Science November 26, 2020
Earth Faster, Closer to Black Hole in New Map of Galaxy
Earth just got 7 km/s faster and about 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole in the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. But don...
Science October 28, 2020
Galaxies in the Infant Universe were Surprisingly Mature
Massive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected.
Science October 12, 2020
Studying the Sun as a Star to Understand Stellar Flares and Exoplanets
The sunspots cause some emissions to dim and others to brighten; the timing of the changes also varies between different types of emissions. This knowledge will help astronomers characterize the conditions of stars, which has important implications for finding exoplanets around those stars.
Science September 29, 2020
Second Alignment Plane of Solar System Discovered
Analytical investigation of the orbits of long-period comets shows that the aphelia of the comets, the point where they are farthest from the Sun, tend to fall close to either the well-known ecliptic plane where the planets reside or a newly discovered “empty ecliptic.”
Science September 25, 2020
Pair of Massive Baby Stars Swaddled in Salty Water Vapor
Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers spotted a pair of massive baby stars growing in salty cosmic soup.
Science September 16, 2020
Unraveling a Spiral Stream of Dusty Embers from a Massive Binary Stellar Forge
A team of astronomers was able to capture the spiral motion of newly formed dust streaming from the massive and evolved binary star system Wolf-Rayet (WR) 112.
Science September 15, 2020
Phosphine on Venus – A step forward to understand biomarker molecule
An international team of astronomers detected phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus.
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Science September 4, 2020
Misaligned Planet-Forming Rings around Triple Young Stars
An international team of astronomers using the ALMA found a peculiar dust ring system around the young triple star GW Orionis.
Science August 31, 2020
Can Black Hole Fire Up Cold Heart of the Phoenix?
Radio astronomers have detected jets of hot gas blasted out by a black hole in the galaxy at the heart of the Phoenix Galaxy Cluster, located 5.9 billion light-years away in the constellation Phoenix.
Science August 27, 2020
Rare encounters between cosmic heavyweights
Using Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) imaging data on the Subaru Telescope and other large telescopes, astronomers confirmed three "dual quasars," two of them were previously unknown. Thanks to these new discoveries, it's expected that the understanding of galaxies, their growth, and supermassive black holes will continue.