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.
Study using data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope finds that the tumult of star birth and death in Cygnus X has managed to corral fast-moving particles called cosmic rays.
When NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft reaches Pluto in July 2015, it may find the region more hazardous than anticipated. The discovery of several moons around Pluto and the potential for more increase the risks during the probe’s flyby.
NASA Hubble Space Telescope new image shows globular cluster NGC 1846, a spherical collection of hundreds of thousands of stars in the outer halo of the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighboring dwarf galaxy of the Milky Way that can be seen from the southern hemisphere.
As we know the current models explain elliptical galaxies as dead galaxies, but have to say a completely different history is suggested by the images of two galaxies obtained by the MégaCam camera of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT, CNRS/CNRC/University of Hawaii). All members of an international Atlas3D team, have shown that these two elliptical galaxies were formed from the merger of two large spiral galaxies, just 1 to 3 billion years ago.
Astronomers of the Potsdam Institute for Astrophysics (Germany) found a pair of brown dwarfs located in close proximity of the Earth. Most of the experimental data gave an infrared space telescope, WISE, who conducted the survey of the sky in four bands (3.4, 4.6 12 and 22 microns) and has recently completed its work.
Astronomers have determined the exact distance to the object Cygnus X-1, which was the first object recognized as the black hole. Cygnus X-1or Cyg X-1 is the X-ray source in the constellation Cygnus, which opened in 1964. Astronomers have calculated the mass of the black hole in the constellation Cygnus, focusing on the characteristics of its interaction with the blue supergiant.
The telescope, called the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), is a 100-inch (2.5-meter) reflecting instrument mounted on a highly modified Boeing 747SP aircraft. Astronomers used the flying observatoary’s mobility to position itself in the right place and time to catch a so-called “occultation” of Pluto, when the dwarf planet passed in front of a distant star, and its shadow hit a specific location on Earth This observation allowed scientists to learn new details about Pluto and its moons.
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.