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Nearby Galaxy Holds First Ultraluminous X-Ray Source that is a Pulsar

A research team led by Caltech astronomers of Pasadena California have discovered an ultraluminous X-ray (ULX) source that is pulsating. Their…

8 years ago

How Far Can You See in the Universe?

When you look into the night sky, you’re seeing tremendous distances away, even with your bare eyeball. But what’s the…

9 years ago

Keeping An Eye On Gaia

Gaia, ESA's long-anticipated mission to map the stars of our galaxy (as well as do a slew of other cool…

9 years ago

How Spitzer’s Focus Changed To Strange New Worlds

After 10 years in space -- looking at so many galaxies and stars and other astronomy features -- the Spitzer…

9 years ago

Double Vision: Scientists Spot An Elder ‘Twin’ To the Sun

If you want a picture of how you'll look in 30 years, youngsters are told, look at your parents. The…

9 years ago

An Amazing Anniversary Image from the VLT

This Saturday will mark 15 years that the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) first opened its eyes on…

10 years ago

One Astronaut’s Kids Get a Valentine’s Day View of Dad’s Office in Orbit

It's a wonderful thing for children to look up to their fathers, but some kids have to look a little…

10 years ago

A Parting Look at 2012 DA14: Was This a Warning Shot from Space?

Just as anticipated, on Friday, Feb. 15, asteroid 2012 DA14 passed us by, zipping 27,000 kilometers (17,000 miles) above Earth's surface…

10 years ago

Here There Be Planets: Stellar Disk Gap May Reveal Newborn Worlds

HiCIAO near-infrared image of the protoplanetary disk around PDS 70. The circular mask hides the star itself, as well as…

10 years ago

First Images in a New Hunt for Dark Energy

Zoomed-in image from the Dark Energy Camera of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1365, about 60 million light-years from Earth.…

10 years ago