Astronomy News

Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap
Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:36pm

Telescopic camera captures Pluto's surface, including a possible polar cap

High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.
Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:52am

High-energy X-rays at the centre of the Milky Way stump NASA astronomers.

A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away
Wed Apr 29, 2015 4:42pm

A planetary system has been found orbiting a star 54 lightyears away

 
Reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:45am

Chemical reactions in the early molecular clouds could have caused water formation even in the oxygen-lacking environment.

Observations have revealed a new connection between supernovas that produce gamm
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:23pm

New link found between supernovas that produce gamma rays and those that do not.

Milky Way analog galaxy, NGC 891. Colours show flares from groups of stars with
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:03pm

Thick disk galaxies contain young as well as old stars according to a new report, potentially ending a long-running astronomical anomaly. 

Abell 1689, a large cluster of galaxies 2.3 billion light years away
Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:30pm

Compact ellipticals found isolated from larger galaxy clusters

Cosmic 'tsunamis' caused by collisions cause bursts of star formation
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:06am

Cosmic 'tsunamis' caused by collisions cause bursts of star formation

The observations looked at light reflected off the planet
Wed Apr 22, 2015 4:23pm

The observations were the first to look at light reflected off the planet

Planetesimals form via collisions amongst the debris orbiting a star
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:45pm

Research points to the role of chondrules in Solar System development

https://twitter.com/brynnigan/status/589071881245954048
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:43pm

Observations show the end of galatic star formation begins at the core

Brines in the Martian soil may help extract water from the air
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:04am

Brines in the Martian soil may help extract water from the air

Scientists have conducted a new analysis of meteorites to determine when Earth’s
Tue Apr 14, 2015 4:25pm

New research proves crust formed 4.5 billion years ago

Soyuz flight VS11 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 27 Marc
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:19pm

The Soyuz launched from French Guiana on 27 March

Clouds of cyanide could increase hope of finding life elsewhere in the Galaxy
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:39pm

Clouds of cyanide could increase hope of finding life elsewhere in the Galaxy

The Moon's isotopic 'fingerprint' may show how the body formed
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:13pm

The Moon's isotopic 'fingerprint' may show how the body formed

How did Patrick Moore bring The Sky at Night to our screens?
Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:32pm

How did Patrick Moore bring The Sky at Night to our screens?

Mysterious substance that doesn't interact with light doesn't interact with itse
Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:29pm

Mysterious substance that doesn't interact with light doesn't interact with itself, either

The mission will test technology to deflect NEOs and take humans to Mars
Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:09pm

The mission will test technology to deflect NEOs and take humans to Mars

Biologicially useful nitrogen could indicate a habitable past for the Red Planet
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:06am

Biologicially useful nitrogen could indicate a habitable past for the Red Planet

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