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September 29, 2020

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First Study With CHEOPS Data Describes One of the Most Extreme Planets in the Universe

CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b - one of the most extreme planets ...

Faint Orbital Debris That Threatens Satellites Not Being Monitored Closely Enough, Warn Astronomers

Astronomers are warning that orbital debris posing a threat to operational satellites is not being monitored closely enough, as they publish a new ...

Shadow of Black Hole in M87 Galaxy Is Wobbling and Has Been for a While

A new analysis reveals the behavior of the supermassive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy across multiple years, indicating the crescent-like shadow feature appears to be ...

Water on Exoplanet Cloud Tops Could Be Found With Hi-Tech Instrumentation

Astronomers have shown that water vapor can potentially be detected in the atmospheres of exoplanets by peering literally over the tops of their impenetrable ...
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Revealing the Secrets of High-Energy Cosmic Particles

The 'IceCube' neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. Astronomers observe the ...

Massive Halo Finally Explains Stream of Gas Swirling Around the Milky Way

Astronomers have discovered that a halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds likely acts as a protective cocoon, shielding the dwarf galaxies from the Milky Way's own halo and ...

Australian Telescope Finds No Signs of Alien Technology in 10 Million Star Systems

A radio telescope in outback Western Australia has completed the deepest and broadest search at low frequencies for alien technologies, scanning a patch of sky known to include at least 10 million ...

Meteorites Show Transport of Material in Early Solar System

New studies of a rare type of meteorite show that material from close to the Sun reached the outer solar system even as the planet Jupiter cleared a gap in the disk of dust and gas from which the ...

Peculiar Planetary System Architecture Around Three Orion Stars Explained

In our Solar System, the eight planets and many other minor objects orbit in a flat plane around the Sun; but in some distant systems, planets orbit on an incline -- sometimes a very steep one. New ...

GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe, has obtained unprecedented images of the fine-structure of the Sun. Following a major redesign of GREGOR's optics, the Sun can be observed at a ...

Astrophysics: A Direct View of Star/disk Interactions

Astronomers have for the first time directly observed the columns of matter that build up newborn stars. This was observed in the young star TW Hydrae system located approximately 163 light years ...

Can a Black Hole Fire Up the Cold Heart of the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster?

Radio astronomers have detected jets of hot gas blasted out by a black hole in the galaxy at the heart of the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster, located 5.9 billion light-years away in the constellation ...

In a landmark study, scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest large galactic ...

Rare Encounters Between Cosmic Heavyweights

Astronomers have discovered three pairs of merging galaxies. Each of the galaxies contain a supermassive black hole that's feasting on material surrounding it, creating a phenomenon called a ...

New Observations of Black Hole Devouring a Star Reveal Rapid Disk Formation

When a star passes too close to a supermassive black hole, tidal forces tear it apart, producing a bright flare of radiation as material from the star falls into the black hole. Astronomers study the ...

Study Rules out Dark Matter Destruction as Origin of Extra Radiation in Galaxy Center

Through an analysis of the Fermi data and an exhaustive series of modeling exercises, researchers were able to determine that an observed excess of gamma rays could not have been produced by what are ...

A new VLBA image shows details of a young jet emitted from the core of an active galaxy, revealing that the jet activity stopped, then restarted only a decade ...

Tracing the Cosmic Origin of Complex Organic Molecules With Their Radiofrequency Footprint

How did organic matter reach the Earth in the first place? One way to ponder this question is by observing the distribution and abundance of complex organic molecules in interstellar gas clouds. ...

Fifty New Planets Confirmed in Machine Learning First

Fifty potential planets have had their existence confirmed by a new machine learning ...

The Hubble Space Telescope has snapped the closest images yet of the sky's latest visitor to make headlines, comet NEOWISE, after it passed by the Sun. This is the first time Hubble has ...

Unveiling Rogue Planets With NASA's Roman Space Telescope

New simulations show that NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope will be able to reveal myriad rogue planets -- freely floating bodies that drift through our galaxy untethered to a ...

Spinning Black Hole Powers Jet by Magnetic Flux

A new letter has been found in the mysterious alphabet of black ...

Tiny Asteroid Buzzes by Earth -- The Closest Flyby on Record

An SUV-size space rock flew past our planet over the weekend and was detected by a NASA-funded asteroid survey as it ...

Cool New Worlds Found in Our Cosmic Backyard

How complete is our census of the Sun's closest neighbors? Astronomers and a team of data-sleuthing volunteers participating in Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, a citizen science project, have ...

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