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Astronomy 10 hours ago

Gemini South telescope catches a one-winged butterfly

This breathtaking visible-light image, taken with the Gemini South telescope, looks as though it is ready to flutter off the screen. This apparently wispy object is an outflow of gas known as the Chamaeleon Infrared Nebula—so ...

Astronomy Dec 06, 2021

Study investigates young low-mass stellar population of NGC 1893, detects over 100 new stars

Using the Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT), Indian astronomers have observed a young star cluster known as NGC 1893. The observational campaign allowed the researchers to investigate hundreds of young low-mass stars in the ...

Astronomy Dec 03, 2021

Astronomers discover hot, dense planet with eight-hour year

In a new study, published in the journal Nature, the researchers show that the planet, which is 31 light years from Earth, is one of the lightest among the nearly 5,000 exoplanets (planets outside our own solar system) that ...

Astronomy Dec 01, 2021

Astronomers observe a new type of binary star long predicted to exist

Researchers at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian have observed a new type of binary star that has long been theorized to exist. The discovery finally confirms how a rare type of star in the universe forms ...

Astronomy Nov 26, 2021

Two exoplanets orbiting a sun-like star discovered

An international team of astronomers reports the detection of two new exoplanets orbiting an evolved sun-like star known as HD 137496. The newly found extrasolar worlds, identified using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, were classified ...

Astronomy Nov 23, 2021

Astronomers discover more than 300 possible new exoplanets

UCLA astronomers have identified 366 new exoplanets, thanks in large part to an algorithm developed by a UCLA postdoctoral scholar. Among their most noteworthy findings is a planetary system that comprises a star and at least ...

Astronomy Nov 16, 2021

Astronomers team up to create new method to understand galaxy evolution

A husband-and-wife team of astronomers at the University of Toledo joined forces for the first time in their scientific careers during the pandemic to develop a new method to look back in time and change the way we understand ...

Astronomy Nov 15, 2021

Where does gold come from?—New insights into element synthesis in the universe

How are chemical elements produced in our Universe? Where do heavy elements like gold and uranium come from? Using computer simulations, a research team from the GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, ...

Astronomy Nov 15, 2021

Not saying it was aliens, but 'Oumuamua probably wasn't a nitrogen iceberg

On October 19, 2017, astronomers made the first-ever detection of an interstellar object (ISO) passing through our solar system. Designated 1I/2017 U1 ′Oumuamua, this object confounded astronomers who could not determine ...

Astronomy Nov 05, 2021

Creating ultra-diffuse galaxies

Ultra-diffuse galaxies (UDGs) have very low luminosities, comparatively few stars, and little star-formation activity as compared with normal galaxies of similar sizes. Commonly found in galaxy clusters, UDGs come in a wide ...

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