"The effect of gravitational waves on pulsars is very weak and difficult to detect, but we built the credibility of the findings over time as we collected more data," said Caterina Cazziano, NANOGrav team member and senior lecturer at Caltech.
A highly unusual burst of high-energy light from a nearby galaxy is linked by scientists to a neutron star merger
NASA's Nancy Grace Roman space telescope, which will be launched in May 2027, will be able to find an astonishing number of 400 Earth-mass stray worlds. Indeed, in the new study, one such candidate has already been identified
Protoplanets form from clumps of material in disks around newborn stars. When the planet is still forming, that is, when it is still collecting material, it is called a protoplanet. This is only the third protoplanet discovered
NANOGrav Discovers Stronger Gravitational Waves Than Ever, Apparently Created by Pairs of Supermassive Black Holes
From our own cosmic backyard in the Solar System to distant galaxies toward the dawn of time, the NASA/European Space Agency/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has lived up to its promise to reveal the universe like never before in its first year of scientific activity. To celebrate the end of a year A successful first, a new Web image has been released of a small star-forming region in the Rho Ophiuchi cloud complex
The meteorite components enriched in radioactive isotopes formed in the first 100,000 years or so of the formation of the Solar System within the dense filament. The mother filament may have served as a buffer that protected the young sun and helped capture the radioactive isotopes from the supernova shock wave and channel them into the still forming solar system.
The "Dark Universe" Euclid space telescope is launched on a mission to uncover the deepest mysteries of the cosmos
Akshay Suresh, a graduate student at Cornell University, is leading an unusual scientific activity - a groundbreaking mission called BLIPSS to detect periodic signals emanating from the center of the Milky Way
At the end of 2019, the light of the star dimmed and went from the brightest in the Orion group to the third brightest. Since then it has returned and become even brighter than before
An international team of astronomers has announced the discovery of a second planet in the circumbinary system (where planets orbit two suns) of the rare multiple planet BEBOP-1. This planet was discovered using the transit method and was noticed because it passed in front of the brighter of the two stars on different occasions
A significant development in thin layer technology could possibly improve the sensitivity of gravitational wave detectors.
A team of researchers confirmed Hawking's prediction of evaporating black holes, but extended its application to all large objects in the universe
The galaxy is currently 25 billion light-years away, but when light began to travel from it to us about 12.5 billion years ago, it was much closer, because the universe is expanding
A new study suggests that a third of the planets orbiting dwarf stars common to the Milky Way could potentially support life. As in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, one plate is too hot, the second is too cold and the third is just right
The first findings from the James Webb space telescope hinted at galaxies so early and massive that they are somewhat inconsistent with our understanding of the formation of structure in the universe. A new study tries to deal with these contradictions
"The planet is completely covered in a kind of layer of fog or clouds," said Eliza Kempton, a researcher at the University of Maryland and lead author of a new paper on the planet published in Nature. "The atmosphere simply remained completely hidden from us until this observation." She noted that if the planet was indeed rich in water, it could have been a "water world", with large amounts of water and ice material at the time of its formation.
The belts surround the hot young star, which can be seen with the unaided eye as the brightest star in the southern group Southern Pisces. The dust belts are fragments from the collisions of larger bodies, corresponding to asteroids and comets, and are often described as "fragment disks"
In a recent paper published in the journal Nature, scientists analyzed new data from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) to produce the most detailed image yet of the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy M87
A groundbreaking new map of dark matter has been created using data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES), in an international collaboration of astronomers and physicists. The map shows the distribution of dark matter in the southern sky region, and is the most accurate and detailed map of its kind ever created
A mysterious and very distant object, in the universe as it was "only" two billion years after the big bang, hidden from even the most advanced devices. Its properties were finally described in a study by the International Research Institute SISSA