Interstellar Iron Isn’t Missing, It’s Just Hiding In Plain Sight

Astrophysicists know that iron (chemical symbol: Fe) is one of the most abundant elements in the…

Two Supermassive Black Holes Are On A Collision Course

Each black hole’s mass is more than 800 million times that of our sun. As the…

Black Hole Brings Down Curtain On Jellyfish Galaxy’s Star Turn

The supermassive black hole at the centre of jellyfish galaxy JO201 is stripping away gas and…

ALMA Finds The Earliest Example Of Merging Galaxies

Researchers using the radio telescope ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and…

3 Sky Surveys Completed in Preparation for Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

It took three sky surveys — conducted at telescopes in two continents, covering one-third of the…

New Method May Resolve Difficulty in Measuring Universe’s Expansion

Astronomers using National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes have demonstrated how a combination of gravitational-wave and…

Massive Stars Grow Same Way as Light Stars, Just Bigger

Astronomers obtained the first detailed face-on view of a gaseous disk feeding the growth of a…

Hubble Watches Stars in Bloom

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows bright, colorful pockets of star formation blooming like roses…

Hubble Sets Sights on an Explosive Galaxy

When massive stars die at the end of their short lives, they light up the cosmos…

X-rays Spot Spinning Black Holes Across Cosmic Sea

Like whirlpools in the ocean, spinning black holes in space create a swirling torrent around them.…