Latest Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Stories

2009-12-16 09:10:47

Within a decade scientists could be able to detect the merger of tens of pairs of black holes every year.

2009-12-16 09:05:45

A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a giant planet close to the exotic binary star system QS Virginis.

2009-11-24 12:05:00

The first large black holes in the universe likely formed and grew deep inside gigantic, starlike cocoons that smothered their powerful x-ray radiation and prevented surrounding gases from being blown away.

2009-02-26 10:49:57

The vast expanses of intergalactic space appear to be filled with a haze of tiny, smoke-like "dust" particles that dim the light from distant objects and subtly change their colors, according to a team of astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-II).

2009-02-24 09:55:00

A team of astronomers, led by Loretta Dunne from the University of Nottingham, have found some very unusual stardust.

2009-02-12 07:59:26

In the early Universe, some galaxies may have stars packed together a million times more closely than in the present day, according to research by a University of Bonn team to be published in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

2008-11-24 10:04:18

Something vital is missing in the far distant reaches of the Universe: hydrogen - the raw material for stars, planets and possible life.

2008-09-16 11:35:00

An international team of scientists predict that our Galaxy, the Milky Way, contains a disk of ‘dark matter’.

2008-09-10 10:55:00

There appears to be an upper limit to how big the Universe's most massive black holes can get, according to new research led by a Yale University astrophysicist and published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

2008-03-10 16:40:00

Astronomers at the University of Rochester, home to one of the world's largest groups of planetary nebulae specialists, have announced that low-mass stars and possibly even super-Jupiter-sized planets may be responsible for creating some of the most breathtaking objects in the sky.

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Astronomy & Geophysics
2012-06-04 19:00:47

Astronomy & Geophysics (A&G) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS). It was established in 1960 as The Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society; the name was changed in 1997. As of May 2012, the editor-in-chief is Sue Bowler (University of Leeds). The journal covers astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, planetary science, solar-terrestrial physics, global and regional geophysics, and the history...

The Astronomical Journal
2012-05-08 15:08:15

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....

Publications Of The Astronomical Society Of The Pacific
2012-05-01 10:04:14

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,...

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