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Posts in the past four weeks

Monday
Oct 20 2014
16:33 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Orion’s Meteors, Hidden Sun, and Zodiacal Light

October's skies delight the eyes, for stargazers this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Oct 17 2014
13:45 UTC

Solar Bombs' And Mini-Tornadoes Spotted By Sun-Watching Spacecraft

My, the Sun is a violent place. I mean, we knew that already, but there's even more evidence for that using new data from a brand-new NASA spacecraft. There's talk now about tornadoes and jets and even “bombs” swirling amid our Sun's gassy environment. A huge set of results from NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
20:10 UTC

Old Equations Shed New Light on Quasars

There's nothing more out of this world than quasi-stellar objects or more simply –¬quasars. These are the¬most powerful and among the most distant objects in the Universe. At their center is a black hole with the mass of a million or more Suns. And these powerhouses are fairly compact – about the size of our […]

Posted by Universe Today

Wednesday
Oct 15 2014
00:38 UTC

On Scarves, Squirrels, and the Fate of the Universe

Are you scared of the dark, personal failure, or just feeling a tad nihilistic? Maybe you're worried about asteroids, solar flares, or the heat death of the Universe or perhaps you've just misplaced your favorite winter accessory and it's driving you er, nuts. If any of these are applicable (or even if none is) be […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Oct 13 2014
22:32 UTC

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Buzzes Beehive, Comet Barnstorms Mars

Sky-watchers enjoy parting views of Saturn, the “lord of the rings,” this week, along with the moon joining a star cluster and a historic encounter between the red planet and an icy interloper.¬ Sinking Saturn. Starting Tuesday, October 14, sky-watchers get their last chance to see Saturn as it quickly continues to sink in the…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Oct 10 2014
18:03 UTC

Nearby Galaxy Holds First Ultraluminous X-Ray Source that is a Pulsar

... research team led by Caltech astronomers of Pasadena California have discovered an¬ultraluminous X-ray (ULX) source that is pulsating. Their analysis concluded that the source in a nearby galaxy – M82 – is from a rotating neutron star, a pulsar. This is the first ULX source attributed to a pulsar. (...)Read the rest of Nearby […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Oct 07 2014
14:32 UTC

How to Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Quick, do you have an Android phone in your pocket? A few small changes and you could help physicists probe more of the curious nature of cosmic rays, high-energy particles that emanate from outside our solar system. Just download an app, cover up your phone's camera with duct tape, then place it somewhere (running idle) […]

Posted by Universe Today

Tuesday
Oct 07 2014
00:28 UTC

Spinning pair-instability supernovae

How does a massive star's rotation affect the properties of its eventual explosion?

Posted by astrobites

Monday
Oct 06 2014
20:59 UTC

Sky Events This Week: Green Giant, Blood Moon, and Dragon Spits Fire

    Amid excitement over a total eclipse, stargazers also can look forward this week to some starry surprises and a minor meteor shower. As always, the skies offer plenty of sights worth staying up to see. Uranus Opposition. ¬ Uranus officially reaches opposition on Tuesday, October 7. That means the outer planet will be…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Monday
Oct 06 2014
12:50 UTC

Foom! Superflares' Erupt From Tiny Red Dwarf Star, Surprising Scientists

Don't get too close to this little star! In April, a red dwarf star sent out a series of explosions that peaked at 10,000 times as powerful as the largest solar flare ever recorded. The tiny star packs a powerful punch because its spin is so quick: it rotates in less than a day, or […]

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
Sep 29 2014
19:05 UTC

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Swan and Eagle Take Flight

... treasure trove of starry sights fill the night skies this week.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Sep 26 2014
22:48 UTC

Astronomers Clue in to Why Binary Stars Are So Bountiful

... as loners or double stars. ¬A new study published this week in…

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Friday
Sep 26 2014
18:29 UTC

Three Stars in a High-Energy Dance

... actually home to three stars locked in a complex cosmic dance.

Posted by astrobites

Friday
Sep 26 2014
15:08 UTC

Stargazing in October

October is an interesting month for astronomers as World Space Week falls from 4 October until 10 October and coincidentally it's a good month for keen astronomers to take to […]

Posted by Astronotes

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
17:59 UTC

Monsters Gobble Galaxies to Grow

Galactic cannibalism makes for some enjoyable mayhem for stargazers.

Posted by Breaking Orbit

Wednesday
Sep 24 2014
12:43 UTC

Did Wild Weather Or A Companion Cause Eerie Infrared Glow From This Baby Star?

Watch out! Carbon monoxide gas is likely fleeing the disk of a young star like our Sun, producing an unusual signature in infrared. This could be the first time winds have been confirmed in association with a T Tauri star, or something else might be going on. Because the observed signature of the star (called […]

Posted by Universe Today

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