Astronomy

Unraveling the evolution of the Milky Way with big data

Unraveling the evolution of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similar challenge to mapping the human genome, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA’s galaxy mapper Gaia takes billions of measurements of 2 billion of the brightest stars in the sky. Here we look at what it …

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Pioneering UH astronomer featured in new book about navigating a male-dominated field

Ann Merchant Boesgaard Ann Merchant BoesgaardEmeritus Astronomer at the University of Hawaii Institute of Astronomy (If a), is featured in the new book Heaven is for everyonean internationally diverse collection of autobiographical essays by women who have broken down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy. Boesgaard began his …

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Remembering, celebrating and planning key elements of Matariki, says a Maori astronomer

Friday will be Aotearoa’s first-ever Matariki public holiday to mark the start of the Maori New Year, but the star cluster is known around the world and has an ancient recorded history. Photo: Nasa It is the most important celebration in the traditional Maori calendar, which occurs when the star …

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Microsoft Store: no more astronomical prices and open source applications paid or copied for free

Microsoft updated Microsoft Store policies on June 16, 2022. One of the changes prohibits publishers from charging fees for software that is open source or generally available for free. Another that uses irrationally high prices in the store. If you’ve visited the Microsoft Store in the past couple of years, …

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Astronomers reveal the most detailed map of asteroid Psyche yet

Enlarge / Astronomers at MIT and elsewhere have mapped the composition of asteroid Psyche, revealing a surface of metal, sand and rock. Nasa Astronomers have produced the most detailed map yet of the surface of 16-Psyche, an asteroid that scientists believe may hold clues to the formation of planets in …

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Ask Astro: What will white dwarfs, neutron stars and brown dwarfs look like at the end of their lives?

What will white dwarfs, neutron stars and brown dwarfs look like at the very end of their lives, when they no longer emit radiation? Bill Zuna Tallahassee, Florida Let’s first look at a white dwarf. These stellar remnants are the remnants of Sun-like stars and consist mostly of …

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New Gaia Data to Reveal Milky Way’s Dark Past and Future

A space telescope observing stars in the Milky Way as they appear today reveals what happened to the galaxy when it was just a few billion years old, and an upcoming data release will help astronomers to peek into an even more distant past. The European Space Agency Mission Gaia …

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Astronomy Night at Lookout will feature a film screening

The Crystal Coast Stargazers meet June 17 at the Cape Lookout Visitor Center. Photo: Doug Waters HARKERS ISLAND — June 17 is the next astronomy night at the Cape Lookout National Seashore — a certified international dark sky park — and includes a special screening of the 2018 56-minute documentary, …

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American Astronomical Society Honors Seven MIT Affiliates with 2022 Awards and Prizes | MIT News

Seven members of the MIT community have received the 2022 American Astronomical Society (AAS) Prizes and Awards. The honorees include two assistant professors of physics, Erin Kara and Kiyoshi Masui, as well as former students Camille Carlisle SM ’10, Charles Keith Gendreau PhD ’95, Laura Lopez ’04, Richard Mushotzky ’68 …

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Astronomers just practiced what would happen if a potentially dangerous asteroid was detected

On and around our planet there are thousands of comets and asteroids known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs). Several space agencies and government affiliates are responsible for tracking them, especially those known as Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs). These objects are so named because they will pass through Earth’s orbit and may …

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Scientist Says Interstellar Travel Might Be Possible Without Spaceships

Although a warp drive almost certainly doesn’t exist, there’s no law of physics that says interstellar travel isn’t possible. Perhaps that’s one of the reasons why the idea of ​​science fiction isn’t out of the realm of possibility, and why some scientists aren’t afraid to seriously consider how such a …

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Maui teens study asteroids and black holes during UH astronomy program

Nine students from Maui participated in the University of Hawaii’s HI STAR program to nurture interest in what exists in the universe and encourage careers in STEM. Photo Courtesy: UH Maui College King Kekaulike High School student Giullia Porter became fascinated with astronomy in seventh grade after putting on glasses …

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Astronomers discover 116,027 new variable stars

Using machine learning techniques and data from the All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN) and several other surveys, astronomers have identified 378,861 variable stars, of which 262,834 are known variables and 116 027 are new discoveries. The variable star Eta Carinae is found in the Carina Nebula. Image credit: ESO …

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Indigenous astronomers help next generation First Nations scientists aim for the stars

