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New quasar discovered by astronomers

September 24, 2017 starjunkie 0

A flux and wavelength calibrated spectrum of SDSS J022155.26-064916.6 in the redshift frame (z = 0.806) with labeled emission lines. Credit: Robertson et al., 2017. (—A team of astronomers led by Jacob M. Robertson of […]

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VLA begins huge project of cosmic discovery

September 20, 2017 starjunkie 0

Credit: Bill Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF. Astronomers have embarked on the largest observing project in the more than four-decade history of the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)—a huge survey of the sky […]

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How Herschel unlocked the secrets of star formation

September 19, 2017 starjunkie 0

Herschel’s view of the W3/W4/W5 complex. Credit: ESA/Herschel/NASA/JPL-Caltech, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO; Acknowledgement: R. Hurt (JPL-Caltech) Surveying the sky for almost four years to observe the glow of cold cosmic dust embedded in interstellar clouds […]