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  • The search for habitable planets expands
    25 May 2023, 8:15 pm
    Astronomers are suggesting a new way to expand the search for habitable planets that takes into account a zone not previously considered: the space between the star and what's called soot-line in planet-forming disks.

  • Astronomers discover a key planetary system to understand the formation mechanism of the mysterious 'super-Earths'
    25 May 2023, 8:14 pm
    A study presents the detection of a system of two planets slightly larger than Earth orbiting a cold star in a synchronized dance. Named TOI-2096, the system is located 150 light-years from Earth. This system, located 150 light-years from Earth, is one of the best candidates for a detailed study of their atmosphere with the JWST space telescope.

  • Helium nuclei research advances our understanding of cosmic ray origin and propagation
    25 May 2023, 8:13 pm
    The latest observations from Low Earth Orbit with the International Space Station provide further evidence of spectral hardening and softening of cosmic ray particles.

  • NASA's Hubble hunts for intermediate-sized black hole close to home
    23 May 2023, 6:36 pm
    Astronomers have come up with what they say is some of their best evidence yet for the presence of a rare class of 'intermediate-sized' black hole that may be lurking in the heart of the closest globular star cluster to Earth, located 6,000 light-years away.

  • An X-ray look at the heart of powerful quasars
    19 May 2023, 4:45 pm
    Researchers have observed the X-ray emission of the most luminous quasar seen in the last 9 billion years of cosmic history, known as SMSS J114447.77-430859.3, or J1144 for short. The new perspective sheds light on the inner workings of quasars and how they interact with their environment.

  • Radio signal reveals supernova origin
    17 May 2023, 6:21 pm
    Astronomers reveal the origin of a thermonuclear supernova explosion. Strong emission lines of helium and the first detection of such a supernova in radio waves show that the exploding white dwarf star had a helium-rich companion.

  • NASA's Spitzer, TESS find potentially volcano-covered Earth-size world
    17 May 2023, 6:20 pm
    Astronomers have discovered an Earth-size exoplanet, or world beyond our solar system, that may be carpeted with volcanoes. Called LP 791-18 d, the planet could undergo volcanic outbursts as often as Jupiter's moon Io, the most volcanically active body in our solar system.

  • Astronomers observe the first radiation belt seen outside of our solar system
    15 May 2023, 7:19 pm
    Astronomers have described the first radiation belt observed outside our solar system, using a coordinated array of 39 radio dishes from Hawaii to Germany to obtain high-resolution images. The images of persistent, intense radio emissions from an ultracool dwarf reveal the presence of a cloud of high-energy electrons trapped in the object's powerful magnetic field, forming a double-lobed structure analogous to radio images of Jupiter's radiation belts.

  • New study puts a definitive age on Saturn's rings -- they're really young
    12 May 2023, 8:47 pm
    Physicists measured the flux of interplanetary dust around Saturn. The researchers concluded that the planet's rings formed less than 400 million years ago, making them much younger than Saturn itself.

  • Astronomers reveal the largest cosmic explosion ever seen
    12 May 2023, 5:02 pm
    Astronomers have uncovered the largest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. The explosion is more than ten times brighter than any known supernova and three times brighter than the brightest tidal disruption event, where a star falls into a supermassive black hole.

  • Hidden supermassive black holes brought to life by galaxies on collision course
    11 May 2023, 10:46 pm
    Astronomers have found that supermassive black holes obscured by dust are more likely to grow and release tremendous amounts of energy when they are inside galaxies that are expected to collide with a neighbouring galaxy.

  • Celestial monsters at the origin of globular clusters
    11 May 2023, 10:45 pm
    Globular clusters are the most massive and oldest star clusters in the Universe. They can contain up to 1 million of them. The chemical composition of these stars, born at the same time, shows anomalies that are not found in any other population of stars. Explaining this specificity is one of the great challenges of astronomy. After having imagined that supermassive stars could be at the origin, a team believes it has discovered the first chemical trace attesting to their presence in globular proto-clusters, born about 440 million years after the Big Bang.

  • Hidden views of vast stellar nurseries
    11 May 2023, 10:45 pm
    Astronomers have created a vast infrared atlas of five nearby stellar nurseries by piecing together more than one million images. These large mosaics reveal young stars in the making, embedded in thick clouds of dust. Thanks to these observations, astronomers have a unique tool with which to decipher the complex puzzle of stellar birth.

  • Measurement of the Universe's expansion rate weighs in on a longstanding debate in physics and astronomy
    11 May 2023, 10:44 pm
    A team used a first-of-its-kind technique to measure the expansion rate of the Universe, providing insight that could help more accurately determine the Universe's age and help physicists and astronomers better understand the cosmos.

  • Astronomers find no young binary stars near Milky Way's black hole
    11 May 2023, 10:44 pm
    Scientists analyzed over a decade's worth of data about 16 young supermassive stars orbiting the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Supermassive stars typically are formed in pairs, but the new study found that all 16 of the stars were singletons. The findings support a scenario in which the supermassive black hole drives nearby stars to either merge or be disrupted, with one of the pair being ejected from the system.

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