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…
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
European astronomers have registered the water molecules in the emissions of small protostar L1448-MM.
H2O molecules have previously been observed in studies of young stellar objects located, for example, in the reflecting nebula NGC 1333. Mark Krumholz at theUniversity of California at Santa Cruz say that the new work differs with the highest accuracy of measurements.
With the help NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope astronomers can see the glowing emerald nebula, called RCW 120, which like the glowing ring wielded by the superhero Green Lantern. Astronomers believe rings like this are actually sculpted by the powerful light of giant “O” stars, which are the most massive type of star known to exist.View More The Green Ring of Dust
The VLT Survey Telescope (VST), which is the latest addition to the European Southern Observatory’s network of telescopes at Paranal in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile, take its first images.The image shows the spectacular star-forming region Messier 17, which is also known as the Omega Nebula or the Swan Nebula, as it has never been seen beforeView More VLT Survey Telescopes (VST) First Images
On April 12, 2011, NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope detected the most powerful in a series of gamma-ray flares occurring in the Crab Nebula. The Crab nebula, which is located 6,500 light-years away in the constellation Taurus, is the crash of an exploded star that emitted light and reached Earth in the year 1054.View More Flare in the Crab Nebula