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In S.Africa, a unique telescope link-up scans deep space

May 25, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Scientists in South Africa on Friday launched the world’s first optical telescope linked to a radio telescope, combining “eyes and ears” to try to unravel the secrets of the universe. Source: Psys.org In […]

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APEX takes a glimpse into the heart of darkness

May 25, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html The 12 m radio telescope APEX in Chile has been outfitted with special equipment including broad bandwidth recorders and a stable hydrogen maser clock for performing joint interferometric observations with other telescopes at […]

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Astronomers spot a distant and lonely neutron star

May 23, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Astronomers have discovered a special kind of neutron star for the first time outside of the Milky Way galaxy, using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large […]

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Lightening up dark galaxies

May 23, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Despite substantial progress over the past half-century in understanding how galaxies form, important open questions remain regarding how precisely the diffuse gas of the intergalactic medium is converted into stars. One possibility, suggested […]

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Two bright high-redshift quasars discovered

May 21, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html Astronomers have detected two new bright quasars at a redshift of about 5.0. The newly found quasi-stellar objects (QSOs) are among the brightest high-redshift quasars known to date. The finding was presented May […]

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New evidence for existence of Planet Nine

May 21, 2018 starjunkie 0

https://www.nasa.gov/news/releases/latest/index.html A large international team of researchers has found what they are describing as more evidence of the existence of Planet Nine. In their paper posted on the arXiv preprint server, the group describes […]