Two First Nations astronomers are working to show Indigenous children that they can pursue their dreams of astronomy through a program at the Australian National University. Last week, the ANU held a week-long program with Indigenous high school students from remote New South Wales and Tasmania to give them first-hand …

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“House prices here are so astronomical that they inhibit life”

Joe Caslin is an Irish street artist and illustrator from Roscommon. His works shed light on the social problems of modern Ireland with suicide, drug addiction and marriage equality among the topics he addressed. Caslin has created a temporary mural that is at the heart of the current Faoin Spéir …

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The Hubble Space Telescope observes NGC 3509

NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunning new photo of the spiral galaxy NGC 3509. This Hubble image shows NGC 3509, a spiral galaxy some 350 million light-years away in the constellation Leo. Image credit: NASA / ESA / R. van der Marel, STScI / G. Kober, NASA’s Goddard …

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Machine Learning Algorithm Highlights Math Theory Issues in Interpreting Microlenses

Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms trained on real astronomical observations are now outperforming astronomers in sifting through huge amounts of data to find new exploding stars, identify new types of galaxies and detect star mergers massive, accelerating the pace of new discoveries in the world’s oldest. science. But AI, also known …

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Bad astronomy | Black Widow’s Pulsar zaps and eats its mate

Astronomers have discovered a new example of a kind of creepy dead star that shoots death rays so powerful they cook up their binary companion star and eat its remains. No, I’m not kidding. And this discovery is interesting because the two stars are closer to each other than any …

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Hubble focuses on the central galaxy of Abell 2147

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have captured a striking new photo of UGC 10143, a giant elliptical galaxy located at the center of the galaxy cluster Abell 2147. This Hubble image shows the elliptical galaxy UGC 10143 at the center of the galaxy cluster Abell 2147. Image credit: …

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1995 U.S. UFO sighting was actually of celestial bodies, astronomers claim

A mysterious strobe of lights that was spotted in 1995 sparking UFO rumors turned out to be celestial bodies, astronomers have claimed. The bizarre 1995 incident happened when two American pilots flying American West Flight 564 from Dallas, Texas to Las Vegas claimed to have had a close encounter with …

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Astronomers stumble upon an X-ray ‘fireball’ of a massive stellar explosion

Astronomers have just stumbled across one of the biggest explosions in the universe, confirming a theory about how dead stars can temporarily and dramatically come back to life. Astronomers using the space-based Erosita X-ray Telescope observed a single bright flash of X-rays on July 7, 2020, which has never been …

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The heat of the sun mixed the planets of the early solar system

In the early years of the solar system, the still-forming giant planets dodged, did a do-si-do, and then pulled one of their partners away from the sun’s gravitational grip. Things worked out, and our planetary system was in its final configuration. What triggered this planetary reshuffle is unknown. Now, computer …

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Surpassing NASA’s Hubble, China says its Xuntian telescope with 350 times larger view can unlock ‘cosmic mysteries’

China is stepping up its efforts to explore the universe as it prepares to launch its “Xuntian” space telescope next year. Known as China’s “Hubble”, authorities in Beijing say it surpasses the capabilities of the NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) telescope. The flagship telescope is set to reveal new …

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Astronomers Discover Rare ‘Black Widow’ Binary, With Shortest Orbit Yet

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain The blink of a nearby star has drawn astronomers at MIT to a mysterious new system 3,000 light-years from Earth. The stellar weirdness appears to be a new “black widow binary” – a rapidly spinning neutron star, or pulsar, that spins in circles and slowly consumes …

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Astronomer and Astrophysicist Dr Jacinta Delhaize talks about being a woman in STEM, chasing your dreams and believing in yourself | Mandurah Courier

When Dr. Jacinta Delhaize was five years old, she decided she wanted to be an astronaut. Lover of space and eager to float, she had all the prerequisites a child would need to aim for the stars. But when a teacher told her she couldn’t become an astronaut because there …

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Partial Solar Eclipse – Space and Astronomy Coming April 30

April 30 will be full of astronomical events: a partial solar eclipse is coming, which will not be visible from Italy, and at the same time Venus and Jupiter will put on a show at dawn. “These are two of the brightest planets to observe and they will rise just …

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An expensive telescope on an airplane is finally in danger of being terminated after years of problems

The onboard SOFIA telescope will make its final observations by September 30.Credit: Joshua Fisher/NASA NASA and the German space agency are permanently closing the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), an in-plane telescope that has been scrutinized for years for its high cost and low scientific output. Since 2014, the …

