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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
There is evidence of rotation in a galaxy which existed just 500 million years after the Big Bang. This is the earliest galaxy we’ve found with possible rotation! This young galaxy rotates more slowly than modern galaxies, but maybe it’s on its way to gaining more speed.
An international team of astronomers found a dwarf galaxy in the outskirts of the Andromeda Galaxy, M31, located over 2.5 million light-years from us. However, the ultra-faint dwarf galaxy, now called Pegasus V, was first spotted by a very attentive amateur astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello, of UAI, the Unione Astrofili Italiani.
Most if not all newly formed stars have protoplanetary disks of gas & dust circling around them. More about the HL Tauri planet which forming in the gaps.
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