Posts Tagged ‘Astronomers’

Astronomers detect ancient signal from first stars in universe

For additional information on this breakthrough, NSF has produced the video “The birth of the first stars.”
For the first time, astronomers have detected a signal from stars emerging in the early universe. Using a radio antenna not much larger than a…

Astronomers discover extremely hot, pitch-black exoplanet

Using the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a most unusual exoplanet that absorbs 94% of the visible light given off by its host star, making it seem as if it is pitch-black in color, according to research published last week in the Astrophysical Journal Letters. This unusual world, officially known as WASP-12b, is a “hot […]

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Have astronomers found the ‘missing link’ of black hole evolution?

Astronomers believe that they have discovered an enormous new black hole thought to be nearly 100,000 more massive than the sun near the center of the Milky Way, and it may be the first ever actual detection of a long-hypothesized-but-never-proven type of space-time phenomena. Writing in the journal Nature Astronomy, a team of researchers led […]

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Astronomers detect 15 unusual radio signals from space

The same object that in 2015 became the first ever to be observed giving off repeating fast radio bursts has now emitted more than a dozen additional signals, members of a program designed to hunt for extraterrestrial life in other parts of the universe announced earlier this week. The object, identified as FRB 121102, is […]

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‘Puffy planet’ has the same density as Styrofoam

A newly discovered exoplanet with the density of Styrofoam could be useful for assessing planets beyond our solar system for signs of life.

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