News tagged with astronomical objects

Stellar discovery

On August 24, astrophysicist Peter Nugent was playing a little catch-up. Nugent, an adjunct professor at Berkeley and group leader of the Computational Cosmology Center at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, ...

Jan 04, 2012 4.9 / 5 (8) 3

Supernova alphabet soup

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is the sole body responsible for the official naming of astronomical objects. So if you have a problem with the way things in the Universe are named, you now know ...

Dec 29, 2011 4 / 5 (2) 3