Hubble captures unprecedented fading of Stingray nebula

Hubble captures unprecedented fading of Stingray nebula Great things take time. This is true when it comes to many processes in the universe. For example, it takes millions of years for stars—the building blocks of the universe—to form. Then, many stars last for billions of years before they die and begin to eject shells of […]

Gaia space telescope measures solar system’s acceleration

Gaia space telescope measures solar system’s acceleration The measurement of the acceleration of our solar system by astronomers of TU Dresden is a scientific highlight of the third Gaia catalog, which is now being released. With its publication on December 3, 2020, at 12:00 , the public will have access to high-precision astronomical data, such […]

Observations unveil dynamic magnetosphere of the magnetar Swift J1818.0−1607

Observations unveil dynamic magnetosphere of the magnetar Swift J1818.0−1607 Using the Parkes radio telescope, astronomers have investigated a radio-loud magnetar known as Swift J1818.0−1607. Results of these observations, providing more insights into the properties of this magnetar, unveiling its highly active and dynamic magnetosphere. The findings are reported in a paper published November 25 on […]

A three-dimensional view of the Milky Way

A three-dimensional view of the Milky Way In our Milky Way, there are about 200 billion suns as well as large quantities of gas, some of which serves as raw material for star births. The gas collects in compact lumps but also appears as extended molecular clouds. Astronomers have used the Apex sub-millimeter telescope in […]

Gaia: Most accurate data ever for nearly two billion stars

Gaia: Most accurate data ever for nearly two billion stars Today (3 December), an international team of astronomers announced the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe of our Milky Way galaxy. The measurements of stellar positions, movement, brightness and colours are in the third early data release from the European Space […]

Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes

Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes New research involving nemotode worms aboard the ISS have shown that the effects of microgravity extend to the genetic level. The post Spacefaring Worms Show How Gravity Affects Genes appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Chaotic early solar system collisions resembled ‘asteroids’ arcade game

Chaotic early solar system collisions resembled ‘asteroids’ arcade game One Friday evening in 1992, a meteorite ended a more than 150 million-mile journey by smashing into the trunk of a red Chevrolet Malibu in Peekskill, New York. The car’s owner reported that the 30-pound remnant of the earliest days of our solar system was still […]

Newly discovered ghostly circles in the sky can’t be explained by current theories, astronomers excited

Newly discovered ghostly circles in the sky can’t be explained by current theories, astronomers excited In September 2019, my colleague Anna Kapinska gave a presentation showing interesting objects she’d found while browsing our new radio astronomical data. She had started noticing very weird shapes she couldn’t fit easily to any known type of object. phys.org […]

Dark energy camera snaps deepest photo yet of galactic siblings

Dark energy camera snaps deepest photo yet of galactic siblings Images from the Survey of the MAgellanic Stellar History (SMASH) reveal a striking family portrait of our galactic neighbors—the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. The images represent a portion of the second data release from the deepest, most extensive survey of the Magellanic Clouds. The […]