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Astronomy Mar 24, 2020

Searching for the first stars and galaxies

Astrophysicists, telescopes, supercomputers, and software engineers have joined forces to search for signals from the early Universe.

Astronomy Mar 23, 2020

Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds

Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. The results of this survey, called the Star Formation Project, will help improve ...

Astronomy Mar 23, 2020

V2455 Cyg is a high amplitude Delta Scuti star, new observations suggest

Using the Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM) Observatory, Iranian astronomers have performed new photometric observations of the variable star V2455 Cyg. Results of the observational campaign ...

Astronomy Mar 27, 2020

ALMA resolves gas impacted by young jets from supermassive black hole

Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). The team found that the disruption is caused ...

Astronomy Mar 26, 2020

Space science from home: Resources for children and adults

With many people across the world staying at home these days, we have curated a selection of activities for you to pass time and learn more about space science in the meantime.

Space Exploration Mar 23, 2020

NASA leadership assessing mission impacts of coronavirus

To protect the health and safety of the NASA workforce as the nation responds to coronavirus (COVID-19), agency leadership recently completed the first assessment of work underway across all missions, projects, and programs. ...

Astronomy Mar 06, 2020

New telescopes aim to detect extraterrestrial intelligence

A team of astronomers led by UC San Diego physicist Shelley Wright is deploying a pair of telescopes that will constantly search the nighttime sky for signals from intelligent life in our galaxy.

Astronomy Mar 05, 2020

New ESO study evaluates impact of satellite constellations on astronomical observations

Astronomers have recently raised concerns about the impact of satellite mega-constellations on scientific research. To better understand the effect these constellations could have on astronomical observations, ESO commissioned ...

Space Exploration Mar 13, 2020

HaloSat offers galactic X-ray measurements on shoestring budget

Space research is an expensive business. Once a space-based instrument is proposed, researchers want to get as much value as possible from it. The proposed satellite quickly grows in instruments and capabilities. Expensive, ...

Astronomy Mar 19, 2020

The strange orbits of 'Tatooine' planetary disks

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found striking orbital geometries in protoplanetary disks around binary stars. While disks orbiting the most compact binary star systems share ...

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