Today we bring you space scoop about the magnificent galaxy NGC 1566, nicknamed the “Spanish Dancer”. More at #365DaysofAstro
A team of astronomers has just found a bright, uh, “spider” of a sort, in the sky. More about this very unusual binary system at #365DaysOfAstro. @UNAWE
Today’s news: cosmic eruption fall back all around its young star, and helping form new planets in its outer regions
Astronomers using the Gemini South Observatory in Chile have captured beautiful mix of dust and gas kinda looks like a butterfly with a single wing hiding a baby star.
By studying white dwarf stars, and finding some of them, well, in a way polluted, astronomers have found that most rocky exoplanets are made of rocks we can’t find anywhere in our Solar System.
Astronomers in Japan studied data that ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, collected on a binary star system, XZ Tauri, for over three years, in 2015, 2016 and 2017. And with that volume of data, they’ve produced the first-ever “ALMA Animation” of the twin stars in a binary star system circling each other.
In the future, NGC 1427A, an irregular galaxy, will clash with two bright galaxies next to it, NGC 1399 and NGC 1404. More about it at #365daysOfAstro @unawe #spacescoop
Are we alone? Well, that’s the biggest question in science that I can think of anyway. So what’s the answer? Well, the short answer is “We don’t know.” Let’s dig more on today’s #365DaysOfAstro
Today we feature Cecilia Payne-Gaposhkin, woman astronomer & astrophysicist who proposed that stars were composed primarily of hydrogen and helium.
In the very distant past, 13.1 billion years ago, a supermassive black hole, they are called SMBHs for short, spewed a humongous amount of galactic wind.