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VLA Gives Tantalizing Clues About Source of Energetic Cosmic Neutrino

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

Detecting Planet Formation Beyond our Solar System

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


Even Phenomenally Dense Neutron Stars Fall Like a Feather

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

Trio of Infant Planets Discovered Around Newborn Star

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


ALMA Finds Most-Distant Oxygen in the Universe

15-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


New Technology Offers to Broaden Vision for Radio Astronomy

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 Witness Galaxy Megamerger

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


Powerful Flare from Star Proxima Centauri Detected with ALMA

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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