SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory 16 Oct 2017, 21:07 UTC The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 16 Oct 2017, 18:49 UTC NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended its journey on Sept. 15 with an intentional plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn, but analysis continues on the mountain of data the spacecraft sent during its long life. Some of the Cassini team's freshest insights were presented during a news conference today at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science meeting in Provo, Utah.
ESO Top News 16 Oct 2017, 14:00 UTC
MIT 16 Oct 2017, 13:59 UTC For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Oct 2017, 15:51 UTC
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Oct 2017, 15:27 UTC As far as galaxies are concerned, size can be deceptive. Some of the largest galaxies in the Universe are dormant, while some dwarf galaxies, such as ESO 553-46 imaged here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, can produce stars at a hair-raising rate. In fact, ESO 553-46 has one of the highest rates of star formation of the 1,000 or so galaxies nearest to the Milky Way. No mean feat for such a diminutive galaxy!
Universities Space Research Association 12 Oct 2017, 18:06 UTC A team of scientists from Universities Space Research Association (USRA), NASA, NOAA and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) announced today the results of their research on how the ocean and land carbon cycle responded during the 2015-16 El Niño.
Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy 12 Oct 2017, 12:05 UTC Astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have directly measured the distance to a star-forming region on the opposite side of our Milky Way Galaxy from the Sun, using the Very Long Baseline Array. Their achievement reaches deep into the Milky Way’s terra incognita and nearly doubles the previous record for distance measurement within our Galaxy.