Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 instrument has recently captured a radiant stellar nursery, revealing the presence of OH 339.88-1.26, a massive protostar shrouded behind dust and gas-laden clouds, situated approximately 8,900 light-years away in the Ara constellation.
Astronomers have long been fascinated by the bubbles of hot gas emanating from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and a recent study has brought new insights into the complexity of these massive structures. The eRosita bubbles, named after the X-ray telescope that first spotted them, are enormous structures...
xquisite studies of the motion of the black hole’s partner, a star similar to the Sun that orbits the Gaia BH1 black hole at around the same distance as the Earth orbits the Sun.
Astronomers are now able to gather unprecedented information about the early universe with the help of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, which was designed primarily to detect the faint infrared light from extremely distant galaxies.
The unprecedented view of the radioactive remains of a once-giant star demonstrates that, contrary to the astronomers’ expectations based on previous observations of the stellar corpse, the remains of a supernova are more chaotic.
The gamma-ray burst (GRB), the most potent class of explosions in the cosmos, which is responsible for the emission, is one of the brightest events ever recorded.
While the majority of theories about how the moon formed claim that it formed from the accumulation of debris over time, resulting in an enormous mass that collided with the Earth, a new study with supercomputer suggests a different perspective that the moon was created in hours, not in days.
While two of the Milky Way’s largest satellite galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds, have spent billions of years orbiting one another as they are pulled in toward our home galaxy, a study, just published in Nature, has puzzled astronomers as to why these dwarf galaxies remain intact, with ongoing vigorous star formation.
Because the Orion Nebula is the closest massive star formation region to us and may be similar to the environment in which our solar system was born, studying its PDR – the area that’s heated by starlight – is an ideal place to find clues as to how stars and planets are created.
Such a capability of detecting gases like CO2 around an exoplanet normally indicates that the Webb telescope has potential to find clues about alien life forms as well in the future.
It is not practical to produce two pairs of entangled photons simultaneously, according to Xi-Lin Wang. Instead, they used a single pair of photons that are entangled in two different ways: orbital angular momentum…
This newly found black hole has a mass at least nine times greater than our sun. It was detected in the Tarantula Nebula region of the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy and is located about 160,000 light years from Earth.
Astronomers have observed a star, a white dwarf, that survived a supernovae explosion and emerged being still brighter than before. Located 108 million light years from Earth, this white dwarf is in a spiral galaxy called NGC 1309, about three quarters the size of our Milky Way. A light year...
Astronomers discover a new multi-planet system within our galactic neighborhood. The system lies just 10 parsecs, or about 33 light-years, from Earth. At the heart of the system lies a small and cool M-dwarf star, named HD 260655, and astronomers have found that it hosts at least two terrestrial, Earth-sized...