The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
An international team of astronomers, working in conjuction with NASA’s Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope have caught a black hole in the act of ejecting a highly energetic knot of gas which the astronomers liken to bullets into surrounding space.
An extremely hot, massive young galaxy cluster, the largest ever seen in the distant universe, has been studied by an international team using ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in the Atacama Desert in Chile along with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope.
Astronomers have created the largest scale rendering of dark matter across the universe, revealing a picture of the invisible stuff thought to represent 98 percent of all matter in the universe.
According to new study the universe’s first supermassive black holes grew so fast by gobbling up a steady stream of cold gas.
A team of astronomers led by Sergey Koposov and Vasily Belokurov of the University of Cambridge recently discovered two streams of stars in the Southern Galactic hemisphere that were torn off the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy.
Two Voyager spacecraft are providing the first glimpse of Milky Way radiation that scientists have already seen coming from other galaxies.
Using NASA’s Spitzer space telescope, the astronomers spotted four remarkably red galaxies which are nearly 13 billion light-years from Earth, meaning it’s taken their light about 13 billion years to reach us.
The Christmas sky last year was lit up by an extraordinarily powerful and mysteriously long-lasting explosion in space that scientists now suggest was a comet smacking into a dense star or a peculiar supernova death.