Astronomers at University of Surrey found evidence of black holes in the globular cluster NGC 6101. Using computer simulation they showed that the clusters strange appearance can be explained if stellar mass black holes are still present in the cluster. Until now it was assumed that black holes in globular clusters usually are ejected after their creation.
Sep 8, 2016
Science & Health
The Terzan 5 cluster could shed light on how the Milky Way was formed after an Italian-led team of astronomers found it contained two very different types of stars; some very young and some very old. The 7 billion year age gap between the two different types of stars suggests that star formation in Terzan 5 was not continuous but happened in two very distinct bursts.
Sep 7, 2016
A huge ice volcano has been discovered on Ceres, the dwarf planet that sits between Mars and Jupiter. Using imaging data from Nasaâ€™s Dawn spacecraft, a team of scientists say they have found a 4km high cryovolcano formation, which has been dubbed Ahuna Mons.
Sep 1, 2016
A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilisation, but astronomers in California are taking a second look anyway, the SETI Institute said. A group of Russian astronomers last year detected what appeared to be a non-naturally occurring radio signal in the general location of a star system 94 light-years from Earth. SETI astronomers have spent the last two nights using an array of radio telescopes in California to study the suspect star, HD 164595, which has one known planet in orbit.
Aug 31, 2016
This artistâ€™s impression video shows a view of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.
Aug 24, 2016
Great American Total Solar Eclipse: When is it? NASA reveals top spots for viewing the celestial event
Astronomers used ESOs Very Large Telescope to help create high resolution maps of the giant planet to help the Juno mission
Jun 27, 2016
- Infant's remains with strangely mummified hand discovered, but how?
- 2000-year-old horse discovered in Pompeii: How was the animal different from modern ones
- Octopus came from space in icy meteors, says new study
- Aliens exist but in parallel universes – and we might actually see them someday
- NASA's exoplanet hunter takes first image of the cosmos as it swings by the Moon