Space

Class 0 Protostars Eat Surrounding Material At A Fierce Pace

Class 0 Protostars Eat Surrounding Material At A Fierce Pace

Newborn class 0 Protostars feed at a furious rate and grow through surprisingly frequent feeding frenzies, a recent analysis of data from the Spitzer Space Telescope shows

Mars Planum Boreum 3D Radar Image From Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Mars Planum Boreum 3D Radar Image From Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

The interior of Planum Boreum, Martian north polar cap, can now be seen in much greater detail thanks to a newly enhanced 3D radar image. The 3D radargram image was produced using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument.

Leo I* Supermassive Black Hole Search Method Proposed

Leo I* Supermassive Black Hole Search Method Proposed

Astrophysicists have proposed a method for observing Leo 1* - which could be the second-closest supermassive black hole to Earth, 3 million times the mass of the Sun hosted by the dwarf galaxy Leo I.

IXPE Assists In Cracking Blazar Markarian 501 Jet Puzzle

IXPE Assists In Cracking Blazar Markarian 501 Jet Puzzle

A blazar like blazar Markarian 501 is bright because one of its strong jets of fast particles is directed directly at Earth. How the particles in these jets become accelerated to such high energies has long been a mystery to scientists.

Exoplanet WASP-39 b Gets Detailed Look From JWST

Exoplanet WASP-39 b Gets Detailed Look From JWST

The James Webb Telescope's array of highly sensitive instruments zeroed in on the atmosphere of WASP-39 b, a "hot Saturn" — a planet roughly the size of Saturn orbiting a star 700 light-years away

Short Gamma-ray Bursts Come Mostly From Actively Star-forming Galaxies

Short Gamma-ray Bursts Come Mostly From Actively Star-forming Galaxies

The most thorough list yet of the galaxies from which short gamma-ray bursts (SGRBs) originate has been created by a team of astronomers

The Milky Way Stellar Halo Is Actually Tilted And Oblong

The Milky Way Stellar Halo Is Actually Tilted And Oblong

The actual shape of the stellar halo that envelops the disk of our galaxy has been revealed by a recent study. For many years, astronomers believed that the stellar halo, a cloud of stars, was mostly spherical, like a basketball.

ACES II Mission Will Investigate Earth’s Auroral Current

ACES II Mission Will Investigate Earth’s Auroral Current

The NASA-funded Aurora Current and Electrodynamics Structures II, or ACES II, instrument will launch from the Andya Space launch site in Andenes, Norway, for its second trip into orbit.

Most Gold-rich Stars Formed Over 10 Billion Years Ago

Most Gold-rich Stars Formed Over 10 Billion Years Ago

The origin of so-called "gold-rich" stars, or stars with an abundance of heavy elements other than iron, such as gold and platinum, has been revealed by a team of researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Tohoku University.