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A New Catalog of Infrared Dark Clouds

Infrared dark clouds (IRDCs) are dark patches of cold dust and gas seen in the sky against the bright diffuse infrared glow of warm...

Hubble Makes Surprising Find in the Early Universe

New results from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope suggest the formation of the first stars and galaxies in the early Universe took place sooner...

A mirror image of Earth and Sun

Among the more than 4,000 known exoplanets, KOI-456.04 is something special: less than twice the size of Earth, it orbits a Sun-like star. And...

Ultra-bright X-ray source awakens near a galaxy not so far away

A new ultra-bright source of X-rays has awakened in between our galactic neighbours the Magellanic Clouds, after a 26-year slumber. This is the second-closest...

First optical measurements of Milky Way’s Fermi Bubbles probe their origin

Using the Wisconsin H-Alpha Mapper telescope, astronomers have for the first time measured the Fermi Bubbles in the visible light spectrum. The Fermi Bubbles...

Intense Flash From Milky Way’s Black Hole Illuminated Gas Far Outside...

About 3.5 million years ago, the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy unleashed an enormous burst of energy. Our...

Detection of Crab Nebula shows viability of innovative gamma-ray telescope

Scientists in the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) consortium have detected gamma rays from the Crab Nebula using a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT), proving the...

Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only...

Astronomers Find Cosmic Golden Needle Buried For Two Decades: Einstein Ring

Determined to find a needle in a cosmic haystack, a pair of astronomers time traveled through archives of old data from W. M. Keck...

Astronomers confirm that galaxy mergers have a positive effect on igniting...

Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) play a major role in galaxy evolution. Astronomers from SRON and RuG have now used a record-sample of galaxies to...

Some stars in Westerlund 2 have a difficult time forming planets

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are finding that planets have a tough time forming in the rough-and-tumble central region of the massive, crowded...

MAXI J1820+070: Black Hole Outburst Caught on Video

A pair of jets blasting away from a black hole at 80% the speed of light has been observed by astronomers. The stellar-mass...

A mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of...

Astronomers have used mysterious fast radio bursts to solve a decades-old mystery of ‘missing matter’, long predicted to exist in the Universe but never...

Astronomers have found a new class of cosmic explosions

Astronomers have found two objects that, added to a strange object discovered in 2018, constitute a new class of cosmic explosions. The new type...

New infrared telescope to spot cosmic hidden treasures

A new infrared telescope, to be designed and built by astronomers at The Australian National University (ANU), will monitor the entire southern sky in...

Astronomers captured an image of a “cosmic ring of fire” as...

Astronomers have captured an image of a super-rare type of galaxy – described as a “cosmic ring of fire” – as it existed 11...

A Phd student clears up massive black hole confusion

Black holes are among the most enigmatic objects in our universe. These mysterious celestial bodies do not emit any light of their own and...

Hubble Sees Stellar Glitter in a Cosmic Void

Unlike a spiral or elliptical galaxy, the galaxy KK 246 looks like glitter spilled across a black velvet sheet. KK 246, also known as...

ALMA found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the...

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found quasi-periodic flickers in millimeter-waves from the center of the Milky Way, Sagittarius (Sgr) A*. The...

ALMA Discovers Massive Rotating Disk in Early Universe

In our 13.8 billion-year-old universe, most galaxies like our Milky Way form gradually, reaching their large mass relatively late. But a new discovery made...

First Independent Confirmation of PDS 70 Protoplanets

New evidence shows the first-ever pictures capturing the birth of a pair of planets orbiting the star PDS 70 are in fact authentic. Using a...

New fermi catalog adds 2000 gamma-ray sources

The Fermi-LAT collaboration has published its fourth source catalog, named 4FGL. Based on eight years of data, it contains 5064 celestial objects emitting gamma...

New model explains the Origin of Fermi Bubbles and Galactic Center...

A pair of gigantic gamma-ray bubbles centered on the core of the Milky Way galaxy were discovered by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope 10...

Astronomers found new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy

Astronomers at the University of Canterbury (UC) have found an incredibly rare new Super-Earth planet towards the centre of the galaxy. The planet is one...

New insights into exploding massive stars and the next generation of...

In a study recently published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers Dr Jade Powell and Dr Bernhard Mueller from the...

Study examines which type of galaxies are best for technological civilizations

Giant elliptical galaxies are not as likely as previously thought to be cradles of technological civilizations such as our own, according to a recent...

NASA James Telescope Unravel Riddles of a Stellar Nursery

A bustling stellar nursery in the picturesque Orion Nebula will be a subject of study for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, scheduled to launch...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides new way to study the evolution of the...

Gravitational-wave astronomy provides a unique new way to study the expansion history of the Universe. On 17 August 2017, the LIGO and Virgo collaborations...

For the first time researchers model a superluminous supernova system in...

For most of the 20th century, astronomers have scoured the skies for supernovae—the explosive deaths of massive stars—and their remnants in search of clues...

The ultraviolet light emitted by the star formation in very massive...

The sparsely distributed hot gas found today between galaxies, the intergalactic medium (IGM), is ionized. The early universe started off hot, but then it...

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