interstellar medium

Astronomers Find the Source of the Huge Bubbles of Gas Flowing Out of the Milky Way, Still No Idea What Caused Them

There's an unusual paradox hampering research into parts of the Milky Way. Dense gas blocks observations of the galactic core,…

4 months ago

What Voyager 2 Learned After Spending a Year in Interstellar Space

Only two of humanity's spacecraft have left the Solar System: NASA's Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. Voyager 1 left the…

11 months ago

Hubble Finds Buckyballs in Space

Scientists working with the Hubble Space Telescope have found a very complex molecule out there in space. Called Buckyballs, after…

1 year ago

Voyager and Pioneer’s Grand Tour of the Milky Way

A new study takes a look at where the Voyager and Pioneer probes might one day venture to as they…

1 year ago

Could Magnetic Sails Slow an Interstellar Spacecraft Enough?

A new study by Professor Claudius Gros - who proposed The Genesis Project - indicates how magnetic sails could be…

3 years ago

NASA Voyager Probes Still Going Strong After 40 Years

The Voyager probes, humanity's longest-running and farthest-reaching missions, are celebrating their 40th anniversaries this summer!

3 years ago

What Will the Voyager Spacecraft Encounter Next? Hubble Helps Provide a Roadmap

The twin Voyager spacecraft are now making their way through the interstellar medium. Even though they are going where none…

4 years ago

IBEX Captures ‘Alien’ Material From Beyond Our Solar System

[/caption] If we could board the starship Enterprise-D and were able to look through Giordi LaForge's visor we might be…

9 years ago

Did A Supernova Shape Our Solar System?

[/caption] Away in space some 4.57 billion years ago, in a galaxy yet to be called the Milky Way, a…

9 years ago

Ultraluminous Gamma Ray Burst 080607 – A “Monster in the Dark”

[/caption] Gamma Ray Bursts (GRBs) are among the most energetic phenomena astronomers regularly observe. These events are triggered by massive…

10 years ago