Astronomers have found evidence for an unusual type of supernova near the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
When three galaxies collide, what happens to the central black holes growing at the cores of each?
In 2020, astronomers added a new member to an exclusive family of exotic stars, with the discovery of a magnetar.
Despite searching with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have no evidence that a distant black hole estimated to weigh billions of times the mass of the Sun is anywhere to be found.
Dec 17, 2020
A new trio of examples of 'data sonification' from NASA missions provides a new method to enjoy an arrangement of cosmic objects.
Nov 30, 2020
Astronomers using Chandra have found a bubble of ultra-hot gas at the center of a planetary nebula in our galaxy called IC 4593.
Nov 12, 2020
A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy?
Oct 30, 2020
What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common?
Oct 22, 2020
Scientists have studied more than 700 quasars -- rapidly growing supermassive black holes -- to isolate the factors that determine why some of these black holes launch jets and others do not.
Oct 14, 2020
By turning Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer images into sounds, a new project allows users to 'listen' to the center of the Milky Way and other objects.
Sep 22, 2020