Latest Astronomy and Astrophysics Stories
Many astronomers and astrophysicists speak of that same source of inspiration. But, while our solar system's immensity and beauty have an almost universal appeal, the astronomy and astrophysics career field has had very little representation from minority populations.
In a new study, researchers have taken another look at Hubble images from 2004 and 2006, and are now reaffirming that Fomalhaut b is indeed a “massive planet”. The study's lead author Dr. Thayne Currie recently talked with redOrbit about bringing Fomalhaut b back from the dead.
Three planets -- each orbiting its own giant, dying star -- have been discovered by an international research team led by a Penn State University astronomer.
An international team, including NASA-funded researchers, using radio telescopes located throughout the Southern Hemisphere has produced the most detailed image of particle jets erupting from a supermassive black hole in a nearby galaxy.
Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have discovered five planets orbiting a star in what is being called "the biggest discovery of so-called exoplanets since the first was logged 15 years ago."
An international group of astrophysicists has determined that a massive planet outside our Solar System is being distorted and destroyed by its host star â€“ a finding that helps explain the unexpectedly large size of the planet, WASP-12b.
An international team of scientists has observed four super-massive black holes at the center of galaxies, which may provide new information on how these central black hole systems operate.
Astronomers are announcing today that a sequence of images collected with the Smithsonian's Submillimeter Array (SMA) clearly reveals the presence of a rotating molecular disk orbiting the young binary star system V4046 Sagittarii.
On long, dark winter nights, the constellation of Orion the Hunter dominates the sky. Within the Hunterâ€™s sword, the Orion Nebula swaddles a cluster of newborn stars called the Trapezium.
Earth, Moon, and Planets is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 1969 and published about ten times per year by Springer Science+Business Media. This publication was originally titled The Moon until 1978, when it was renamed The Moon and the Planets; Its current title was changed in 1984. The current co-editors (as of September 2012) of the journal are Giovanni B. Valsecchi (IAS-CNR, Italy) and Murthy S. Gudipati (Caltech and JPL). This journal focuses mainly on research about...
Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific is a monthly scientific journal managed by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and published by the University of Chicago Press. It has been in publication since 1899, and is one of the premier journals for astronomical research, along with The Astrophysical Journal, The Astronomical Journal, Astronomy and Astrophysics, and Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. This journal publishes astronomy research, review papers,...
The Astronomy and Astrophysics Review is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published quarterly by Springer Science Business Media. The editor-in-chief is Thierry Courvoisier. It was first published in April 1989. The journal covers all areas of astronomy and astrophysics, including cosmic ray physics, studies in the solar system, astrobiology, developments in laboratory or particle physics relevant to astronomy, instrumentation, computational or statistical methods with specific...
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