The finding by a team of astronomers marks the first time that a so-called “fast radio burst” has been detected using an instrument other than the Parkes radio telescope in Australia.
The unique structure of the star spiral may yield new insights into the formation of stellar superclusters that result from merging galaxies and gas dynamics.
Finding and studying carbon monoxide in more galaxies will tell astronomers even more about how stars formed in the early days of the universe and help solve the mystery of far-away “red and dead” galaxies.
For the first time, scientists show that a supernova explosion, a cosmic dust factory, makes its grains in a two-stage process, starting soon after the explosion but continuing for years afterward.
A team of astronomers has used extensive new observations to create the first high-resolution 3-D model of the expanding cloud produced by Eta Carinae in the 19th century.
Scientists say processes that shaped the ridges and troughs on the surface of Ganymede are likely similar to tectonic processes seen on Earth.
An observatory found a “hotspot” near the Big Dipper that emits a disproportionate number of highest-energy cosmic rays.
A study provides the first direct evidence that black holes’ energetic jets of electrons that are moving at close to the speed of light accelerate molecular outflows.
Simulations reveal that dwarf galaxies were so plentiful that they contributed a significant fraction of ultraviolet light in the reionization process.
A study provided the first evidence that terrestrial planets can form in orbits similar to Earth’s, even in a binary star system where the stars are not far apart.
Using the Cassini data, researchers presented a model structure for Titan, resulting in an improved understanding of the structure of the moon’s outer ice shell.
A new study estimates that shock waves from M106’s supermassive black hole have already warmed and ejected two-thirds of the gas from the galaxy’s center.
Astronomers have imaged the little-known cloud of cosmic gas and dust Gum 15, which is home to hot young stars that eventually will destroy their parent nebula.
Contributor James Oberg wins the 2014 AAS Jonathan Eberhart Planetary Sciences Journalism Award for his December 2013 Astronomy article, “Torrid Mercury’s icy poles.”
The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 soon will begin a mission to locate sources of and storage places for atmospheric carbon dioxide.
Scientists studying a “twin” of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately model how it is swallowing another smaller galaxy.
Scientists were surprised at how early the spacecraft detected water vapor outgassing from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
A group of organic chemicals may hold clues on how carbon-rich chemicals created in stars are processed and recycled in space.
Sun-gazing spacecraft have spotted an unusual series of eruptions in which fast puffs forced the slow ejection of a massive burst of solar material from the Sun's atmosphere.