NASA has announced that it will award the Distinguished Public Service Medal, its highest honor, to astronomer Yervant Terzian, the Tisch Distinguished Professor Emeritus. Professor…
Black holes are rarely in a quiet condition. They not only rotate but can move up and down of the home galaxy. Researchers from Brigham Young University conducted a study of this movement and came to the conclusion that both types of motion of black holes provided with energy one of the brightest objects in the Universe, such as quasarsView More Energy Source of Quasars
The nebula is around the star cluster NGC 1929, which lies within the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small satellite galaxy of our own Milky Way. The image that show one such region, which surrounds the star cluster NGC 1929, was taken by using the European Southern Observatory’s Very LargeTelescope, located at the Paranal Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert.The NGC 1929 star cluster contains hot young stars that are emitting intense ultraviolet light and causing the gas to glow.View More The Nebula LHA 120 N44 Surrounding the Star Cluster NGC 1929
New observations from the Herschel Space Observatory show a fantastic, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Alberto Noriega-Crespo of NASA’s Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena say that they have looked at this region at the center of the Milky Way many times before in the infrared, but when they looked at the high-resolution images using Herschel’s sub-millimeter wavelengths, the presence of a ring is quite clear.View More Twisted Ring of Dense Gas at the Center of Our Galaxy
Scientists have known that the masses of the largest bodies in the Universe depend on the method in which this mass is measured.Measurements of the galaxy cluster are carried out in three different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum: X-ray, optical and millimeter wavelengths, which leads to different results.
Eduardo Roseau at University of Chicago, explained that the performance of any two measurement methods may be virtually identical, but the third way will be radically different.
According to a new study by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers have discovered that galaxies in the distant, early universe continuously ingested their star-making fuel over long periods of time. This goes against previous theories that the galaxies devoured their fuel in quick bursts after run-ins with other galaxies.NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope discovered that distant populations of galaxies formed massive, bright stars more commonly than today’s “diet-conscious” galaxies.View More NASA’s Spitzer new data about Galaxies
Project ATLAS 3D was created to study 260 galaxies, and make some much amazing things. Having use it to offset the possibility of shooting red and blue colors, astronomers were able to successfully measure the stars and give us a clear image of a rotating galaxy.The image of the great spiral we imagine how it actually looks like.View More Project ATLAS 3D for Studying Galaxies
Scientists have discovered the most brilliant object yet from the infancy of the cosmos, a super-bright galaxy, called ULAS J1120+0641, that is the most distant one found to date. It’s the brightest object discovered from the early universe, giving off 60 trillion times as much light as our sun.The distance to the quasar was then determined from observations made with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope and the Gemini North Telescope.View More The Brightest Object of Early Universe
Large Magellanic Cloud is the galaxy, which located close to our and is the most striking. According to scientists some of its stars, this galaxy is “stealing” from the Small Magellanic Cloud.Large Magellanic Cloud is located approximately 160 000 light years from the Milky Way galaxy is similar to those that once formed our galaxy.Scientists at the U.S.View More Large Magellanic Cloud “Steals” the Stars
Scientists can take a new image of the galaxy Centaurus A using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope (June 16, 2011), with the help of which they can reveals never before seen details of its. The image show features in the visible, ultraviolet and near-infrared spectrum.At a distance of just over 11 million light-years, Centaurus A contains the closest active galactic nucleus to Earth.View More Never Before Seen Details of the Galaxy Centaurus A