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Space blocks: the future of international cooperation in space

There has been a phenomenal growth in commercial activities in space over the past decade. As a result, some researchers see a future of space cooperation defined by shared commercial interests. In this scenario, commercial entities act as intermediaries between states, uniting them behind specific commercial projects in space. However, …

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Mānoa: UHERO: Astronomy’s impact on Hawaiʻi is even greater with “spillover” effects

University of Hawaii at Mānoa Contact: Link to the video: https://bit.ly/3OtEvoP The extent of astronomy’s economic impact on the state goes far beyond standard economic measures when “spillover” effects are included, according to the report by the University of Washington’s Economic Research Organization. ‘Hawaii (UHERO) on astronomy in Hawaii. UHERO …

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The astronomical odds that Minnesota exploded after a choke job against the Grizzlies

What was that, Minnesota? The Timberwolves looked set to snatch Game 3 from the Memphis Grizzlies, dominating them for most of the first half. They built a massive 26-point lead at one point. Patrick Beverley of all people surpassed Ja Morant! (much to LeBron’s delight). While Morant and co. brought …

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The planet’s atmosphere explains the gravity of the situation

Sequence of images from the Dynamic Solar Observatory in wavelength 171 of the transit of Venus, merged to show the path of Venus across the sun. Credit: NASA/SDO Without Venus’ dense and fast-moving atmosphere, Earth’s sister planet probably wouldn’t spin. Instead, Venus would be locked in place, always facing the …

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Broken Hill amateur astronomer wins Astronomical Society of Australia award

A Broken Hill amateur astronomer has won a national award for his contributions to a wide range of planetary science, particularly his work observing Saturn. Key points: Trevor Barry has been named co-winner of the Astronomical Society of Australia’s 2022 Berenice and Arthur Page Medal. The prize recognizes amateur astronomers …

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The team behind the discovery of the three-star planet withdraws its article

This graph shows the orbit of the planet in the HD 131399 system (red line) and the orbits of stars (blue lines). Credit: ESO An international team of researchers who published an article in the journal Science in 2016 describing their discovery of a three-star exoplanet, has now retracted that …

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SCVNews.com | COC Astronomy and Physics Club seeks artwork to send into space

At the special meeting of the Santa Clarita City Council on April 12, 2022, the city council approved a settlement agreement with the plaintiffs who filed suit against the city on December 29, 2021, alleging a violation of California law on voting rights. After being suspended for more than two …

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Women’s History Month: Dr. Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil pronunciation: Burchin Moot-loo Pak-dil This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Dr. Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil. Source: 2018 Ted Scholars The smartest person in the world Dr. Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil first became interested in astronomy during a college assignment when she was asked to write an essay about her …

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State House and Senate on a collision course over the future of astronomy on Mauna Kea

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The State House and the Senate are on a collision course over the future of astronomy on Mauna Kea. Senate lawmakers on Friday passed a bill that keeps the university in charge of telescopes at the top. That’s different from the House bill, which the governor says …

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Astronomers detect a ‘galactic space laser’

A powerful radio wave laser, called a ‘megamaser’, has been observed by the MeerKAT telescope in South Africa. The record-breaking discovery is the most distant such megamaser ever detected, about five billion light-years from Earth. The light from the megamaser traveled 58 billion billion (58 followed by 21 zeros) kilometers …

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The Milky Way’s inner ring is nearly 6 billion years old, astronomers say

According to an analysis of stellar data from the APOGEE survey, our Milky Way galaxy hosts a ring-shaped internal structure rich in metals (elements heavier than hydrogen and helium) and of intermediate age. wylie et al. studied the metallicity, age, and orbital anatomy of the inner Milky Way, focusing specifically …

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Here are the main astronomical sites to see in 2022

The story continues under the ad The first of the pair falls on the night of May 15. A slight darkening of the lower left of the moon will begin around 9:32 p.m. Eastern Time, but it will be little different to most untrained observers. It’s the brightest and most …

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In Hyderabad, the tale of two astronomical observatories – reflections of a rich heritage and a not-so-glorious present

The Nizamiah Observatory in Hyderabad, which could have been an apt reminder of the city’s scientific heritage and historical contributions to the field of astronomy in India, today stands as a forgotten monument and a symbol of neglect. Its two cylindrical stone structures with domes built more than a century …

