Tag Archives: Astronomers

Saturn’s moon Enceladus stunning lights similar to curtain eruptions seen on Earth: Scientists

New research proposes the possibility that icy eruptions on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus could be in the form of broad, curtain-like eruptions, rather than discrete jets. Based on data obtained from NASA’s Cassini mission, the researchers say these eruptions from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might be diffuse curtains rather than discrete jets. Though they appear to be individual jets ...

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Dark Matter darker than previously thought, say astronomers

Using observations from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray Observatory, astronomers have found that dark matter does not slow down when colliding with itself, meaning it interacts with itself less than previously thought. This finding narrows down the options for what this mysterious substance might be. “Dark matter is an enigma we have long sought to unravel. With the ...

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Another Quadruple Massive Planet with 4 Stars Discovered

A new planet with 3 stars clustered together in a four-star system was found 136 light years away from Earth, called 30 Ari as it is in the constellation Aries. The planet was known before, but was thought to have only 3 stars, not 4 stars. This is the second such a four-starred system has been found after the first four-star ...

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Double Asteroid’s shape and size determined for first time by astronomers

Volunteer astronomers in the US have determined for the first time the shape and size of the double asteroid Patroclus-Menoetius that passed directly in front of a star Oct 20. Led by Marc Buie, staff scientist in Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), the astronomers observed the event, known as an occultation, from multiple sites where each observer recorded the precise time ...

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Best Image Ever: New Image Reveals Birth of Planet in Amazing Detail

Astronomers have captured what is claimed as “the best image ever” of planet formation around an infant star by using an international astronomy facility as part of the testing and verification process for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array’s (ALMA) new high-resolution capabilities on Friday. This new image reveals in astonishing detail the planet-forming disk surrounding HL Tau, a Sun-like star ...

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Astronomers Produce First Images of Exploding Stellar Fireball

The expansion of thermonuclear fireball from a nova that erupted last year in the constellation Delphinus was more complicated than the simple models used previously would have predicted, suggest astronomers including an Indian. The observations made by the international team produced the first images of a nova during the early fireball stage and revealed how the structure of the ejected ...

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