When a red supergiant goes supernova, something special may happen: a brief but brilliant flash of light might be seen before the full explosion! more at #365DaysOfAstro @unawe #spacescoop
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When looked at with X-ray telescopes, they shone as bright as a million suns combined. #spacescoop @unawe at #365DaysOfAstro
Astronomers have spotted a new contender for Dancing with the Stars! And in an unlikely place – deep space!
There have been over 3,700 exoplanets discovered so far. Some seriously clever techniques have been used to hunt down these alien worlds. Astronomers define a new technique to discover baby planet!
In a recent study, a computer ran a “machine learning” software program called the Deflector Selector. It was fed millions of simulations of asteroids careening towards Earth. Each one resulted in either the asteroid hitting or missing the Earth.
Like a team of real-life Indiana Joneses, scientists have explored our galaxy and found a treasure trove of hidden gems.
Which one is better for taking picture? Astronaut or Satellite?
To see the Universe in all its glory, astronomers combine multiple photos taken by different telescopes to make one colorful picture.