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Amateur Astronomer Takes Over 2 Million Photos to Show Moon Dancing

Andrew McCarthy claims he’s “just a normal guy with a telescope”, but he’s probably just being humble. The hugely successful social media astrophotographer spent an entire month snapping photos of the moon during its transiting zenith. He took over 2 million individual photos, which he stitched together into an incredible …

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Shelley Wright will receive 20 from the SETI Institute

Image: Dr. Shelley Wright to see Continued Credit: Photo credit: Laurie Hatch Photography. March 28, 2022, Mountain View, California – On May 12, 2022, Dr. Shelley Wright will receive the 2022 Drake Prize from the SETI Institute. Wright was a pioneer in the development and research of optical and near-infrared …

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Astronomers discover protoplanetary disks in Orion’s molecular clouds

Astronomers using the NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have detected 97 discs of gas and dust around young protostars in the constellation Orion, home to star-forming regions. stars closest to Earth. This image shows the molecular clouds of Orion, the target of …

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Chances of back-to-back meteors in Manitoba ‘astronomical’, expert says – Winnipeg

The meteor that lit up the sky Wednesday night in the Interlake wasn’t the only one Manitobans have seen this week. Manitoba Planetarium astronomer Scott Young told 680 CJOB that the province — along with neighboring regions — had the extremely rare pleasure of seeing back-to-back meteors on Tuesday and …

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Ayurveda, Vastu, astronomy among research proposals selected by AICTE Indian Knowledge Systems

Ayurveda, Darshanas, Vastu Vidya, Tribal Knowledge Base are among the selected research proposals from all over India to be supported by the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) division of the Ministry of Education of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) . A total of 13 entries were shortlisted, including …

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According to a team of astronomers, planet 9 does not exist

New York: A team of astronomers who swindled around 87% of the southern sky have yet to find any trace of Planet Nine in our solar system. Pluto, discovered in January 1930, was previously known as Planet Nine. However in 2006, astronomers reclassified Pluto as a dwarf planet. While astronomers …

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Astronomer spotted asteroid hours before it hit Earth

The asteroid, seen as the dark streak in the center, about 13 minutes before it hits Earth. Picture: Kleť Observatory An asteroid measuring about 10 feet across burned up in the sky north of Iceland. This kind of thing happens from time to time, but this incident was notable in …

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Maybe data astronomy: Indian experts question study predicting fourth wave of Covid in June

New Delhi: Forecasting models are only good for short-term projections and an IIT-Kanpur study predicting a fourth wave of Covid in India in June could be ‘data astronomy’ and guesswork at best, say several scientists . Allaying fears of a new spike in cases in the next three months, they …

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Astronomers may have detected a ‘sonic boom’ from a powerful explosion known as Kilonova

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has collected data on a kilonova – a powerful event pictured here that occurs when two neutron stars merge – associated with GW170817. This is the first cosmic event that produced gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation, or light, that was detected on Earth. Credit: X-ray data …

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Bath Museum buys astronomer Caroline Herschel’s guest book

A portrait of Caroline Herschel with an illustration of the planets of the solar system. Image: Royal Astronomical Society. Laura Chester March 09, 2022 German-born Herschel (1750-1848) moved to the UK to be with his brother William Herschel …

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Webb primary mirror alignment goes smoothly – Astronomy Now

Slowly but surely, the 18 hexagonal segments that make up the James Webb Space Telescope’s 6.5-meter (21.3-foot) segmented main mirror are aligned to bring starlight to razor-sharp clarity. After Webb arrived in space on Christmas Day, the segments were only roughly aligned. But using the observatory’s near-infrared camera, NIRCam, scientists …

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Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School teacher selected as NASA Astronomy Ambassador

Dustin Lenging, an eighth-grade math, science, writing, and robotics facilitator at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School, has been named the 2022 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Airborne Astronomy Ambassador. Alongside Castaic High School teacher Cody Kennedy, Lenging is set to fly along the stratosphere in the Stratospheric Observatory …

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Amateur astronomers team up to measure the distance of a passing asteroid – Sky & Telescope

On the afternoon of December 19, 2021, our team of amateur astronomers in two cities in Italy, Cremona and Salerno, observed the close pass of near-Earth asteroid 163899 (2003 SD220). Our observations allowed us to calculate its distance by the parallax method. the parallax of an object is its apparent …

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24 teachers from 13 states will become NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors

