Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Scientists detect gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 17, 2017
Ability to observe an event via both gravitational waves and light is a revolution for modern astronomy.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 10, 2017
Auroras caused by powerful stellar flares could potentially be seen from Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 12, 2017
A new way is developed.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 01, 2017
Based on the Korean astronomers' description of the phenomenon, scientists today believe the outburst occurred in a binary system that contained a dead, highly dense white dwarf star and a companion.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 05, 2017
Hubble spectroscopy glowing water molecules in upper atmosphere of "hot Jupiter."
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 03, 2017
Stellar radiation causes rapid atmospheric loss, making habitability unlikely.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 31, 2017
Observation by amateur astronomer helps confirm the discovery.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 23, 2017
Ten-billion-year-old explosion provides insight into early galaxy evolution.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 23, 2017
Many members of the public thought signals might be transmissions by an alien civilization.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 28, 2015
Automated telescope capable of running its own observations.
Kathy Fey - Apr 28, 2015
Scientists have found that supernovae with lighter particles and strong polar ejections create bursts of gamma rays.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 23, 2015
Space telescope's discoveries have revolutionized astronomy.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 20, 2015
Planet shredded after coming too close to stellar remnant.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 02, 2015
Two images taken 18 years apart have shown how the flow of ionized wind changes during the star's earliest evolution.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 30, 2015
"Tattooine" may not be science fiction after all.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 21, 2015
Scientists were surprised to find that much of the dust created by a supernova blast were able to survive the super-heated conditions afterward.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 25, 2015
The quasar emitted from the black hole is the most luminous object in the universe at 40,000 times brighter than the entire Milky Way.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 23, 2015
Scientists believe that Beta Pictoris, which is just 20 million years old, resembles what a young planetary system might look like.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 17, 2015
Approach put star five times closer to our Sun than Alpha Centauri.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 13, 2015
For the first time ever, astronomers have observed a multiple-star system in its earliest stages of formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 02, 2015
Through 3-D maps, researchers find new insights into stellar explosions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 30, 2015
Inward migration could transform gaseous worlds into exo-Earths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 29, 2015
Scientists understand much about cometary globules, but want to study the phenomenon further to understand how they give birth to baby stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2015
Ancient system raises possibility of life in the early universe.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 21, 2015
The surprising study found that supernovae didn't eject nearly as much heavy elements as scientists expected.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 10, 2015
The pulsar is no longer visible from Earth due to changes in its orientation caused by its companion star's gravity.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 08, 2015
Unstable system has mystified astronomers since 1840s eruption.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 06, 2015
Method confirms connection between stars' ages, masses and rotation rates.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 05, 2015
A new study has found that our solar system will experience a near miss in the future.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 03, 2014
Scientists have uncovered a way to detect stars made of "strange matter."
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 07, 2014
Merger into single huge star responsible for its surviving the black hole.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 28, 2014
The size and shape of the explosion were measured in remarkable detail.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014
Finding is first ever view of early planet formation outside our solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 22, 2014
Star's chemical composition provides indirect evidence for existence of early super-massive stars.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 06, 2014
Phenomenon probably resulted from the complex life cycles of two companion stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 10, 2014
Astronomers have found the most distant stars ever discovered in the Milky Way Galaxy, at 775,000 and 900,000 light years away.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 04, 2014
A binary star system 3,000 light-years away harbors a both a star similar to our sun and a planet sizable to the Earth.
Andrew McDonald - May 21, 2014
A little-understood type of star, a Wolf-Rayet, has been shown to be the progenitor of a supernova.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 14, 2014
The video reveals two neutron stars, separated by a distance of approximately 11 miles, spiraling toward each other.
Andrew McDonald - May 08, 2014
NASA's COSmIC facility has replicated processes that form dust grains in the atmospheres of dying stars.
Andrew McDonald - May 07, 2014
Scientists have discovered a new hypervelocity star traveling through the dark matter halo around the Milky Way.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 16, 2017
First nova ever found in Small Magellanic Cloud is studied in multiple wavelengths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
Latest observation shows dimming is not equal in all wavelengths.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
Disk's chemical composition is strangely similar to that of comets in our solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2017
Spectroscopy enables scientists to determine cluster's chemical composition.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 21, 2017
Planets' relative closeness and brightness make them excellent candidates for study with new James Webb Space Telescope.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 06, 2017
Designated PSR-J0952-0607 or simply J0952, the pulsar is about 1.4 times as massive as the Sun and has a binary companion star of approximately 20 Jupiter masses orbiting it every 6.4 hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 05, 2017
Low-energy ultraviolet radiation breaks water up molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photo-dissociation.
