- Integral Sees The Galactic Centre Playing Hide And Seek
The European Space Agency's gamma ray observatory Integral has caught the centre of our galaxy in a moment of rare quiet. A handful of the most energetic high-energy sources surrounding the black hole at the centre of the Galaxy had all faded into a ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 25 2007 - 9:41am
- Swarthmore Astronomers Discover A New Star In The Southern Cross
A research team at Swarthmore College discovered a previously unknown companion to the bright star, beta Crucis, in the Southern Cross. As a prominent member of the well-known constellation Crux, or the Southern Cross, it appears on five national flags: A ...
Article - Administrator - Feb 11 2007 - 1:51pm
- Hubble Probes Layer-cake Structure Of Alien World's Atmosphere
The powerful vision of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to study for the first time the layer-cake structure of the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. Hubble discovered a dense upper layer of hot hydrogen gas where the ...
Article - Administrator - Jan 31 2007 - 6:50pm
- Planck Satellite For Big Bang Study Goes On Display Tomorrow
ESA’s Planck satellite, due to study relic radiation from the Big Bang, is on display for the media tomorrow in Cannes. Credits: ESA-S. Corvaja ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2007 - 12:41pm
- Congressional Appropriators Cut NASA Funding
The House Appropriations Committee has passed its version of the 2007 federal government budget. In it, funding for NASA was cut by $550 million (approximately 3.2%) from the amount proposed by the Bush Administration last February. S.O.S. Save Our Scienc ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 1 2007 - 12:36pm
- Cassini Images Mammoth Cloud Engulfing Titan's North Pole
A giant cloud half the size of the United States has been imaged on Saturn’s moon Titan by the Cassini spacecraft. The cloud may be responsible for the material that fills the lakes discovered last year by Cassini's radar instrument. Cloaked by winte ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 5 2007 - 12:31pm
- Lunar Evolution Gets Some New Light
Light has been shed on the dark parts of the Moon with experiments by University of Edinburgh researchers simulating billions of years of lunar evolution. It is generally believed the Moon was created after an early, semi molten, Earth collided with a pla ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 7 2007 - 1:55am
- Astronomer Finds Closest Gravitational Lensing Galaxy
A giant elliptical galaxy seen in an image from the Hubble Space Telescope is the closest gravitational lens yet known, according to information released by the Hubble Heritage Project Tuesday (Feb. 6). John Blakeslee, an assistant professor with the Depar ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2011 - 10:05am
- Supernovae- Cosmic Lighthouses
Supernovae stand out in the sky like cosmic lighthouses. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics and at the National Astronomical Institute of Italy have now found a way to use these cosmic beacons to measure distances in space more accura ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 12:26pm
- Enceladus- “Cosmic Graffiti Artist”
Astronomers from the University of Virginia and other institutions have found that Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn, is a “cosmic graffiti artist,” pelting the surfaces of at least 11 other moons of Saturn with ice particles sprayed from its spe ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 4:14pm