James Webb Space Telescope Full Mirror Deployment a Success

As Webb progresses towards liftoff in 2021, technicians and engineers have been diligently checking off a…

Hubble Finds Best Evidence for Elusive Mid-Sized Black Hole

Astronomers have found the best evidence for the perpetrator of a cosmic homicide: a black hole…

Astrophotonics: Astronomy and Modern Optics

Much of the progress in Astronomy has been driven by instrumental developments, from the first telescopes…

ALMA Resolves Gas Impacted By Young Jets From Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years…

Star Formation Project Maps Nearby Interstellar Clouds

Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing…

Supermassive Black Holes Shortly After The Big Bang: How To Seed Them

They are billions of times larger than our Sun: how is it possible that, as recently…

Chandra Data Tests ‘Theory of Everything’

One of the biggest ideas in physics is the possibility that all known forces, particles, and…

Hubble Gazes at Fluffy-Looking Galaxy

This image taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy NGC 4237. Located about…

Quasar Tsunamis Rip Across Galaxies

Using the unique capabilities of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered the…

Black Hole Team Discovers Path to Razor-Sharp Black Hole Images

Last April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sparked international excitement when it unveiled the first image…