A 10-year-old Canadian girl has become the youngest person to discover a supernova. Kathryn Aurora Gray of Fredericton, New Brunswick, along with longtime astronomy enthusiasts Paul Gray (Kathryn's father) and David Lane, found a magnitude 17 supernova, dubbed supernova 2010lt, in the galaxy UGC...
NASA's WISE infrared telescope, which recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its launch into space, has returned some stunning photos lately.
The new pictures from WISE — short for Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, which launched on Dec. 14, 2009 — are dramatic, colorful images of...
AN extraordinary underground observatory for subatomic particles has been completed in a huge cube of ice measuring 1km on each side deep under the South Pole, researchers said.
Building the IceCube, the world's largest neutrino observatory, has taken a gruelling decade of work in the Antarctic...
WASHINGTON (AFP) – Astronomers on Tuesday announced they had found the youngest black hole ever found in Earth's cosmic neighbourhood, a discovery offering a rare chance to probe one of the mightiest and strangest forces in the Universe.
The black hole is believed to be a remnant of SN 1979C, a...
I can't go back to sleep,
so I weep, listening
for a rhyme.
For example, the morning dove sighs deep in my backyard.
She doesn't sing.
The Jehovah's witnesses rap at my door. They don't ring
my bell, in whose metal the word "peace" is cast.
How sweet are these witnesses, who stand at my...
Mystery object in starburst galaxy M82 possible micro-quasar
The object in M82, which appeared very suddenly in radio wavelengths and shows no signs of going away, does not appear to be like anything that has been seen in the Milky Way.
Provided by Royal Astronomical Society, U.K.
A large planetary body has been seen coming in from the Oort Cloud, presently 60AU distance. Don't know if this is the planet X from the past, but its impact would be similar.
Russia Prepares For Asteroid Strike As New Comet Nears Sun
Russian scientists are reporting today that our Sun’s worst...
Experts agree; Technology would not have stopped plane bomber, so why the rush to install privacy-busting virtual strip search?
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, January 7, 2010
With experts agreeing that airport body scanners would not have stopped the underwear bomber...
Teamwork between gamma-ray and radio astronomers has produced a breakthrough in finding natural cosmic tools needed to make the first direct detections of the long-elusive gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein nearly a century ago. An orbiting gamma-ray telescope has pointed radio...
At a very early age, children learn how to classify objects according to their shape. New research suggests studying the shape of the aftermath of supernovae may allow astronomers to do the same.
A new study of images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory on supernova remnants — the debris from...
Black hole at Swan 'only' 7800 light years from Earth
December 5, 2009
The distance from the Earth to a black hole near the Swan constellation is "only" 7800 light years, reports Space Institute SRON. The distance is much smaller than experts previously thought, is in The Astrophysical...
In November 2008, Caroline Moore, a 14-year-old student from upstate New York, discovered a supernova in a nearby galaxy, making her the youngest person ever to do so. Additional observations determined that the object, called SN 2008ha, is a new type of stellar explosion, 1000 times...
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The most ambitious attempt yet to trace the history of the universe has seen "first light." The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), a part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), took its first astronomical data September 14-15 after years of preparations.
XMM-Newton telescope uncovers a celestial Rosetta stone
The mysterious object is a white dwarf, the dead heart of a star, shining X-rays into space.
September 3, 2009
The European Space Agency's (ESA) XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescope captured the first close-up of a white dwarf star...
As a large star nears the end of its life it begins to shed mass at a tremendous rate.
New observations of the supergiant star Betelgeuse may help scientists finally understand how this feat of weight loss is achieved.
Views from the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in...
A new view of supernovas — the spectacular explosions of dying stars — has come not from a telescope, but from a powerful supercomputer simulation.
The simulated supernova, revealed in cut-away layers in the rendering, grew out of an effort to develop faster ways to build high-fidelity computer...
Antimatter Annihilation Causes Milky Way Mystery
By SPACE.com staff
posted: 13 July 2009 09:20 am ET
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This teenaged supernova sleuth is working to inspire more young people to explore the hobby of astronomy.
June 22, 2009
In November 2008, Caroline Moore, a 14-year-old budding astronomer in Warwick, New York, discovered a supernova. And not just any supernova: This exploding star, dubbed SN...
If a star merged with another star, the planetary system's survival depends on several variables, which include the angle at which the second star is entering, the speed at which it is traveling, and its mass in relation to the first star. A more satisfying answer is that the planetary system...
The first extrasolar planets to be discovered in 1991 were (to most astronomers' amazement) around a pulsar! Why this amazed astronomers was that no one could imagine how a planet could get to be around a pulsar. Any planets around the original star should have been destroyed in the supernova...