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Astrophysics News
August 13, 2020

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Hubble Finds That Betelgeuse's Mysterious Dimming Is Due to a Traumatic Outburst

Observations are showing that the unexpected dimming of the supergiant star Betelgeuse was most likely caused by an immense amount of hot material ...

How Stars Form in the Smallest Galaxies

The question of how small, dwarf galaxies have sustained the formation of new stars over the course of the Universe has long confounded the world's astronomers. An international research team has ...

Extremely Young Galaxy Is Milky Way Look-Alike

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have revealed an extremely distant and therefore very young galaxy that looks surprisingly like our Milky Way. The galaxy is ...
New theoretical research finds that many white dwarfs may explode in supernova in the distant far future, long after ...
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Surprising Early Galaxy Breaks Low-Oxygen Record

New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, ...

Based on ALMA observations and a theoretical follow-up study, scientists suggest that a neutron star might be hiding deep inside the remains of Supernova ...

Resembling a butterfly with its symmetrical structure, beautiful colours, and intricate patterns, this striking bubble of gas -- known as NGC 2899 -- appears to float and flutter across the sky in a ...

Cosmic Tango Between the Very Small and the Very Large

A new study using the theory of quantum loop cosmology accounts for two major mysteries about the large-scale structure of our ...

Strange Dismembered Star Cluster Found at Galaxy's Edge

Astronomers have found the remnant of strange dismembered globular cluster at the edge of the Milky Way, upending theories about how heavy elements formed in early ...

Unprecedented Look Into 'Central Engine' Powering a Solar Flare

Researchers have presented a new, detailed look inside the 'central engine' of a large solar flare accompanied by a powerful eruption by the Owens Valley Solar Array. The new findings offer ...

Using known distances of 50 galaxies from Earth to refine calculations in Hubble's constant, astronomers estimates the age of the universe at 12.6 billion ...

Spectacular Ultraviolet Flash May Finally Explain How White Dwarfs Explode

For just the second time ever, astrophysicists have spotted a spectacular flash of ultraviolet (UV) light accompanying a white dwarf explosion. An extremely rare type of supernova, the event is ...

New Cosmic Magnetic Field Structures Discovered in Galaxy NGC 4217

Spiral galaxies such as our Milky Way can have sprawling magnetic fields. There are various theories about their formation, but so far the process is not well understood. An international research ...

Could Mini-Neptunes Be Irradiated Ocean Planets?

New research suggests that the low density of mini-Neptunes could be explained simply by the presence of a thick layer of ...

New Insight Into the Origin of Water on Earth

Scientists have found the interstellar organic matter could produce an abundant supply of water by heating, suggesting that organic matter could be the source of terrestrial ...

Separating Gamma-Ray Bursts: Students Make Critical Breakthrough

By applying a machine-learning algorithm, scientists have developed a method to classify all gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), rapid highly energetic explosions in distant galaxies, without needing to find an ...

How Galaxies Die: New Insights Into the Quenching of Star Formation

Astronomers studying galaxy evolution have long struggled to understand what causes star formation to shut down in massive galaxies. Although many theories have been proposed to explain this process, ...

In a First, Astronomers Watch a Black Hole's Corona Disappear, Then Reappear

It seems the universe has an odd sense of humor. While a crown-encrusted virus has run roughshod over the world, another entirely different corona about 100 million light years from Earth has ...

New research suggest the universe is about 13.8 billion years old, according to researchers using observations from the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in ...

Fleeting Flash Is Most-Distant Optical Afterglow from Gamma-Ray Burst Ever Detected

Rapid follow-up of the optical afterglow from one of the most distant confirmed short gamma-ray bursts (SGRB), thought to be the merger of two neutron stars, is casting new light on these enigmatic ...

Breakthrough in Deciphering Birth of Supermassive Black Holes

Scientists say they are closer to understanding how a supermassive black hole (SMBH) is born thanks to a new technique that has enabled them to zoom in on one of these enigmatic cosmic objects in ...

Gigantic, Red and Full of Spots

Starspots are more common among red giant stars than previously thought. Astronomers report that approximately eight percent of red giants exhibit such spots. Although red giants are generally ...

Scientists have developed a new method to find black holes in the outer solar system, and along with it, determine once-and-for-all the true nature of the hypothesized Planet ...

Enormous 'Superflare' Detected on Nearby Star

Astronomers succeeded in detecting 12 stellar flare phenomena on AD Leonis. One of these flares was 20 times larger than those emitted by our own sun, categorizing it a 'superflare'. ...

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