M82

Webb Sees a Galaxy Awash in Star Formation

Since it began operations in July 2022, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has fulfilled many scientific objectives. In addition…

2 months ago

A Galaxy is Making New Stars Faster Than its Black Hole Can Starve Them for Fuel

A monster lurks at the heart of many galaxies – even our own Milky Way. This monster possesses the mass…

3 years ago

Feel The Beat: Black Hole’s Pulse Reveals Its Mysterious Size

There's a bit of a mystery buried in the heart of the Cigar Galaxy, known more formally as M82 or…

10 years ago

Virtual Star Party – March 16, 2014

Host: Fraser Cain & Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, Mark Behrendt, Roy Salisbury, Stuart Forman (more…)

10 years ago

Virtual Star Party – February 23, 2014 – Nebulae, Sunspots, and Planet “X”?!?

Hosts: Fraser Cain & Scott Lewis Astronomers: David Dickinson, Gary Gonella, James McGee, Mike Simmons, Roy Salisbury, Shahrin Ahmad, Tom…

10 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 7, 2014: New Impact on Mars & A Wobbly Planet

Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalists: Scott Lewis, Nicole Gugliucci, Morgan Rehnberg, Brian Koberlein, Elizabeth Howell, Amy Shira Teitel, David Dickinson This…

10 years ago

Supernova’s Galaxy Full Of Starbursts and ‘Superwind’

Radio light, radio bright: when you look at M82 in this frequency range, a whole lot of activity pops out.…

10 years ago

Cloudy Weather Led To ‘Fluke’ M82 Supernova Discovery

In a rare example of cloudy weather helping astronomy rather than hurting it, the team that found M82's new supernova…

10 years ago

Virtual Star Party – January 26, 2014: Our Missed Supernova!

Hosts: Fraser Cain and Scott Lewis (@baldastronomer) Astronomers: Stuart Foreman, Bill McLaughlin Commentary: Tom Nathe, David Dickinson (@astroguyz) (more…)

10 years ago

More Great Images of Supernova 2014J Plus View it During Live Webcasts

Images keep pouring in of the biggest excitement in astronomy this week, a new Type Ia supernova in the Cigar…

10 years ago