Latest Astronomical spectroscopy Stories
The efforts of NASA and the European Space Agency have brought us tantalizingly close to concrete evidence of life on Mars, even discovering evidence that the planet was once covered with water, but the “aha!” moment where we find biological life is yet to come.
Researchers at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics finger silicon-capped hydrocarbons as possible source of mysterious "diffuse interstellar bands."
Caltech astronomers have taken unprecedented images of the intergalactic medium (IGM)—the diffuse gas that connects galaxies throughout the universe—with the Cosmic Web Imager, an instrument designed and built at Caltech.
The demand for atomic spectroscopy instrumentation has been quite robust due to its wide arena of applications.
Understanding how the Milky Way formed is one of the central scientific questions in astronomy. Yet given the scale and complexity of the galaxy, there is a lot to consider.
Astrophysicists writing in The Astrophysical Journal have shed some new light on the universe's brightest objects - quasars.
Using a state-of-the-art telescopic imaging system, astronomers are now able to see planets that orbit distant stars, known as exoplanets, more easily and in greater detail.
Researchers have discovered direct, empirical evidence of the existence of gas flows that are consumed by galaxies as fuel.
A new field of chemistry is arising through the development of technologies, and it ensures that scientists do not just set their sights on things of this Earth.
The discovery of 13 diffuse interstellar bands with the longest wavelengths to date could someday solve a 90-year-old mystery.
As of 2009, JKCS 041 is a group of galaxies with the distinction of being the farthest away group from Earth ever observed. Seen at redshift 1.9, it is estimated to be 10.2 billion light years away. The cluster is located within the constellation Cetus at a photometrically determined redshift of z=1.9 at right ascension 2h 26m 44s declination -04Â° 41"² 37"³ (J2000.0).
Doppler Effect -- The Doppler effect is the apparent change in frequency or wavelength of a wave that is perceived by an observer moving relative to the source of the waves. For waves, such as sound waves, that propagate in a wave medium, the velocity of the observer and the source are reckoned relative to the medium in which the waves are transmitted. The total Doppler effect may therefore result from both motion of the source and motion of the observer. Each of these effects is analyzed...
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