March 1, 2022, Mountain View, California – The SETI Institute has selected 24 teachers from 13 states as NASA Airborne Astronomy (AAA) Ambassadors in 2022. AAA is a professional development program for science teachers to ‘improve science education and enhance student learning and STEM engagement. The AAA program includes teachers …

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Dating not so close to the galactic kind

By ESA/Hubble February 27, 2022 Hubble Space Telescope image showing the galaxies NGC 4496A and NGC 4496B. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, T. Boeker, B. Holwerda, Dark Energy Survey, DOE, FNAL/DECam, CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA, SDSS, Acknowledgment: R. Colombari The twin galaxies NGC 4496A and NGC 4496B dominate the frame of this image of …

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Astronomers identify an actual planet with two suns – like Star Wars’ ‘Tatooine’

Artist’s impression of Kepler-16b, the first known planet to permanently orbit two stars – what is called a circumbinary planet. The planet, visible in the foreground, was discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle A study proves that ground-based telescopes can search for planets with two suns. Astronomers have …

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UAH – News

UAH physics graduate student Sunil Laudari helped with the image. Courtesy of Nature Astronomy An image created by astrophysicists at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) who conducted pioneering research to quantify the processes involved in gas mixing in the tails of galaxies stripped of their gas envelopes has …

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Snapshot: Hubble captures an elegant pair of interacting galaxies

Over the past 30 years, the Hubble Space Telescope has helped transform our understanding of the universe. And all the while, it has also regularly quenched the public’s thirst for breathtaking views of nebulae and galaxies dotted across the cosmos. Known as Arp 282 and located some 300 million light-years …

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LUI releases a new art rock album ASTRONOMICAL WAYS TO DIE

Today, Lui Salazar, known by his stage name LUI, released his new art rock album, “Astronomical Ways to Die” under Dead Internet Records. The album can be found on most music streaming platforms, and plans for a limited physical release are underway. LUI, an artist and music producer based near …

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Astronomers use India’s largest optical telescope to peer into Pluto and reveal hidden mysteries

More than 16 years after being downgraded from a full-time planet to a dwarf, Pluto still remains the center of attraction for astronomers around the world. An international team of astronomers, including from India, have now derived the precise value of Pluto’s atmospheric pressure on its surface. The atmospheric pressure …

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Vatican astronomers discover a mysterious new object in our solar system

An astronomer from the Vatican Observatory has discovered a new body in the solar system. The “Trans-Neptunian Object” (TNO) was designated 2021 XD7 and was spotted by Richard Boyle using the Vatican’s Advanced Technology Telescope on December 3. Much like Pluto, the first discovered trans-Neptunian object, 2021 XD7 has a …

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Out-of-control rocket about to hit the moon is not a SpaceX Falcon 9, astronomers now say: report

See the SpaceX recall? If you spot the booster in a telescope before it reaches the moon, let us know! Send images and comments to [email protected] A rocket scene set to hit the moon on March 4 may not be from SpaceX after all. The astronomer credited with discovering the …

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Astronomers think they just spotted an ‘invisible’ black hole for the first time

To discover such an invisible black hole, the team of scientists had to combine two different types of observations over several years. Astronomers took the first-ever direct image of a black hole in 2019, thanks to glowing material in its presence. But many black holes are actually almost impossible to …

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Unraveling the Mystery of Jupiter’s High-Energy “Aurora Borealis”

The campaign was well underway when Bridges and Mandel joined. They found the lab when they were undergraduates, but their interest in astronomy was sparked much earlier. In elementary school, Bridges remembers bringing a stack of photos taken from the Mars Rover to show and tell. For Mandel, it was …

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Astronomers search for alien technology among billions of stars but find themselves empty

The center of the Milky Way contains a supermassive black hole and many stars – but so far no extraterrestrial technosignature X-rays: NASA/CXC/UMass/D. Wang et al.; Radio: NRF/SARAO/MeerKAT Using one of the most sensitive radio telescopes in the world, a trio of Australian researchers set out to hunt for extraterrestrials …

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Astronomers are creating a new global force to stop Elon Musk’s internet satellites hiding killer asteroids

A union of astronomers is taking action to protect the night sky from damage from the thousands of satellites launched by companies like SpaceX. Huge satellite systems known as megaconstellations, including the thousands that Elon Musk’s private space company launched to create the Starlink network, leave bright trails in images …

