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Astronomy Jan 20, 2022

Capturing all that glitters in galaxies with NASA's Webb Telescope

Spirals are some of the most captivating shapes in the universe. They appear in intricate seashells, carefully constructed spider webs, and even in the curls of ocean waves. Spirals on cosmic scales—as seen in galaxies—are ...

Astronomy Jan 20, 2022

Astronomers find star fuel surrounding galaxies

Most galaxies, including our own, grow by accumulating new material and turning them into stars—that much is known. What has been unknown is where that new material comes from and how it flows into galaxies to create stars.

Astronomy Jan 19, 2022

Hubble finds a black hole igniting star formation in a dwarf galaxy

Black holes are often described as the monsters of the universe—tearing apart stars, consuming anything that comes too close, and holding light captive. Detailed evidence from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, however, shows ...

Astronomy Jan 19, 2022

Astronomers shed new light on birth of stars and galaxies

A star is born—but how? Astronomers are unravelling the mysteries of how clouds of gas ignite to become stars and form spiral galaxies near our own.

Astronomy Jan 19, 2022

Galaxy evolution: A cosmic romance written in the stars

An international team of astronomers has taken a step forward in understanding the evolution of galaxies, and in so doing, told a story written in the heavens.

Astronomy Jan 17, 2022

Globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations investigated by Hubble

Using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), astronomers have observed the globular cluster Messier 14 and its peculiar multiple stellar populations. Results of the observational campaign, published January 7 on, deliver ...

Astronomy Jan 15, 2022

Hubble views a tranquil galaxy with an explosive past

The lazily winding spiral arms of the spectacular galaxy NGC 976 fill the frame of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This spiral galaxy lies around 150 million light-years from the Milky Way in the constellation ...

Space Exploration Jan 14, 2022

Startup successfully deploys compact and fuel-efficient satellite engine into space

Aliena, a tech spin-off from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), has today deployed into space a nanosatellite fitted with a fuel-efficient engine it has developed. The nanosatellite was sent from ...

Astronomy Jan 14, 2022

Water vapor detected on a 'super Neptune'

The recently discovered planet TOI-674 b, a bit bigger than Neptune and orbiting a red-dwarf star about 150 light-years away, is a member of an exclusive club: Exoplanets, or planets around other stars, known to have water ...

Astronomy Jan 13, 2022

Astronomers find evidence for a second supermoon beyond our solar system

Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. If confirmed, the sighting could mean that exomoons are as common in the universe as exoplanets, and that big or ...

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