X-Ray Astronomy

New Mosaic Shows the Galactic Core From Opposite Sides of the Electromagnetic Spectrum

NASA recently released a panoramic mosaic image that beautifully captures the mysterious and extremely energetic environment at the heart of…

2 weeks ago

If You Could See in X-rays, This is What the Universe Would Look Like

X-ray astronomy helps scientists study neutron stars, binary star systems, and supernova remnants, and even helps detect black holes. But…

12 months ago

Astronomers Have Recorded the Biggest Explosion Ever Seen in the Universe

Hundreds of millions of light years away, a supermassive black hole sits in the center of a galaxy cluster named…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find a Supermassive Black Hole That’s Feasting on a Regular Schedule, Every 9 Hours

Astronomers have found a supermassive black hole (SMBH) with an unusually regular feeding schedule. The behemoth is an active galactic…

2 years ago

Astronomers are Finding Binary Pairs of Stars Thrown out of Galaxies Together

A rogue star is one that has escaped the gravitational pull of its home galaxy. These stars drift through intergalactic…

2 years ago

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust…

2 years ago

New Research Reveals How Galaxies Stay Hot and Bothered

It's relatively easy for galaxies to make stars. Start out with a bunch of random blobs of gas and dust.…

2 years ago

Matter is Going Into this Black Hole at 30% the Speed of Light

A team of researchers in the UK have observed matter falling into a black hole at 30% the speed of…

3 years ago

Astronomers See A Dead Star Come Back To Life Thanks To A Donor Star

Two stars are caught in a unique relationship. The larger red giant star sheds material which its companion neutron star…

3 years ago

That’s Strange. Jupiter’s Northern and Southern Auroras Pulse Independently

Using data from the Juno probe and X-ray observatories. an international team of astronomers noticed that auroras on Jupiter operate…

4 years ago