Kathy Fey - Aug 26, 2017
By creating artificial eclipse, starshade would enable accompanying telescope to observe a star's orbiting planets.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 11, 2017
Sun-like stars seen as best hopes for harboring Earth-like worlds.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 29, 2017
Gravitational interaction is triggering star formation in both galaxies.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2017
Observations illustrate formation processes of both high- and low-mass stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 22, 2017
Planet smaller but more massive than Earth takes slightly more than four days to complete an orbit.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 23, 2015
Generation of sound by fluid flows takes researchers by surprise.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 05, 2015
The star might have achieved its extreme speed after its companion star went supernova.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 12, 2015
Although not completely formed yet, the system could provide tremendous insight into the formation of multi-star systems and where loner stars -- such as our sun -- come from.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 06, 2015
First stars formed around 550 million years after the Big Bang, 100 million laters than previously thought.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 26, 2015
First known extra-solar ring system could provide clues to satellite formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 11, 2015
The gravitational effects caused by the interaction between the two stars is so intense, it is warping space-time and causing a wobble that points the pulsar's radio waves away from Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 16, 2014
Finding rocky planets in close orbits could become much easier.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 03, 2014
Scientists get creative in trying to find ways around this obtrusive space phenomenon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2014
Cause of emissions remains unknown.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 16, 2014
Size is less of a constraint on black hole behavior than scientists once thought.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 10, 2014
Study could lead to a greater understanding of important events in the early cosmos.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2014
Pulsars are capable of emitting the same intense X-rays that black holes do.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 09, 2014
Vast distances between worlds, however, could make contact with aliens unlikely.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 02, 2014
One sequence of flares lasted 11 days.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 29, 2014
Process of explosion revealed through study of gamma rays.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 13, 2014
A study, utilizing the Hubble Space Telescope, set to examine elliptical galaxies uniting at the core of a crowded galaxy cluster has prompted Scientists to investigate a host of new questions.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 11, 2014
Two newly found stars are the most distant members of the Milky Way's outer halo.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 09, 2014
Scientists uncover how grains of stardust survive supernova explosions
Andrew McDonald - May 07, 2014
New data from an array of telescopes show that previous ideas about star cluster formation are probably incorrect.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 28, 2014
'Cosmos' highlights female scientists who revolutionized our understanding of the night sky.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 27, 2014
Brown dwarfs are objects which have a size between that of a giant planet like Jupiter and that of a small star.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 20, 2014
A new model for supernova may provide astronomers with a better understanding of how they form.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 15, 2014
"The most familiar occultation is a total solar eclipse, when our moon passes in front of, or occults, the sun," NASA says.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 12, 2014
Astronomers have spotted the largest yellow star ever observed in our galaxy and 1300 times larger than the sun.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 03, 2014
A new study finds binary pulsars devour their companions.
Andrew McDonald - Feb 23, 2014
NASA now knows how supernovae occur.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 22, 2014
The environment around the tiny star is full of radiation and powerful winds of particles.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 22, 2014
The streaky red glow of material in the star's path is called a bow shock.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 09, 2014
Astronomers have found an additional 20 sun-sized stars that they describe as likely hypervelocity stars.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 30, 2013
Astronomers discover a solar twin.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 03, 2013
Spitzer detected infrared light from the young star system, emitted by the warmed gas and dust in the disk that still covers the budding stars.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 19, 2013
Gold comes from the heart of stars.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 13, 2013
The so-called "Eskimo Nebula" is a planetary nebula.
Andrew McDonald - Jun 27, 2013
A new study looks at planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 12, 2013
The astronomers found that these variations had periods between about two and 20 hours.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 05, 2013
The astronomers utilized data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several ground-based optical telescopes.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 05, 2013
Hubble maps a 3-D image of an exploding star.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 04, 2013
NASA notes that previous efforts to find planets around Proxima Centauri have not been successful.