Cheops (Characterising Exoplanet Satellite), the satellite for the study of the exoplanets of the European Space Agency (Esa), has passed the exams and now it is ready to go to work.
Scientists identified the cause of the unusual single-sided pulsation of the star named HD 74423. It is located in a binary star system with a red dwarf - its close companion distorts the oscillations with its gravitational pull.
Spitzer has fundamentally changed astronomy textbooks. Recently the telescope batteries reached the end of their lives. The Spitzer team at NASA and the California Institute of Technology has no choice but to bid the spacecraft farewell.
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) recently took its first image which reveals an unprecedented level of details. These images provide a close-up view of the turbulent plasma arranged in a pattern of cell-like structures.
In the first observation of its kind, astronomers using the Very Large Telescope in Chile have found evidence of a Neptune-size planet orbiting a white dwarf, the collapsed remnant of a Sun-like star that has run out of nuclear fuel.
China’s new radio telescope FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope) has double the collecting power of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which has a 305 meter dish.
An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies, a find that could have major implications for astronomy and cosmology.
Launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday, Spektr-RG will detect X-ray emissions from across the sky, including those from huge clusters of galaxies. It could help astronomers better understand dark energy.
The European Very Large Telescope participated in test coordinated by the International Asteroid Warning Network, successfully targeting, tracking and imaging a double asteroid as it flew within 5.2 million km of Earth on 25 May.
Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae located 8 billion light years away and are known as ‘standard candles’ in astronomy.
Curtin University researchers are part of an international project that will use a huge underwater neutrino telescope at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea to help explain some of the most powerful and mysterious events in the universe.
When complete, the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest radio telescope array in the entire world. To sort through all its data, the “brain” for this massive array will consist of two supercomputers.