A single, ghostly subatomic particle that traveled some 4 billion light-years before reaching Earth has helped astronomers pinpoint a likely source of high-energy cosmic rays for the first time. Subsequent observations with the National Science...
12-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Melissa Hoffman tells us about the new techniques astronomers have developed to locate some of the youngest planets in our galaxy.
5-Jul-2018 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Astronomers have given one of Einstein’s predictions on gravity its most stringent test yet. By precisely tracking the meanderings of three stars in a single system – two white dwarf stars and one ultra-dense neutron star – the researchers...
3-Jul-2018 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Two independent teams of astronomers have uncovered convincing evidence that three young planets are in orbit around an infant star known as HD 163296. Using a new planet-finding strategy, the astronomers identified three discrete disturbances in a...
12-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
GALAXY 13.28 BILLION LIGHT-YEARS AWAY SHOWS SURPRISING SIGNS OF CHEMICAL MATURITY
15-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers have developed a new and improved version of an unconventional radio-astronomy imaging system known as a Phased Array Feed, which can survey vast swaths of the sky and generate multiple views of astronomical objects with unparalleled...
30-Apr-2018 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Astronomers have witnessed the beginnings of a gargantuan cosmic pileup, the impending collision of 14 young, starbursting galaxies. This ancient megamerger is destined to evolve into one of the most massive structures in the known universe: a...
24-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Using data from ALMA, a team of astronomers discovered that a powerful stellar flare erupted from Proxima Centauri last March.
26-Feb-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
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