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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.