XMM-Newton Discovers Scorching Gas In Milky Way’s Hal

ESA’s XMM-Newton has discovered that gas lurking within the Milky Way’s halo reaches far hotter temperatures…

Connecting The Dots In The Sky Could Shed New Light On Dark Matter

Astrophysicists have come a step closer to understanding the origin of a faint glow of gamma…

First Sighting Of Hot Gas Sloshing In A Galaxy Cluster

ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory has spied hot gas sloshing around within a galaxy cluster – a…

Merger of Milky Way with Dwarf Galaxy Dated

The dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus collided with the Milky Way probably approximately 11.5 billion years ago. …

Stars Need A Partner To Spin The Universe’s Brightest Explosions

When it comes to the biggest and brightest explosions seen in the Universe, University of Warwick…

Stellar Heavy Metals Can Trace History Of Galaxies

Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant…

Cosmic Magnifying Glasses Yield Independent Measure of Universe’s Expansion

A team of astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has measured the universe’s expansion rate using…

SOFIA Reveals How the Swan Nebula Hatched

One of the brightest and most massive star-forming regions in our galaxy, the Omega, or Swan,…

Binary Star V Sagittae Will Explode as a Very Bright ‘Nova’ by Century’s End

Currently, the faint star V Sagittae, V Sge, in the constellation Sagitta, is barely visible, even…

LIGO-Virgo: Gravitational Wave Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision

On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples…