“An international team of scientists reveals an evolving, magnetized environment and surprising source location for deep-space fast radio bursts – observations that defy current understanding.”
“For the first time ever, astronomers used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.”
By harnessing the capabilities of the Gemini South telescope in Chile, astronomers have obtained the sharpest image ever of the star R136a1, the most massive known star in the universe. Their research challenges our understanding of the most massive stars and suggests that they may not be as massive as previously thought. Astronomers have yet Read More…
NASA: “The Voyagers have continued to make amazing discoveries, inspiring a new generation of scientists and engineers.”
“Bright, dusty spokes connect the inner and outer rings of the Cartwheel Galaxy in [a] new James Webb Space Telescope image, giving fresh insight into rare double-ringed galaxies.”
“Australian scientists are making strides towards solving one of the greatest mysteries of the universe: the nature of invisible “dark matter.””
Astronomer: “We can’t stop ourselves from analyzing this data. It was so exciting.”
“The most powerful telescope in history reveals its debut images.”
Studies of white dwarf stellar remnants provide insight into the systemic chaos that occurs when a star dies.
As reported in Astronomy Now, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite has now identified more than 5,000 possible exoplanet candidates – TESS Objects of Interest, or TOIs.
ZME Science: The catalog features multiple types of data, which means it can be used by astronomers working in different fields to understand the evolution of stars in our galaxy (and stars in general).
Astrophysicist Jeff Zweerink reminds us that the theoretical prediction of black holes and their subsequent discovery highlights the comprehensibility of the universe by human minds–even relating to phenomena far beyond anything in our experience.
The next couple of nights will offer early-morning sky-watchers the opportunity to view our nearest planetary neighbors (going outward from the sun) appearing to be separated by only about the width of a full moon.
The stunning imagery shows previously known and newly-discovered features, including supernova remnants, huge magnetised radio filaments and the blazing inferno surrounding the 4-million-solar-mass black hole at the core of the galaxy.
UD welcomes our new News anchor. As a starter for reflection, let’s clip from his current book: Naturalism holds that nature is all there is,and that the order of the universe, including the order of the living world,is merely the result of the laws of nature, or, as some put it, of “chance andnecessity.” [Jerry] Read More…