The Next Generation Very Large Array Would be 263 Radio Telescopes Spread Across North America

The iconic Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico has been at the forefront of astrophysical research since its dedication…

2 weeks ago

A New Radar Instrument Will Try To Fill the Void Left By Arecibo

Observational astronomy is dependent on its data, and therefore also dependent on the instruments that collect that data.  So when…

10 months ago

Pulsar Seen Speeding Away From the Supernova That Created it

Recent observations have revealed a pulsar that appears to have been accelerated by the very supernova explosion that created it.

3 years ago

If You Could See in Radio These Are the Crazy Shapes You’d See in the Sky

Even though it's said that the average human eye can discern from seven to ten million different values and hues of…

7 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 20, 2015 – Charles Black from SEN

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / Special Guest: Charles Black (@charlesblack /…

7 years ago

“Vampire” Galaxy Sucks Star-Forming Gas from its Neighbors

What happens when a galaxy doesn't have enough hydrogen to support its stellar production process? Why, it sucks it from…

8 years ago

Astronomers Catch a Galactic Threesome in the Act

An enormous and incredibly luminous distant galaxy has turned out to actually be three galaxies in the process of merging…

8 years ago

Supermassive Black Holes Keep Galaxies From Getting Bigger

It's long been a mystery for astronomers: why aren't galaxies bigger? What regulates their rates of star formation and keeps…

8 years ago

Galactic Close Call Leaves a Bridge of Gas

[/caption] An ancient passing between two nearby galaxies appears to have left the participants connected by a tenuous "bridge" of…

9 years ago

Students Discover Millisecond Pulsar, Help in the Search for Gravitational Waves

[/caption] A special project to search for pulsars has bagged the first student discovery of a millisecond pulsar – a…

10 years ago