Items tagged with: astronomy

#astronomy An article published in "The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series" reports the identification of five new #exoplanets, the detection of eight exoplanet candidates that will be verified, and the confirmation of three exoplanets previously detected but not yet confirmed.
Five new exoplanets have been confirmed, two are super-Earths in their habitable zone
#astronomy An article to be published in the journal "Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society" reports a study tracing the journey of #phosphorus from star formation to #comets.
New confirmations that phosphorus was brought to Earth by comets
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences" reports the dating of grains of silicon carbide that were part of the Murchison #meteorite, which date back to different times with the oldest one dating back about 7 billion years ago.
7-billion-year old grains found in the Murchison meteorite

Galileo had it coming

The Renaissance Mathematicus considers the importance that #Galileo's famously controversial work, Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo, actually played in the development of modern #astronomy:
What role did the #Dialogo actually play in the ongoing cosmological/astronomical debate in the seventeenth century? The real answer is, given its reputation, surprisingly little. In reality Galileo was totally out of step with the actual debate that was taking place around 1630. Driven by…

#history #science #physics #renaissance #modernity #tycho #kepler #heliocentricity #geocentricity #ptolemy #copernicus

Habitable Exoplanets Hack Chat


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Habitable Exoplanets Hack Chat
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophyiscs" reports the mapping of the distribution and motion of hot gas within the Perseus and Coma galaxy clusters.
A map of plasma motions in the Perseus and Coma galaxy clusters
"Are we part of a dying reality or a blip in eternity? The value of the Hubble Constant could tell us which terror awaits"

Fate of the Universe

#Physics #Space #Astronomy #Cosmology
#astronomy An article submitted for publication in "The Astrophysical Journal" reports the initial results of an investigation about the center of the Milky Way conducted using the SOFIA flying telescope to capture infrared details never seen before.
New details of the center of the Milky Way observed by the SOFIA flying telescope
Astronomen haben mit dem Very Large Telescope der ESO Vorräte an kaltem Gas um einige der frühesten Galaxien des Universums herum beobachtet. Diese Gashalos sind die perfekte Nahrung für supermassereiche Schwarze Löcher im Zentrum dieser Galaxien, die heute so aussehen, wie sie vor über 12,5 Milliarden Jahren waren. Diese Reservoirs könnten erklären, wie diese kosmischen Giganten in einer Epoche des Universums, die als kosmische Morgendämmerung bekannt ist, so schnell wachsen konnten.
ESO-Teleskope beobachten Schwarze Löcher beim Frühstück im kosmischen Morgengrauen
#ESO #esoorg #Astronomy #Astrophysics #Astronomie #Suedsternwarte #telescopes #detectors #comets #planets #stars #galaxies #nebulae #universe #NTT #VLT #VLTI #ALMA #ELT #LaSilla #Paranal #Garching #Chile
#SpaceMission #astronomy #ESA Soyuz rocket was launched from the Kourou base, in French Guiana. After about 23 minutes the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation satellite successfully separated from the rocket's Fregat last stage. About 85 minutes after the launch, the CHEOPS space telescope successfully separated from the rocket's Fregat last stage.
A success for the launch of the CHEOPS space telescope and the Cosmo-SkyMed Second Generation satellite
Successful launch from French Guiana of European project comes day late after glitch

Europe’s Cheops planet-hunting satellite has left Earth a day after its lift-off was delayed by a technical rocket glitch during the final countdown.

A 30cm telescope aboard has been designed to measure the density, composition, and size of numerous exoplanets, which orbit stars beyond our solar system.
Cheops satellite lifts off to study planets beyond solar system
#Exoplanets #Satellites #Space #EuropeanSpaceAgency #Science #Astronomy #Europe #Worldnews
Das Very Large Telescope (VLT) der ESO hat den zentralen Teil der Milchstraße mit spektakulärer Auflösung untersucht und neue Details über die Geschichte der Geburt von Sternen in unserer Galaxie aufgedeckt. Dank der neuen Beobachtungen haben die Astronomen Beweise für ein dramatisches Ereignis im Leben der Milchstraße gefunden: eine Epoche heftiger Sternenentstehung, die so intensiv war, dass sie zu über hunderttausend Supernova-Explosionen führte.
ESO-Teleskop fotografiert beeindruckende Zentralregion der Milchstraße und findet alten Starburst
#ESO #esoorg #Astronomy #Astrophysics #Astronomie #Suedsternwarte #telescopes #detectors #comets #planets #stars #galaxies #nebulae #universe #NTT #VLT #VLTI #ALMA #ELT #LaSilla #Paranal #Garching #Chile
#astronomy #ALMA An article published in "The Astrophysical Journal" reports a study on a dusty early galaxy known as MAMBO-9.
MAMBO-9 is a dusty galaxy 13 billion light years away
#astronomy A new cyclone was discovered at the south pole of the planet #Jupiter by #NASA's #Juno space probe.
A new cyclone discovered at the south pole of the planet Jupiter

Astronomers find 19 more galaxies missing their dark matter

The new research may have dramatic implications for theories about both dark matter and galaxy formation.

Astronomers have discovered 19 more galaxies missing their dark matter. Instead of dark matter, these strange galaxies are mainly filled with regular matter, like the protons, neutrons, and electrons that make up everything we're familiar with.

The new find, published November 26 in Nature Astronomy, bolsters the controversial recent discovery of two other galaxies without dark matter. The mysterious substance accounts for most matter in the universe, and it's thought to be the primary component of all galaxies — as well as the main driver of galaxy formation in the first place. So, finding so many galaxies without the exotic matter suggests astronomers are missing something major about how galaxies form and evolve.
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NASA's Treasure Map for Water Ice on Mars | NASA

NASA has big plans for returning astronauts to the Moon in 2024, a stepping stone on the path to sending humans to Mars. But where should the first people on the Red Planet land?

