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SCOTLAND – Fascinating space research can be done right in your own backyard, no matter how knowledgeable you are in astronomy. All you need is a stellar telescope to witness a unique light show and discover what lies outside our planet. A space fan in Scotland has captured breathtaking visions of the galaxy, all from …

Unidentified filaments hang inexplicably from the turbulent center of the Milky Way, but a new study may have unlocked some of their secrets. One-dimensional strands are found in pairs or clusters, sometimes arranged in equidistant stacks like the strings of a harp or guitar, spanning 150 light-years in length. Astronomer Farhad Yusef-Zadeh of Northwestern University …

The curvy young stellar jet, MHO 2147, snakes lazily through a star field in this image captured from Chile by the Gemini International Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The stellar jet is the outflow of a young star that is embedded in a black infrared cloud. Astronomers suspect that its lateral appearance is caused …

Meandering stellar jets meander lazily through a star field in new images captured from Chile by the Gemini International Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The gently curved stellar jets are the outflow of young stars, and astronomers suspect that their sideways appearances are caused by the gravitational pull of companion stars. These crystal-clear observations …

Meandering stellar jets meander lazily through a star field in new images captured from Chile by the Gemini International Observatory, a program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The gently curved stellar jets are the outflow of young stars, and astronomers suspect that their sideways appearances are caused by the gravitational pull of companion stars. These crystal-clear observations …

A new image from NASA Hubble has shown a colorful spiral galaxy that has an explosive past. Apart from this, NASA Hubble Space Telescope and Chandra Observatory also captured the burning wings of the so-called Butterfly Nebula. NASA’s Hubble image shows stunning view of massive spiral galaxy To further emphasize this spiral galaxy, the space …

This image shows two of Jupiter’s large rotating storms, captured by Juno’s visible light imager, … [+] JunoCam, on the 38th Juno Perijove Pass, November 29, 2021. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS Image processing: Kevin M. Gill CC BY Will 2022 be the year of the James Webb Space Telescope? We hope so, …

On December 10, DART’s DRACO camera captured and returned this image of the stars of Messier 38, or the starfish cluster, which is some 4,200 light years away. Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins APL Just two weeks after launching from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft opened its …

Illustration of the DART spacecraft. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL Just two weeks after launching from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, NasaThe DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft has opened its “eye” and returned its first images from space – a major operational milestone for the spacecraft and the DART team. After the violent vibrations …

Just two weeks after launch, NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft returned its first images from space. NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.” src=”http://cdn.sci-news.com/images/2021/12/image_10399_1-DART.jpg” width=”580″ height=”580″/> On December 10, 2021, DART’s DRACO camera captured and returned this image of Messier 38. Image credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. DART is the …

Named b Centauri (AB) b (or b Centauri b), the new exoplanet is estimated to be only 15 million years old and 10 times the mass of Jupiter, according to an analysis of data collected by the high-contrast spectro-polarimetric exoplanet . Finding aid (SPHERE) mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT). Artist’s impression of b …

Illustration of a quasar in the early universe. Researchers will study the galaxies surrounding three bright quasars in detail for the first time with the James Webb Space Telescope. Credit: NASA, ESA, CSA, Joseph Olmsted (STScI) Very distant active supermassive black holes are the brightest beacons in the universe. Known as quasars, these behemoths are …

The colorful planetary nebula, NGC 2438, appears to be on the outskirts of the open star cluster, M46 (NGC 2437). The nebula is actually in the foreground between us and the star cluster. Credits: NASA, ESA, K. Knoll (NASA Goddard), S. Öttl (Leopold Franzens Universität Innsbruck), et. al., and DSS; Processing: Gladys Kober (NASA / …

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has spotted evidence of a possible planet located in another galaxy – a one-of-a-kind find if it turns out to be true. NASA detailed the discovery of the evidence in a new report on its website where it states that the possible exoplanet is located in the spiral galaxy Messier 51, …

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope celebrates Halloween with a bunch of spooky photos. His most recent discovery is CW Leonis, a dying carbon star that looks like a giant spider web spooky in space! As Halloween approaches, Hubble unveiled new content tailored to the event. The Space Observatory has contributed eight interesting and spooky celestial views …

Evidence of a possible planet orbiting a star beyond the Milky Way galaxy has been spotted, NASA has revealed. NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory made the discovery, allowing further studies of exoplanets further away than ever before, a statement posted on the US space agency’s website said. This possible candidate exoplanet is located in the spiral …

With the charming name of SDSS J0146-0929, it is a cluster of galaxies – a monstrous collection of hundreds of galaxies all chained together in the unwavering grip of gravity. The mass of this galaxy cluster is large enough to seriously distort the spacetime around it, creating weird, looping curves that almost encircle the center …

This image from the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows two interacting galaxies that are so closely related that they have a collective name – Arp 91. Credit: ESA / Hubble & NASA, J. Dalcanton, Acknowledgments: J. Schmidt Hubble detects a dangerous dance This Nasa/ ESA Space Telescope

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This September 1, 2021 image from NASA’s Perseverance rover shows a sample tube with its rock contents dug inside. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU / MSSS Mars Perseverance Rover collects rock sample This Mastcam-Z image shows a sample of Martian rock inside the sample tube on September 1, 2021 – the 190th Sol, or …

A new image taken with NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope provides a detailed look at an open cluster known as NGC 2164.