Astronomers uncover briefest supernova-powered gamma-ray burst

Astronomers uncover briefest supernova-powered gamma-ray burst Astronomers have discovered the shortest-ever gamma-ray burst (GRB) caused by the implosion of a massive star. Using the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab, astronomers identified the cause of this 0.6-second flurry of gamma rays as a supernova explosion in a distant galaxy. GRBs caused by supernovae […]

French astronomers explore supercluster PLCK G334.8-38.0

French astronomers explore supercluster PLCK G334.8-38.0 Using ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope, a team of French astronomers has conducted an X-ray study of a supercluster known as PLCK G334.8-38.0. Results of this research, published July 16 on the arXiv pre-print server, deliver important insights into the nature of this structure. phys.org Go to Source

Zhurong Finds its Own Parachute on the Surface of Mars

Zhurong Finds its Own Parachute on the Surface of Mars As of July 23, 2021, China’s Mars rover Zhurong has traveled 585 meters across the surface of Mars. And along the way, it’s taking pictures of interesting sights. Some of the most intriguing recent images from the rover show debris from the rover’s landing. During […]

Planetary remnants around white dwarf stars

Planetary remnants around white dwarf stars When a star like our sun gets to be old, in another seven billion years or so, it will no longer be able to sustain burning its nuclear fuel. With only about half of its mass remaining it will shrink to a fraction of its radius and become a […]

Russia Just Launched a New Science Module to the Space Station

Russia Just Launched a New Science Module to the Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) is about to get a little bigger. On July 21, the Russian Space Agency launched the station’s newest module into orbit aboard a Proton-M rocket. The module, dubbed Nauka (which means science), is the station’s first new module since […]

Image: Hubble views a faraway galaxy through a cosmic lens

Image: Hubble views a faraway galaxy through a cosmic lens The center of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a striking astronomical phenomenon which can warp, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance of distant galaxies. phys.org Go to Source

Artificial intelligence helps improve NASA’s eyes on the Sun

Artificial intelligence helps improve NASA’s eyes on the Sun A group of researchers is using artificial intelligence techniques to calibrate some of NASA’s images of the Sun, helping improve the data that scientists use for solar research. The new technique was published in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics on April 13, 2021. phys.org Go to […]

The Moon has Been Mildly Preventing Coastal Erosion, in the 2030s, That Protection Ends

The Moon has Been Mildly Preventing Coastal Erosion, in the 2030s, That Protection Ends Planet Earth is currently experiencing an unprecedented warming trend. Average global temperatures are rising at an accelerated rate in response to greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. These rising temperatures, in turn, result in the release of additional greenhouse gases […]

Planetary nebulae in distant galaxies

Planetary nebulae in distant galaxies Using data from the MUSE instrument, researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) succeeded in detecting extremely faint planetary nebulae in distant galaxies. The method used, a filter algorithm in image data processing, opens up new possibilities for cosmic distance measurement—and thus also for determining the Hubble constant. […]

GLOSTAR: Tracing atomic and molecular gas in the Milky Way

GLOSTAR: Tracing atomic and molecular gas in the Milky Way By combining two of the most powerful radio telescopes on Earth, an international team of researchers led by the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR) in Bonn, created the most sensitive maps of the radio emission of large parts of the Northern Galactic plane […]