Latest American Astronomical Society Stories
An international team of astronomers has identified the moment when a black hole in our galaxy launched super-fast knots of gas into space.
A UC Davis graduate student who is leading a study of the collision of galaxy clusters 5 billion light years away discussed the team’s findings today, Jan. 10, in a press briefing at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Austin, Texas.
Five billion years from now, our Milky Way galaxy will collide with the Andromeda galaxy.
Early results from dramatically upgraded telescope show breadth of scientific impact.
NASA's Kepler spacecraft is proving itself to be a prolific planet hunter.
Though the universe is filled with billions upon billions of stars, the discovery of a single variable star in 1923 altered the course of modern astronomy.
The Organizing Committee of the 2009 Women in Astronomy conference has published the proceedings from the year's Women in Astronomy and Space Science Conference III, titled "Women in Astronomy and Space Science 2009: Meeting the Challenges of an Increasingly Diverse Workforce".
In the outer reaches of our solar system lies a mysterious region far more remote and difficult to explore than the Australian outback.
Using two NASA X-ray satellites, astronomers have discovered what drives the "heartbeats" seen in the light from an unusual black hole system.
The combined data from several NASA satellites has astonished astronomers by revealing unexpected changes in X-ray emission from the Crab Nebula, once thought to be the steadiest high-energy source in the sky.
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