Image: Hubble sees sculpted galaxy

Image: Hubble sees sculpted galaxy Captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, this image shows NGC 7513, a barred spiral galaxy. Located approximately 60 million light-years away, NGC 7513 lies within the Sculptor constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. phys.org Go to Source

New Zealand just got its first International Dark Sky Park

New Zealand just got its first International Dark Sky Park As light pollution around the world increases, we are losing our access to the night sky. Thankfully, dark sky preserves and parks do exactly what their names suggest – preserve the night sky as our ancestors knew it. And recently, the Wai-iti Recreational Reserve and […]

The Euclid space telescope is coming together

The Euclid space telescope is coming together ESA’s Euclid mission has reached another milestone on its journey towards launch. Its two instruments are now built and fully tested. These have been delivered to Airbus Defence and Space in Toulouse, France, where they are now being integrated with the telescope to form the mission’s payload module. […]

Supermassive binary black hole hunter: SKA pulsar timing array

Supermassive binary black hole hunter: SKA pulsar timing array Recently, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences quantified the potential of gravitational wave detection in the era of the Square Kilometer Array (SKA). The study was published in Physical Review D. phys.org Go to Source

Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights

Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights A pair of linguists recently did a study, which appeared in an ESA-associated journal, that discusses how interstellar travel could lead to changes in our language. The post Languages Will Change Significantly on Interstellar Flights appeared first on Universe Today. Universe Today Go to Source

Detecting the Neutrinos From a Supernova That’s About to Explode

Detecting the Neutrinos From a Supernova That’s About to Explode Neutrinos are puzzling things. They’re tiny particles, almost massless, with no electrical charge. They’re notoriously difficult to detect, too, and scientists have gone to great lengths to detect them. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, for instance, tries to detect neutrinos with strings of detectors buried down […]

Finding NEMO: The future of gravitational-wave astronomy

Finding NEMO: The future of gravitational-wave astronomy A new study released today makes a compelling case for the development of “NEMO”—a new observatory in Australia that could deliver on some of the most exciting gravitational-wave science next-generation detectors have to offer, but at a fraction of the cost. phys.org Go to Source

Dawn Patrol: Jupiter and Saturn at Opposition 2020

Dawn Patrol: Jupiter and Saturn at Opposition 2020 Missing the planets in the first half of 2020? That’s all about to change, as the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn reach opposition in rapid succession this month, heralding a return to the dusk sky. The post Dawn Patrol: Jupiter and Saturn at Opposition 2020 appeared first […]

Study determines fundamental parameters of the chemically peculiar star HD 108662

Study determines fundamental parameters of the chemically peculiar star HD 108662 Astronomers have carried out a spectroscopic analysis of the atmosphere of a magnetic chemically peculiar star designated HD 108662. The study, described in a paper published June 29 on the arXiv preprint server, resulted in determining fundamental parameters of this star. phys.org Go to […]

Shock waves from stellar explosions take preferential direction

Shock waves from stellar explosions take preferential direction In a paper published in the Astrophysical Journal, a team led by researchers at École Polytechnique have paved the way to unraveling the mystery as to why many supernova remnants that we observe from Earth are axisymmetric (elongated along one axis) rather than spherical. phys.org Go to […]