope is undergoing a metamorphosis. For the past decade, the Dragonfly Telephoto Array has conducted groundbreaking science by detecting faint starlight within dimly lit parts of ...

Cosmic Flashes Pinpointed to a Surprising Location in Space

Astronomers have been surprised by the closest source of mysterious flashes in the sky called fast radio bursts. Precision measurements with radio telescopes reveal that the bursts are made among old ...

Astronomers Map Mysterious Element in Space

A research team has provided an important clue to the origin of the element Ytterbium in the Milky Way, by showing that the element largely originates from supernova explosions. The groundbreaking ...

Galaxy Collision Creates 'Space Triangle' in New Hubble Image

A spectacular head-on collision between two galaxies fueled the unusual triangular-shaped star-birthing frenzy, as captured in a new image from NASA's Hubble Space ...

What Ingredients Went Into the Galactic Blender to Create the Milky Way?

In its early days, the Milky Way was like a giant smoothie, as if galaxies consisting of billions of stars, and an enormous amount of gas had been thrown together into a gigantic blender. But a new ...

Ancient Dwarf Galaxy Reconstructed With [email protected] Volunteer Computer

Astrophysicists for the first time have calculated the original mass and size of a dwarf galaxy that was shredded in a collision with the Milky Way billions of years ...

Supermassive Black Hole Caught Hiding in a Ring of Cosmic Dust

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope Interferometer (ESO's VLTI) has observed a cloud of cosmic dust at the centre of the galaxy Messier 77 that is hiding a supermassive ...

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