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  • Hubble witnesses shock wave of colliding gases in Running Man Nebula
    24 November 2021, 9:38 pm
    Mounded, luminous clouds of gas and dust glow in this Hubble image of a Herbig-Haro object known as HH 45. Herbig-Haro objects are a rarely seen type of nebula that occurs when hot gas ejected by a newborn star collides with the gas and dust around it at hundreds of miles per second, creating bright shock waves. In this image, blue indicates ionized oxygen (O II) and purple shows ionized magnesium (Mg II). Researchers were particularly interested in these elements because they can be used to identify shocks and ionization fronts. This object is located in the nebula NGC 1977, which itself is part of a complex of three nebulae called The Running Man. NGC 1977 -- like its companions NGC 1975 and NGC 1973 -- is a reflection nebula, which means that it doesn't emit light on its own, but reflects light from nearby stars, like a streetlight illuminating fog. Hubble observed this region to look for stellar jets and planet-forming disks around young stars, and examine how their environment affects the evolution of such disks.

  • One year on this giant, blistering hot planet is just 16 hours long
    23 November 2021, 10:27 pm
    Astronomers have discovered an ultrahot Jupiter with shortest orbit of any known gas giant planet.

  • One in five galaxies in the early universe could still be hidden behind cosmic dust
    22 November 2021, 7:55 pm
    Astronomers have discovered two previously invisible galaxies billions of light-years away. Their discovery suggests that up to one in five such distant galaxies remain hidden from our telescopes, camouflaged by cosmic dust. The new knowledge changes perceptions of our universe's evolution since the Big Bang.

  • Life on Mars search could be misled by false fossils, study says
    17 November 2021, 2:15 am
    Mars explorers searching for signs of ancient life could be fooled by fossil-like specimens created by chemical processes, research suggests.

  • Astronomers team up to create new method to understand galaxy evolution
    16 November 2021, 4:31 pm
    A husband-and-wife team of astronomers joined forces for the first time in their scientific careers during the pandemic to develop a new method to look back in time and change the way we understand the history of galaxies.

  • Carbon dioxide cold traps on the moon are confirmed for the first time
    15 November 2021, 9:10 pm
    After decades of uncertainty, researchers have confirmed the existence of lunar carbon dioxide cold traps that could potentially contain solid carbon dioxide. The discovery will likely have a major influence in shaping future lunar missions and could impact the feasibility of a sustained robot or human presence on the moon.

  • Where does gold come from? New insights into element synthesis in the universe
    15 November 2021, 6:34 pm
    How are chemical elements produced in our Universe? Where do heavy elements like gold and uranium come from? Using computer simulations, a research team shows that the synthesis of heavy elements is typical for certain black holes with orbiting matter accumulations, so-called accretion disks. The predicted abundance of the formed elements provides insight into which heavy elements need to be studied in future laboratories to unravel the origin of heavy elements.

  • Near-earth asteroid might be a lost fragment of the moon
    11 November 2021, 7:03 pm
    Near-Earth asteroid Kamo`oalewa could be a fragment of our moon.

  • Black hole found hiding in star cluster outside our galaxy
    11 November 2021, 2:03 pm
    Astronomers have discovered a small black hole outside the Milky Way by looking at how it influences the motion of a star in its close vicinity. This is the first time this detection method has been used to reveal the presence of a black hole outside of our galaxy. The method could be key to unveiling hidden black holes in the Milky Way and nearby galaxies, and to help shed light on how these mysterious objects form and evolve.

  • New method to detect Tatooine-like planets validated
    10 November 2021, 7:15 pm
    A new method has allowed scientists to quickly detect a transiting planet with two suns.

  • Tread lightly: ‘Eggshell planets’ possible around other stars
    10 November 2021, 4:46 pm
    Strange 'eggshell planets' are among the rich variety of exoplanets possible, according to a study. These rocky worlds have an ultra-thin outer brittle layer and little to no topography. Such worlds are unlikely to have plate tectonics, raising questions as to their habitability. Planetary geologists have said at least three such worlds found during previous astronomical surveys may already be known.

  • Jet from giant galaxy M87: Computer modelling explains black hole observations
    4 November 2021, 7:01 pm
    An enormous jet of particles emitted by the giant galaxy M87 can be observed astronomically in various wavelengths. Scientists have developed a theoretical model of the morphology of this jet using complex supercomputer calculations. The images from these calculations provide an unprecedented match with astronomical observations and confirm Einstein's theory of general relativity.

  • Astronomers make most distant detection yet of fluorine in star-forming galaxy
    4 November 2021, 5:13 pm
    A new discovery is shedding light on how fluorine -- an element found in our bones and teeth as fluoride -- is forged in the Universe. Astronomers have detected this element in a galaxy that is so far away its light has taken over 12 billion years to reach us. This is the first time fluorine has been spotted in such a distant star-forming galaxy.

  • Likely home of Martian meteorites pinpointed
    4 November 2021, 4:53 pm
    Researchers have pinpointed the likely origin of a group of meteorites ejected from Mars, using a machine learning algorithm that analyses high-resolution planetary images.

  • New study proposes expansion of the universe directly impacts black hole growth
    4 November 2021, 1:04 am
    The study is the first to show that both large and small black hole masses can result from a single pathway, wherein the black holes gain mass from the expansion of the universe itself.

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