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.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has revealed the first-ever image of a black hole. The black hole in this image resides at the center of M87, a massive galaxy that’s in the Virgo cluster of galaxies.
It is the sixth storm scientists have been able to document since 1989 when NASA's Voyager 2 probe first flew past Neptune, but it is the first whose birth and development was documented.
Using ESA's Gaia spacecraft and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have come up with the most accurate measurement yet of the Milky Way’s total mass. It contains about 1.5 trillion times the mass of Earth’s Sun.
Recent U.S. study suggests how surveys using gamma telescopes could find evidence of spacecraft powered by tiny artificial black holes. The concept of a black hole-powered spacecraft was first introduced by science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke.