Latest American Astronomical Society Stories
Astronomers who survey galaxies in the distant universe are getting some unexpected help from gravity, according to a new study.
Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and University of Hawaii (UH) have discovered 16 close-knit pairs of supermassive black holes in merging galaxies.
Astronomers have released the largest digital, color image of the universe ever recorded.
An unusual galaxy with gas jets could explain how starforming galaxies become red and dead.
In a study that pushes the limits of observations currently possible from Earth, a team of NASA and European scientists recorded the "fingerprints" of mystery molecules in two distant galaxies, Andromeda and the Triangulum.
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of space science topics during the meeting of the American Astronomical Society.
Simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, a UA-led planetary research team found amino acids and nucleotide bases in the mix -- the most important ingredients of life on Earth
A huge asteroid visited by Europeâ€™s Rosetta probe is encased in a thick, dusty layer of debris at least 2,000 ft deep, created by eons of impacts that have left the shattered surface with a texture similar to the Earthâ€™s Moon.
A surprising discovery that hydrogen gas clouds found in abundance in and above our Milky Way Galaxy have preferred locations has given astronomers a key clue about the origin of such clouds, which play an important part in galaxy evolution.
Astronomers studying the Milky Way have discovered a large number of previously-unknown regions where massive stars are being formed.
The Astronomical Journal (AJ) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal ran by the American Astronomical Society and published monthly by the Institute of Physics Publishing. It is one of the premier astronomy journals in the world. It was published by the University of Chicago Press until 2008. The society also owns the Astrophysical Journal. The journal was established in 1849 by Benjamin A. Gould. In 1861, publication was ceased due to the American Civil War. It went unpublished until 1885....
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