First evidence for water ice clouds found outside solar system
A team of scientists led by Carnegie's Jacqueline Faherty has discovered the first evidence of water ice clouds on an object outside of our own Solar System. Water ice clouds exist on our own gas giant planets—Jupiter, ...
Formation and large scale confinement of jets emitted by young stars finally elucidated
An international team of scientists has succeeded in explaining the formation and propagation over astronomical distances of jets of matter emitted by young stars—one of the most fascinating mysteries of ...
Water vapor detected in the atmosphere of a hot Jupiter
California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomers using data gathered at the W. M. Keck Observatory have developed a new technique for planetary scientists that could provide insight into how many ...
A low-density planet that won't stick to a schedule
(Phys.org) —For their latest discovery, Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have found a low-mass, low-density planet with a punctuality problem.
Voyager 1 has left the solar system, says new study
(Phys.org) —Voyager 1 appears to have at long last left our solar system and entered interstellar space, says a University of Maryland-led team of researchers.
Mystery over apparent dearth of lithium 7 in universe deepens
Swift mission observes mega flares from a mini star
On April 23, NASA's Swift satellite detected the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting sequence of stellar flares ever seen from a nearby red dwarf star. The initial blast from this record-setting series ...
Cosmic accounting reveals missing light crisis
Something is amiss in the Universe. There appears to be an enormous deficit of ultraviolet light in the cosmic budget.
Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system
Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant solar system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars. Using a suite of high-tech instrumentation ...
Scientists detect water around a hot Jupiter
Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) are part of a research team that has detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system. The team, including scientists from California ...
Astronomers witness birth of Milky Way's most massive star
(Phys.org) —Scientists have observed in unprecedented detail the birth of a massive star within a dark cloud core about 10,000 light years from Earth.
Black holes growing faster than expected
(Phys.org)—Astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology have discovered how supermassive black holes grow - and it's not what was expected.
Astronomers show galaxies had 'mature' shapes 11.5 billion years ago
Studying the evolution and anatomy of galaxies using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers led by doctoral candidate BoMee Lee and her advisor Mauro Giavalisco at the University ...
Rocks around the clock: asteroids pound tiny star
(Phys.org) —Scientists using CSIRO's Parkes telescope and another telescope in South Africa have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids—large lumps of rock ...