A new paper published in Geophysical Research Letters will help by providing a map of water ice believed to be as little as an inch (2.5 centimeters) below the surface.
#nature #astronomy

Is The Universe Finite? | PBS Space Time

Watch -- https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=F2s7vyKucis
Every time you walk out the door, light from the Big Bang strikes your face, enters your eyes. This is the cosmic microwave background radiation - the left-over heat-glow from the very early universe. We can’t see this microwave light with our eyes, but we can catch it with even a simple radio antenna. As soon as we became aware of its existence we’ve been feverishly building better and better devices to collect it. Why? Because it encodes so many secrets. And within this light, a group of scientists have just found evidence of the limits of space. A clue that our universe may be actually be finite in size. Today on Space Time Journal Club we’ll delve into the Nature Astronomy paper that just reported this: Planck evidence for a closed Universe and a possible crisis for cosmology by Eleonora Di Valentino,
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#astronomy #ESA has published new images of the region of the planet Mars called Deuteronilus Mensae captured by its #Mars Express space probe's High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) instrument that show a territory sculpted by the movements of glaciers that created formations such as those known as mesas.
Remains of glaciers that sculpted the territory of Deuteronilus Mensae on Mars
#astronomy A new photo of interstellar comet 2I/Borisov taken using a spectrometer at the Keck Observatory in Hawaii is now the best obtained so far and can offer new information on this object that is going through the solar system.
Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov seen from the Keck Observatory
Galactic Stone and Ironworks - 2019-11-27 17:22:44 GMT
Paleontology is AMAZING.

Look at this 18,000 year old dog.

Look at it. Seriously.

This is nuts. It looks like it is sleeping and could wake up any moment to beg for treats.

Scientists are trying to determine if it is a wolf or an early domesticated dog.

Link - https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/frozen-puppy-intl-scli-scn/index.html

#Paleontology #Wolf #Dog #fossil #fossils
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics" reports a study on the galaxy NGC 6240 with evidence that it contains three supermassive black holes.
The galaxy NGC 6240 contains three supermassive black holes
#astronomy #MilkyWay #supernovae Three articles published in the journal "Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia (PASA)" report some results of the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA (GLEAM) survey.
The center of the Milky Way seen in detail by the MWA radio telescope
#astronomy Three articles published in the journal "Nature" report different aspects of the study of a gamma-ray burst cataloged as GRB 190114C which was observed at many frequencies in what's called multiband observation.
The most powerful gamma-ray burst ever observed was studied with various telescopes
#astronomy My homage to Edwin Hubble for his 130th birth anniversary.
Edwin Hubble was born 130 years ago

Starlink Satellites Posing Issues For Astronomers

#news #science #space #astronomy #spacex #starlink #telescope #hackaday
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Starlink Satellites Posing Issues For Astronomers
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society" reports an analysis of data collected by ESA's Gaia space probe in search for exoplanets in multiple systems.
An investigation on multiple star systems shows that many of them host planets
ovalb - 2019-11-15 16:26:59 GMT
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Hello. I like #physics, #astronomy and #philosophy.
I think that everybody can joke about everything.
Also I like watching #anime and reading #books. I love #imageboards.
And I am looking for a pen pal. I mean, to chat using real letters. ✉️
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#astronomy #SpaceMission #Hayabusa2 The Japanese space agency #JAXA has confirmed that its Hayabusa 2 space probe has left asteroid #Ryugu, reached on June 27, 2018.
The Hayabusa 2 space probe has departed from asteroid Ryugu
What If - 2019-11-14 17:01:08 GMT
What If We Could Harness the Energy of a Black Hole?

What would happen if you put a couple of physicists in a room with a rope, a box and a black hole? They might come up with a plan to power the Earth for centuries. Black holes aren't something you come across every day.
To make a black hole of your own, you'd have to squeeze a star ten times bigger than our Sun into a sphere the diameter of New York City.

#Science #Astronomy | There’s Growing Evidence That the Universe Is Connected by Giant Structures - http://bit.ly/2Xhw3yD

#astronomy An article published in the “Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets” reports an analysis of the composition of the atmosphere of the planet Mars based on data collected by NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity.
Oxygen spikes in Mars atmosphere are a new mystery
#exobiology #astronomy #panspermia

Last #transit of #Mercury until 2032 | Tonight | EarthSky

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Last transit of Mercury until 2032
#astronomy #Hubble An article published in the journal "Science" reports a study of a galaxy nicknamed Sunburst Arc observed through a gravitational lensing effect that leads to multiplying its image obtaining at least 12 distorted copies in four large arcs.
The image of an ancient galaxy multiplied by a gravitational lens
#astronomy An article published in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics" reports a study on the properties of the ionized gas that surrounds supermassive black holes in 20 galaxies selected as a sample.
A study of 20 radio galaxies offers new information on the activity of the supermassive black holes at their center
#astronomy An article published in the "Astrophysical Journal Letters" reports the detection of what have been interpreted as traces of water emitted by interstellar comet 2I/Borisov.
Interstellar comet 2I/Borisov appears to have a large amount of water
#astronomy #NASA Five articles published in the journal "Nature Astronomy" report various detections carried out by NASA's Voyager 2 space probe in interstellar space.
The strangeness of interstellar space examined by the Voyager 2 space probe

Hackaday Links: November 3, 2019


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Hackaday Links: November 3, 2019
The 1,000 stars closest to the Sun, positions relative to the galactic plane, size proportional to radii in units of R_{☉} (with a cut-off for the very big ones), colored according to effective temperature.

#stars #space #astronomy

via Robert McNees https://twitter.com/mcnees
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