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Astronomers continue to find stars that should be dead. Now we can finally find out why

The most massive stars in the Universe also have the shortest lifespans. The more mass a star has, the faster it burns up its fuel stores, resulting in lifespans of less than about 10 million years. This fascinating fact leads us to a riddle. Most of these stars are relatively …

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New center aims to address issues raised by satellite swarms

This time-lapse image of Venus and the Pleiades shows the tracks of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. (Torsten Hansen / IAU OAE / Creative Commons Attribution) The International Astronomical Union is leading the creation of a new center to deal with the complications created by constellations of broadband satellites like SpaceX’s Starlink …

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Mysterious flying object identified by astronomy expert

The unidentified flying object seen over Kenilworth and the surrounding area has now been identified as a large meteor. Residents and motorists spotted the unusual sight on Saturday evening (January 29) and many took to social media to see if anyone else had seen the same thing. The object, which …

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West Ham transfer news: ‘astronomical offer’ claim emerges, Irons ‘shows ambition’

West Ham United have shown ambition in trying to secure a club record deal for Benfica star Darwin Nunez, but there are huge question marks over whether they will be able to do so. welcome the striker to the London Stadium before the 11pm deadline tonight, according to journalist Pete …

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Virtual Astronomy Night on February 2 to focus on the origins of the modern calendar

MSU St. Andrews’ next Virtual Family Astronomy Night is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 2. The topic of this event will be “Astronomy: How the Calendar Became”, focusing on how the modern Western calendar was established. Those interested in participating are asked to register at msu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YIs9rvkbRs6gzufqGrDTHg to receive …

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UTSA Faculty Members Recognized by World Renowned Scientific Council | UTSA today | UTSA

James Chambers, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. A long-established biochemist with recognized national and international expertise, he specializes in the enzymology of inherited lysosomal storage diseases, the characterization of glycoconjugates, the function of receptor-mediated channels and the development of biosensor detection elements. . …

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Hydrogen filament 3,900 light-years long

Artist’s impression of the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: Pablo Carlos Budassi About 13.8 billion years ago, our Universe was born from a massive explosion that gave rise to the first subatomic particles and the laws of physics as we know them. About 370,000 years later hydrogen had formed, the building …

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The sky this week from January 21 to 28

Sunday January 23Mercury reaches inferior conjunction at 5 a.m. EST. It is now hidden from view by the bright glare of the Sun, but will just begin to appear at dawn as a morning object by the end of the month. Instead, let’s focus tonight on a fascinating and easy-to-see …

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University of Hawaii astronomers study dying stars swallowing nearby planets

As stars begin to reach the end of their life cycle, they get bigger. Surrounding planets lose their orbital energy and move closer together, eventually being consumed by the star. The Earth will eventually be swallowed up by the Sun, but that won’t happen for at least five billion years. …

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Astronomy App Market to Grow Exponentially in 2027

The Astronomy Application Market report provides a comprehensive analysis of this business space and includes crucial information regarding current revenue, market trends, market size, periodic deliverables, market share and forecasts. benefits over the study period. An insight into the performance assessment of the Astronomy Application Market has been mentioned in …

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Strange, hidden Jupiter-sized exoplanet spotted by astronomers and citizen scientists

A group of astronomers and citizen scientists have discovered a hidden planet the size of Jupiter in a distant solar system, and they should be lucky enough to see it again soon. The planet, designated TOI-2180 b, is relatively close to us here on Earth, just 379 light-years away. But …

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Astronomers witness the death of a red supergiant for the first time

Astronomers have captured the death of a red supergiant star for the first time. The real-time discovery was published Jan. 6 in Astrophysical Journal and led by researchers from Northwestern University and the University of California, Berkeley. According to a press release from Northwestern, the team observed the red supergiant …

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An astronomer captures a large asteroid passing in front of the Earth; Was it dangerous?

On Tuesday, a house-sized asteroid flew relatively close to Earth and an astronomer captured it through a virtual telescope. Besides this asteroid, other space objects are expected to approach Earth this month, one of which is larger than the Empire State Building! Asteroid warning: Huge space object flew past Earth …

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Astronomers witness huge dying star reach explosive end

Through WM Keck Observatory January 10, 2022 Artist’s impression of a red supergiant star in the last year of its life emitting a tumultuous cloud of gas. This suggests that at least some of these stars undergo significant internal changes before becoming a supernova. Credit: WM Keck Observatory / Adam …

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