X-ray astronomy

Stellar Winds Coming From Other Stars Measured for the First Time

An international research team led by the University of Vienna has made a major breakthrough. In a study recently published…

1 month ago

Brightest Gamma-ray Burst Shines Light on Milky Way Structure

The brightest gamma-ray burst ever seen in 2022 still puzzles astronomers.

1 year ago

A Distant Galaxy Ate All of its Friends. Now It’s All Alone

An international team of astronomers discovered a "fossil galaxy" that consume its neighbors, the farthest observed to date!

1 year ago

Hungry Black Hole was Already Feasting 800 Million Years After the Big Bang

Black holes swallow everything—including light—which explains why we can't see them. But we can observe their immediate surroundings and learn…

1 year ago

Chandra’s X-ray Vision Combined With JWST Reveals Even More Details About the Universe

NASA scientist have released images combining the early data from the James Webb Space Telescope with X-ray data taken with…

2 years ago

Astronomers Finally Catch a Nova Detonating on a White Dwarf as it's Happening

On July 7, 2020, the X-ray instrument eROSITA captured an astronomical event that – until then – had only been…

2 years ago

NASA Launches a New X-ray Observatory

A new mission has launched to study some the most intriguing secrets of the universe. No, not THAT spacecraft (JWST…

2 years ago

Astronomers Might Have Found a Planet in Another Galaxy

Not that long ago,, astronomers weren't sure that exoplanets even existed. Now we know that there are thousands of them…

3 years ago

Ions Surf Through Jupiter’s Magnetic Field, Triggering its Auroras

Auroras come in many shapes and sizes.  Jupiter is well known for its spectacular complement of bright polar lights, which…

3 years ago

Uranus X-Rays are Probably Reflected Sunlight, but There Could be Another Source as Well

X-rays offer a unique insight into the astronomical world.  Invisible to the naked eye, most commonly they are thought of…

3 years ago