Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole

Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole – W. M. Keck Observatory

 

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory’s vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

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Astronomers Discover Class of Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Enormous Black Hole – W. M. Keck Observatory   The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory’s vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the Continue Reading

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space

What’s creating these unusual signals? And why does this one repeat itself?

Source: www.livescience.com/mysterious-fast-radio-burst-pattern.html

New pattern uncovered in mysterious ‘fast radio bursts’ from deep space What’s creating these unusual signals? And why does this one repeat itself? Source: www.livescience.com/mysterious-fast-radio-burst-pattern.html

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope

An amateur has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after ‘Oumuamua — and it’s heading for perihelion late this year.

Source: www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/possible-interstellar-comet-headed-our-way/

Is Another Interstellar Visitor Headed Our Way? – Sky & Telescope An amateur has discovered a comet that might be the second interstellar visitor after ‘Oumuamua — and it’s heading for perihelion late this year. Source: www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/possible-interstellar-comet-headed-our-way/

Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World

 

Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World

Officials at the protest-hit telescope seek a construction permit for the island of La Palma

Source: physicsworld.com/a/thirty-meter-telescope-forges-ahead-with-canary-islands-site/

  Thirty Meter Telescope forges ahead with Canary Islands site – Physics World Officials at the protest-hit telescope seek a construction permit for the island of La Palma Source: physicsworld.com/a/thirty-meter-telescope-forges-ahead-with-canary-islands-site/

What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A ‘ploonet’

What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A ‘ploonet’

If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them.

Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/moons-escape-their-planets-could-become-ploonets

What do you call a moon that escapes its planet? A ‘ploonet’ If giant planets in other star systems lose their moons, the freed objects could become “ploonets,” and current telescopes may be able to find them. Source: www.sciencenews.org/article/moons-escape-their-planets-could-become-ploonets

SpaceX Starlink satellites dazzle but pose big questions for astronomers

SpaceX Starlink satellites dazzle but pose big questions for astronomers

Elon Musk’s new satellite megaconstellation will make it harder to study the sky with ground-based telescopes.

Source: www.cnet.com/news/spacex-starlink-satellites-dazzle-but-pose-big-questions-for-astronomers/

SpaceX Starlink satellites dazzle but pose big questions for astronomers Elon Musk’s new satellite megaconstellation will make it harder to study the sky with ground-based telescopes. Source: www.cnet.com/news/spacex-starlink-satellites-dazzle-but-pose-big-questions-for-astronomers/

Montage – Image Mosaic Software for Astronomers

 

Montage – Image Mosaic Software for Astronomers

Montage is a toolkit for assembling Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) images into custom mosaics. Key features for end users are:

Source: montage.ipac.caltech.edu/

  Montage – Image Mosaic Software for Astronomers Montage is a toolkit for assembling Flexible Image Transport System (FITS) images into custom mosaics. Key features for end users are: Source: montage.ipac.caltech.edu/

Looks like the Sun, but does it spin like the Sun: measuring differential rotation in 16 Cyg A & B

Looks like the Sun, but does it spin like the Sun: measuring differential rotation in 16 Cyg A & B

Looks like the Sun, but does it spin like the Sun: measuring differential rotation in 16 Cyg A & B

The Sun is known to rotate differentially, which plays a large part in our understanding of solar physics. Do we see the same differential rotation in Solar analogues, 16 Cyg A & B?

Source: astrobites.org/2019/03/27/looks-like-the-sun-but-does-it-spin-like-the-sun-measuring-differential-rotation-in-16-cyg-a-b/

Looks like the Sun, but does it spin like the Sun: measuring differential rotation in 16 Cyg A & B Looks like the Sun, but does it spin like the Sun: measuring differential rotation in 16 Cyg A & B The Sun is known to rotate differentially, which plays a Continue Reading

Why Supersymmetry May Be The Greatest Failed Prediction In Particle Physics History

 

Why Supersymmetry May Be The Greatest Failed Prediction In Particle Physics History

It was so well-motivated and compelling. But the particles never appeared.

Source: www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/02/12/why-supersymmetry-may-be-the-greatest-failed-prediction-in-particle-physics-history/

  Why Supersymmetry May Be The Greatest Failed Prediction In Particle Physics History It was so well-motivated and compelling. But the particles never appeared. Source: www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/02/12/why-supersymmetry-may-be-the-greatest-failed-prediction-in-particle-physics-history/

SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

 

SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A

Cosmic dust, a building block of stars and planets, can form in the wake of a violent stellar explosion called a supernova, according to a new study using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA. These surprising findings provide clues to an astronomical mystery surrounding cosmic dust.

Source: www.astrowatch.net/2019/02/sofia-finds-dust-survives-obliteration.html?m=1

 

  SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A SOFIA Finds Dust Survives Obliteration in Supernova 1987A Cosmic dust, a building block of stars and planets, can form in the wake of a violent stellar explosion called a supernova, according to a new study using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Continue Reading

Inside 3 Mars Meteorites: A Different Path for ‘Building Blocks of Life’?

 

Inside 3 Mars Meteorites: A Different Path for ‘Building Blocks of Life’?

New work suggests a battery-like reaction that could have created organic material within Mars meteorites.

Source: www.space.com/42300-mars-meteorite-organic-molecules-battery-reaction.html?fbclid=IwAR2rwhX_Wofwc5vNGCs9qA4kcHxlVyhGRNc-WNNgkiUavTqGGn9tOVRVRwI

  Inside 3 Mars Meteorites: A Different Path for ‘Building Blocks of Life’? New work suggests a battery-like reaction that could have created organic material within Mars meteorites. Source: www.space.com/42300-mars-meteorite-organic-molecules-battery-reaction.html?fbclid=IwAR2rwhX_Wofwc5vNGCs9qA4kcHxlVyhGRNc-WNNgkiUavTqGGn9tOVRVRwI

Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet

 

Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet

Extremely accurate measurements of the position of β Pictoris from the Hipparcos and Gaia satellites allow the direct measurement of the mass of the imaged planet β Pic b.

Source: astrobites.org/2018/09/21/directly_measureing_the_mass_of_beta_pic_b/

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  Directly measuring the mass of an imaged planet Extremely accurate measurements of the position of β Pictoris from the Hipparcos and Gaia satellites allow the direct measurement of the mass of the imaged planet β Pic b. Source: astrobites.org/2018/09/21/directly_measureing_the_mass_of_beta_pic_b/

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

 

Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them

Last year’s mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports.

Source: www.space.com/41775-breakthrough-listen-fast-radio-bursts.html

  Mysterious Light Flashes Are Coming from Deep Space, and AI Just Found More of Them Last year’s mysterious outburst of deep-space light flashes was even more frenzied than previously thought, a new study reports. Source: www.space.com/41775-breakthrough-listen-fast-radio-bursts.html

Deteriorating Kepler Space Telescope Refuses To Die

Unwilling to to go quietly into that good night, the Kepler Space Telescope is once again gathering scientific data — despite a malfunctioning thruster and painfully low levels of fuel….

Source: www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/deteriorating-kepler-space-telescope-refuses-to-die/

Unwilling to to go quietly into that good night, the Kepler Space Telescope is once again gathering scientific data — despite a malfunctioning thruster and painfully low levels of fuel…. Source: www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/09/deteriorating-kepler-space-telescope-refuses-to-die/