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.
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 22nd: Cosmic Perspectives: Dutch Astronomy in Wider Society – UNAWE
Today in Cosmic Perspectives we will feature Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck and Prof. George Miley to discuss about @UNAWE as the beneficial impact of Dutch astronomy on society. #365DaysOfAstro
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!
Jun 23rd: A Cosmic Duet
Astronomers have just captured a new image of a beautiful sort of “dance” between two galaxies: the spiral NGC 1512, it’s the pretty, large, barred spiral in the picture, and its small neighbor NGC 1510.
Dec 8th: These exo-rocks are stranger than fiction
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.
May 26th: A hidden map of the invisible magnetic Universe
As galaxies in a cluster slam into each other and the surrounding matter, they create bow shocks, causing movement of the plasma around these clusters. With the maps provided by the high-energy jets coming out of black holes, the task can be a little easier.
Apr 29th: Natural Binocular Finds A Baby Galaxy On A Cosmic Merry-Go-Round
Astronomers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array or ALMA get a help from Natural Binocular to find a baby galaxy on a cosmic merry-go-round.
Jan 27th: Where Are We?
Just like the familiar maps we use to navigate our own neighborhoods and cities, astronomers develop maps of the galaxy too! Using the power of several telescopes across Japan, astronomers have teased out some new insights as to the precise location of the Earth within our Milky Way Galaxy.
May 30th: The Twist Marks the Spot
In the accretion disc of AB Aurigae, astronomers observed a clear overall spiral structure with a little twist or a spiral kink in the accretion disc that marks the spot where a planet may be forming.