Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Supernova progenitor found?

(Phys.org) -- Type Ia supernovae are violent stellar explosions. Observations of their brightness are used to determine distances in the universe and have shown scientists that the universe is expanding at ...

Aug 03, 2012 4.9 / 5 (9) 4 | with audio podcast

Red is the new Black

(Phys.org) -- The colour of night-time skyglow may be about to undergo a radical change worldwide, according to scientists of the Freie Universität Berlin and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology ...

Aug 02, 2012 4.7 / 5 (19) 3 | with audio podcast

How black holes change gear

(Phys.org) -- Black holes are extremely powerful and efficient engines that not only swallow up matter, but also return a lot of energy to the Universe in exchange for the mass they eat. When black holes attract ...

Jun 07, 2012 4.5 / 5 (8) 83 | with audio podcast

Nomads of the galaxy

A recent study proposes the galaxy is crowded with nomad planets adrift in space. If this is the case, nomad planets may play a dynamic role in the universe.

May 23, 2012 4 / 5 (5) 7