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Newswise: Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

Hubble Detects Smallest Known Dark Matter Clumps

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Using Hubble and a new observing technique, astronomers have uncovered the smallest clumps of dark matter ever detected. Dark matter is an invisible substance that makes up most of the universe's mass and forms the scaffolding upon which galaxies are built.

Channels: Scientific Meetings, Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Staff Picks,

Released:
8-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Newswise: Fast Radio Burst Observations Deepen Astronomical Mystery

Fast Radio Burst Observations Deepen Astronomical Mystery

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA)

Observations with the 8-meter Gemini North telescope, a program of the NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, have allowed astronomers to pinpoint the location of a Fast Radio Burst in a nearby galaxy — making it the closest known example to Earth and only the second repeating burst source to have its location pinpointed in the sky. The source of this burst of radio waves is located in an environment radically different from that seen in previous studies. This discovery challenges researchers’ assumptions on the origin of these already enigmatic extragalactic events.

Channels: Space and Astronomy, Technology, Nature (journal), Space and Astronomy, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 4:00 PM EST
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NASA's Hubble Surveys Gigantic Galaxy

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has photographed a majestic spiral galaxy, UGC 2885, located 232 million light-years away. The galaxy is 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way and contains 10 times as many stars. Astronomers want to know how it got so big.

Channels: Scientific Meetings, Space and Astronomy,

Released:
5-Jan-2020 3:15 PM EST
Research Results
Newswise: 'Cotton Candy' Planet Mysteries Unravel in New Hubble Observations

'Cotton Candy' Planet Mysteries Unravel in New Hubble Observations

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Astronomers using Hubble have studied a unique class of young, migratory exoplanets that have the density of cotton candy. Nothing like them exists in our solar system. They orbit the star Kepler 51, located 2,600 light-years away. Hubble spectroscopic observations allowed researchers to refine mass estimates for these worlds—independently confirming their “puffy” nature.

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Released:
19-Dec-2019 1:00 PM EST
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Newswise: Astronomers Propose a Novel Method of Finding Atmospheres on Rocky Worlds

Astronomers Propose a Novel Method of Finding Atmospheres on Rocky Worlds

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A team of astronomers proposes a new method of using Webb to determine whether a rocky exoplanet has an atmosphere. The technique, which involves measuring the planet’s temperature as it passes behind its star and then comes back into view, is significantly faster than more traditional methods of atmospheric detection.

Channels: Space and Astronomy, Staff Picks, All Journal News,

Released:
2-Dec-2019 10:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Warwick physicists among UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global science project

Warwick physicists among UK researchers awarded £30m investment in global science project

University of Warwick

The University of Warwick has received over £900,000 to provide essential contributions to the international DUNE experiment, which aims to answer fundamental questions about our universe.

Channels: Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy,

Released:
21-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Released:
12-Nov-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Hubble Observes First Confirmed Interstellar Comet

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

Hubble has taken the sharpest view to date of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov whose speed and trajectory indicate it has come from beyond our solar system. The image, taken October 12, 2019, reveals a central concentration of dust around the comet's nucleus.

Channels: Particle Physics, Physics, Space and Astronomy, Staff Picks,

Released:
16-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Newswise: Milky Way Raids Intergalactic 'Bank Accounts,' Hubble Study Finds

Milky Way Raids Intergalactic 'Bank Accounts,' Hubble Study Finds

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

A new Hubble study to be published in The Astrophysical Journal reports the best measurements yet for how much and how fast gas flows in and out of the Milky Way. Astronomers were surprised to find a surplus of incoming gas, leaving them with new questions to answer about how our galaxy works.

Channels: Space and Astronomy, All Journal News,

Released:
10-Oct-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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