Monday, April 24, 2017

Hubble observes first multiple images of explosive distance indicator

Credit: ESA/Hubble, NASA, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Palomar Observatory/California Institute of Technology A Swedish-led team of astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to analyse the m..

Light rays from a supernova bent by the curvature of space-time around a galaxy

Credit: Original image by ALMA (ESO/NRAO/NAOJ), L. Cal├žada (ESO), Y. Hezaveh et al, edited and modified by Joel Johansson An international research team led by Ariel Goobar at Stockholm University h..

Rare brightening of a supernova’s light found by Caltech’s Palomar Observatory

Credit: W. M. Keck Observatory An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, seen a cosmic magnification of the light from a class of supernova called Type Ia. Type Ia supernovas --..

Seeing quadruple: Four images of the same supernova, a rare find

Galaxies bend light through an effect called gravitational lensing that helps astronomers peer deeper into the cosmos. Now, researchers have detected an extreme case of this phenomenon where a fortuit..

Living with a star: NASA and partners survey space weather science

Credit: ESA, NASA/SOHO NASA has long been a leader in understanding the science of space weather, including research into the potential for induced electrical currents to disrupt our power systems...

Scientists studied the problem of hydrodynamic stability of Keplerian flow

Researches from Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Lomonosov Moscow State University have focused their efforts on one of the major theoretical issues of modern astrophysical fluid dynamics, which is t..

Landslides on Ceres reflect hidden ice

Credit: Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA, taken by Dawn Framing Camera Massive landslides, similar to those found on Earth, are occurring on the asteroid Ceres. That's according to a ..

Penn researchers provide new insight into dark matter halos

Research from the University of Pennsylvania could shed light on the distribution of one of the most mysterious substances in the universe. In the 1970s, scientists noticed something strange about t..

Washington State University physicists create ‘negative mass’

Credit: Washington State University PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every ph..

NASA sees central and south Philippines bracing for Tropical Depression 02W

Credit: Credits: NASA NASA's Terra satellite passed over newly developed Tropical Depression 02W as it formed east of the central and southern Philippines in the Philippine Sea early on April ..