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Supernova 1987A Revisited: New Observations Mark 30th Anniversary Of Stellar Explosion

When a star goes supernova, it seeds the universe with elements such as carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and iron — the “star stuff” that is the basic …

Hubble Spies NGC 4861: A Distant Wolf-Rayet Galaxy That Defies Classification

Nearly 30 million light-years from Earth, in the direction of the constellation Canes Venatici — Latin for “hunting dogs” — lies a galaxy that defies …

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Astrophysics

A rare sighting of the Milky Way

Due to increased amounts of light pollution, Iceland is one of the few countries left in Europe where it can still easily be seen.<p>In the late 1800s, an Icelandic poet and entrepreneur is fabled to have tried to sell the Northern Lights to a group of businessmen from Switzerland.<p>Although Einar …

Astronomy

NASA's New X-ray Telescope Will Study the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

Sometimes, the best telescopes on Earth need a little help making their observations more meaningful. NASA announced yesterday that it had decided to …

Eye candy from space: The most beautiful panoramas and photos of the universe around us - ExtremeTech

By on December 28, 2016 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>You guys just absolutely …

Big History

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Cosmic Destruction Birthed These "Pillars of Death" in Space

New images taken by astronomers show off these beautiful celestial structures.<p>Filed Under Life in Space & Stars<p>Out in the darkness of space burns the …

Big History

Image: Hubble explores the hidden dark side of NGC 24

This shining disk of a spiral galaxy sits approximately 25 million light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Sculptor. Named NGC 24, the …

Big History

2016 September 30 - Lynds Dark Nebula 1251

<b>Lynds Dark Nebula 1251</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Lynn Hilborn<p><b>Explanation:</b> Stars are forming in Lynds Dark Nebula (LDN) 1251. About 1,000 light-years …

Studies Find Echoes of Black Holes Eating Stars

Supermassive black holes, with their immense gravitational pull, are notoriously good at clearing out their immediate surroundings by eating nearby …

Scientists caught black holes swallowing stars — and burping energy back up

Supermassive black holes are voracious beasts. Their tremendous gravitational pull sucks in everything that gets too close, including stars.<p>For the …

Edward Burtynsky's corrupted landscapes – in pictures

Beautiful yet terrifying, Edward Burtynsky’s aerial photography is a reminder of just how much human activity has affected the planet – as industry and agriculture leave indelible scars everywhere<p>• Edward Burtynsky: ‘We’ve reached peak everything’

Hubble telescope captures jaw-dropping beauty of nearby galaxy

A spectacular new image captured by the Hubble Space Telescope shows bright-blue wisps of glowing gas and hot, sparkling, young stars within a satellite dwarf galaxy known as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC).<p>The LMC is one of the smaller satellite galaxies that orbit the Milky Way, and it's among a …

Big History

NASA’s Chandra Observatory Likely Discovers Slowest-Ever Pulsar

Astronomers have used NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other similar facilities to discover a new rotating neutron star, which is claimed to be …

Breathtaking Images to Celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope Getting Another Five Years of Life

Astrophysics

Astronomers discover 'secret' black hole in our galaxy

The discovery of a hidden nearby black hole may suggest that tens of thousands to millions more 'clandestine' black holes exist in our galaxy that …

Scientists found a molecule in space that could help explain the origins of life

What they spotted is called a chiral molecule, and it's the first one ever found in space.<p>Chiral molecules are molecules that come in two different flavors that are chemically the same but structurally are mirror images of each other. Scientists refer to theses molecules as being left-handed or …

Chemistry

Supermassive black holes gorge themselves on a different diet than we thought

Up until now, scientists believed that supermassive black holes gorged themselves on a strict regimen of hot, ionized gas from the halos of …

Astrophysics

2016 June 8 - The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble

<b>The Horsehead Nebula in Infrared from Hubble</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)<p><b>Explanation:</b> While drifting through the …

Big History

Discovery that universe is expanding faster than previously thought challenges Einstein's theory

The universe is expanding almost ten percent faster than previously thought, calling into question the accuracy of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.<p>Nasa and the European Space Agency announced the finding after using the Hubble space telescope to measure the distance to stars in 19 galaxies …

Astrophysics

The Other Way to Find Life Out There

By Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer<p>In the three-way horse race to prove that biology is not just a terrestrial aberration, there’s one steed that many …

Universe

Picture of the Day: Stargazing from the International Space Station

Photograph by NASA<p>16 times a day, the crew aboard the ISS will see a part of the world at night. On this particular pass, taken on August 9, 2015 the …

Space Exploration

2016 May 31 - Stars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula

<b>Stars and Gas of the Running Chicken Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Andrew Campbell<p><b>Explanation:</b> To some, it looks like a giant chicken running …

Stellar mystery deepens

Using recent advancements in Australian telescope technology, a Monash University-led research team has made an unexpected discovery that a large …

Australia

How To Hold A Dead Star In Your Hand

Objects in space are rather far away. The Moon is our closest celestial neighbor at nearly a quarter million miles from Earth, and the nearest star, our Sun, is 93 million miles away. These extreme distances mean that it’s usually impossible to touch real objects in space (meteorites that fall to …

Astrophysics

2016 May 17 - The Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared

<b>The Orion Nebula in Visible and Infrared</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Infrared: NASA, Spitzer Space Telescope; Visible: Oliver Czernetz, Siding Spring …