NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 13 Jul 2018, 14:35 UTC An irregular galaxy called UGC 12682 glows warmly against the dark backdrop of the universe in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located approximately 70 million light-years away in the constellation of Pegasus (the Winged Horse), UGC 12682 is distorted and oddly structured, with bright pockets of star formation.
Square Kilometer Array 13 Jul 2018, 08:06 UTC South Africa, 13 July 2018 – South Africa’s 64-dish MeerKAT telescope was officially inaugurated by Deputy President David Mabuza at a ceremony near Carnarvon today. Built and operated by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), and a decade in design and construction, the MeerKAT facility has already begun science operations. A stunning new panorama obtained by the telescope was unveiled during the event, revealing extraordinary detail in the region surrounding the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory News and Features 12 Jul 2018, 17:12 UTC New observations by three of the world's largest radio telescopes have revealed that an asteroid discovered last year is actually two objects, each about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbiting each other.
NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory 12 Jul 2018, 17:11 UTC The Eagle Nebula, also known as Messier 16, contains the young star cluster NGC 6611. It also the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation, which is located in the southern portion of the Eagle Nebula.
ESA Science & Technology 12 Jul 2018, 15:00 UTC An international team of scientists has found first evidence of a source of high-energy neutrinos: a flaring active galaxy, or blazar, 4 billion light years from Earth. Following a detection by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory on 22 September 2017, ESA's INTEGRAL satellite joined a collaboration of observatories in space and on the ground that kept an eye on the neutrino source, heralding the thrilling future of multi-messenger astronomy.
NASA Breaking News 12 Jul 2018, 14:01 UTC For the first time ever, scientists using NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope have found the source of a high-energy neutrino from outside our galaxy. This neutrino traveled 3.7 billion years at almost the speed of light before being detected on Earth. This is farther than any other neutrino whose origin scientists can identify.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 12 Jul 2018, 14:00 UTC Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe’s expansion rate. The results further fuel the mismatch between measurements for the expansion rate of the nearby universe, and those of the distant, primeval universe — before stars and galaxies even existed.
MIT 12 Jul 2018, 04:00 UTC Signals from rare black hole-neutron star pairs could pinpoint rate at which universe is growing, researchers say. Since it first exploded into existence 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been expanding, dragging along with it hundreds of billions of galaxies and stars, much like raisins in a rapidly rising dough.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center 11 Jul 2018, 15:00 UTC After a successful launch on April 18, 2018, NASA’s newest planet hunter, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is currently undergoing a series of commissioning tests before it begins searching for planets. The TESS team has reported that the spacecraft and cameras are in good health, and the spacecraft has successfully reached its final science orbit. The team continues to conduct tests in order to optimize spacecraft performance with a goal of beginning science at the end of July.