A Tadpole-Shaped Cloud of Gas is Whirling Around a Black Hole

A team of astronomers from Japan have found a strange "Tadpole" shaped dust cloud near the center of our galaxy,…

2 weeks ago

A Very Young Star is Forming Near the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

An international team of astronomers spotted a young, massive star orbiting very close to Sagittarius A*, which was previously thought…

3 weeks ago

Machine Learning is a Powerful Tool When Searching for Exoplanets

A new machine learning technique will help astronomers detect young exoplanets in disks surrounding other stars.

1 month ago

Quasars Produce Giant Jets That Focus Like Lasers. Why They Focus is Still a Mystery, but it’s not Coming From the Galaxy Itself

New technologies bring new astronomical insights, which is especially satisfying when they help answer debates that have been ongoing for…

4 months ago

A new way to Discover Planets? Astronomers Detect an Exoplanet by Seeing its Trojan Belts

Astronomers demonstrate that you don't have to see a planet to discover it. You only need to see its Lagrange…

6 months ago

Once Again, Galaxies Look Surprisingly Mature Shortly After the Beginning of the Universe

A young galaxy with the catchy, roll-off-the-tongue name A1689-zD1 has experts in galactic formation talking. Recent observations show that this…

9 months ago

Dying Star Puffs out six Smoke Rings

A red giant star is dying in an unusual way by blowing smoke rings before its eminent demise.

12 months ago

Astronomers See Carbon-Rich Nebulae Where Planets are Forming

Understanding the birth of a planet is a challenging puzzle. We know that planets form inside clouds of gas and…

2 years ago

ALMA’s new Receivers Will let it see Longer Wavelengths, Peering Closer to the Beginning of the Universe

The ALMA telescope is getting a new set of receivers, enabling it to detect wavelengths down to 8.5 mm. These…

2 years ago

The Galactic Beauty of Star Formation

I'd never seen galaxy images like this before. Nobody had! These images highlight star forming regions in nearby(ish) galaxies. There…

2 years ago