NASA's Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from Milky Way's black hole

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:00
This event raises questions about the behavior of this giant black hole and its surrounding environment.
Categories: Astronomy

Hubble goes high-def to revisit the iconic "Pillars of Creation"

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:30
The space telescope has captured a new visible-light portrait of the Eagle Nebula nearly 20 years later as well as a version in the near-infrared.
Categories: Astronomy

Super-Earths have long-lasting oceans

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 05:00
Computer simulations show that the oceans of super-Earth exoplanets could persist for 10 billion years.
Categories: Astronomy

New instrument reveals recipe for other Earths

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 05:00
A study shows that planets with diameters smaller than 1.6 times Earth’s all have similar rock-iron compositions.
Categories: Astronomy


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