Astronomers describe ‘cosmic noon’ as a dramatic period in the history of our Universe when it was buzzing with galaxy mergers and furious star formation. And here’s the evidence of the early merger.
Apr 29th: Playing Connect-the-dots Around a Baby Star
Have you ever played a connect-the-dots game? Recently, astronomers noticed a mysterious spiral pattern hiding around a baby star. But instead of dots, the pattern was made up by a strange kind of physics phenomenon called masers!
Apr 20th: A Supernova Coming Back to Life
Baby stars form when thick clouds of gas and dust fall into themselves or collapse due to gravity. Not all of the material collapses to form a baby star.
Mar 21st: High – Speed Baby Star Tantrums
Baby stars form when thick clouds of gas collapse. But not all the material collapse. A new study shows that some gas can escape at a high speed.
Mar 3rd: Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars, How We Wonder Where You Are
A recent study by NOIRLab’s educational project ‘Globe at Night’, shows how light pollution is increasing fast, taking away the majestic view of our starry night sky.
Feb 8th: AI Reveals Black Holes and Galaxies Grow up Together
Astronomers recently found that the growth of a galaxy and the growth of the supermassive black hole, or SMBH, at its center have a lot in common.
Jan 10th: Gamma-ray Bursting With Surprises
In 2021, NASA’s Fermi & Swift space telescopes simultaneously picked up a powerful flash of gamma rays – named GRB 211211A, that was unusually close to our planet, only about a billion light-years away. So this GRB is one of the last GRBs to happen.
Dec 14th: Beach-Friendly Earth-Like Exoplanets
A new study suggests that exoplanets that are like our Earth, with oceans and beaches, might be more common than we thought – especially around red dwarfs.
Nov 10th: What’s Like The Sun and The Earth – Only Redder and More Massive?
Astronomers have discovered a super-Earth, near the habitable zone of a red dwarf star that’s only 36.6 light-years away from us. That’s really, really close by, all things considered!
Sep 7th: Explosions Help Us Measure Distances in the Universe
How do astronomers measure extremely large distances in the far away corners of the Universe? So this would be the top step on the cosmic distance ladder.