Milky Way’s graveyard of dead stars found

Milky Way’s graveyard of dead stars found

Point cloud top-down and side-view of the galactic underworld of the Milky Way. Credit: University of Sydney The first map of the “galactic underworld”—a chart of the corpses of once massive suns that have since collapsed into black holes and neutron stars—has revealed a graveyard that stretches three times the height of the Milky Way, … Read more

Observations confirm model predictions of sea-level change from Greenland melt

As ice sheets and glaciers on Greenland melt and the water is redistributed around the global oceans, sea level does not rise uniformly. New research using high-latitude measurements by satellites confirms computational models that forecast lower sea level around Greenland but higher levels farther away. Credit: Matthew Hoffman Rising sea levels from melting glaciers and … Read more

Scientists find new evidence of liquid WATER beneath Mars’ south polar ice cap in major breakthrough

Scientists have discovered new evidence that suggests there could be liquid water on Mars – a breakthrough in our longtime efforts to determine if the Red Planet once hosted life. The University of Cambridge-led study provides the first independent evidence that uses data other than radar that there’s liquid water beneath Mars’ south polar ice … Read more

See First Images Of Asteroid Strike From Webb, Hubble Telescopes

Images showed the vast cloud of dust expanding out of Dimorphos. Paris: The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected. The world’s telescopes turned their gaze towards the space … Read more

James Webb captures a spectacular image of a sparkling galaxy

One of the first spectacular images taken by NASA’s new multi-million pound James Webb Space Telescope captured the universe’s earliest galaxies. Now, early analysis has zeroed in on one of these galaxies nine billion light-years away from Earth, and revealed that it is sparkling with some of the oldest-known star clusters, dating back to shortly … Read more

Bad Astronomy | Super-Earth exoplanet with one-day orbit

Astronomers have discovered a rare exoplanetary beast, and it’s providing evidence that planetary formation and evolution over time take a lot of different pathways. It’s a super Earth getting positively cooked by its host star, but the baffling part is its big sibling right next door [link to paper]. The star is called WASP-132. It’s … Read more