Space Telescope

First study with CHEOPS data describes one of the most extreme planets in the universe

CHEOPS keeps its promise: Observations with the space telescope reveal details of the exoplanet WASP-189b – one of the most extreme planets known. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the…

Spinning Black Hole Powers Jet by Magnetic Flux

A new letter has been found in the mysterious alphabet of black holes. Two astrophysicists share this discovery in the journal Nature Communications. Black holes are at the center of…

Telescopes and spacecraft join forces to probe deep into Jupiter's atmosphere

A team of researchers led by Michael Wong at the University of California, Berkeley, and including Amy Simon of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in…

Exoplanets: How we'll search for signs of life

NASA missions like the space telescope Kepler have helped us document thousands of exoplanets – planets that orbit around other stars. And current NASA…

Hubble watches comet ATLAS disintegrate into more than 2 dozen pieces

Hubble identified about 30 fragments on April 20, and 25 pieces on April 23. They are all enveloped in a sunlight-swept tail of cometary dust.

Gravitational wave astronomy: Black holes have no hair

It took more than 100 years until the existence of gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915 as part of his general theory of relativity was…

Hubble observes aftermath of massive collision

What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system, has now seemingly vanished from sight. Astronomers now suggest that a full-grown planet never…

Slime mold simulations used to map dark matter holding universe together

The single-cell organism, known as slime mold (Physarum polycephalum), builds complex filamentary networks in search of food, finding near-optimal pathways to…

Beyond the brim, Sombrero Galaxy's halo suggests turbulent past

These latest observations of the Sombrero are turning conventional theory on its head, showing only a tiny fraction of older, metal-poor stars in the halo,…

NASA's Hubble surveys gigantic galaxy

But it is a “gentle giant,” say researchers, because it looks like it has been sitting quietly over billions of years, possibly sipping hydrogen from the…

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