The story of how black holes, especially young ones, grow so fast and become massive, even supermassive, has been puzzling astronomers for a long time.
Astronomers recently captured this rare structure using NSF NOIRLab’s Gemini South telescope. The image is that of a reflection nebula, nicknamed the Toby Jug Nebula, resembling the shape of an old style English pottery jug.
Just how young can a proto-planetary disk be and be forming planets? Proto-planetary discs only exist for a few million years, which means that all planet formation in the system must take place within this, uh, narrow time frame.
Astronomers found strange things happen in WASP-76b, exoplanet in Pisces Constellations. What actually happen? Let’s find out!
For the first time astronomers found direct clues of a dying sun-like star eating an exoplanet. The star is in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle, and is called ZTF SLRN-2020
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.