Stunning Image of Supernova Remnant Processed by New Australian Supercomputer

Stunning Image of Supernova Remnant Processed by New Australian Supercomputer

Within 24 hours of accessing the first stage of Australia’s newest supercomputing system, researchers have processed a series of radio telescope observations, including a highly detailed image of a supernova remnant. The very high data rates and the enormous data volumes from new-generation radio telescopes such as ASKAP (Australian Square Kilometer Array Pathfinder) need highly … Read more

Strange Radio Sources in Distant Galaxy Cluster Defy Our Understanding

Strange Radio Sources in Distant Galaxy Cluster Defy Our Understanding

The Universe is literate with galaxy clusters – huge structures piled up at the intersections of the cosmic web. A single cluster can span millions of light-years across and be made up of hundreds, or even thousands, of galaxies. However, these galaxies represent only a few percent of a cluster’s total mass. About 80 percent … Read more

The James Webb Space Telescope May Have Already Found The Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

The James Webb Space Telescope May Have Already Found The Oldest Galaxy Ever Seen

Just a week after its first images were shown to the world, the James Webb Space Telescope may have found a galaxy that existed 13.5 billion years ago, a scientist who analyzed the data said Wednesday. Known as GLASS-z13, the galaxy dates back to 300 million years after the Big Bang, about 100 million years … Read more

Astrophysicists Think They’ve Found The Mysterious Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

Astrophysicists Think They've Found The Mysterious Source of High-Energy Neutrinos

Some of the brightest, most energetic objects in the Universe are the mystery source of high-energy cosmic neutrinos, new research has confirmed. A comprehensive analysis has pretty conclusively linked galaxies hosting blazing nuclei known as blazars with these enigmatic particles. It’s a result that provides a really unexpected solution to a problem that has had … Read more

Engineers Are Working to Fix a Mysterious Glitch on The Voyager 1 Probe

Engineers Are Working to Fix a Mysterious Glitch on The Voyager 1 Probe

In May, NASA scientists said the Voyager 1 spacecraft was sending back inaccurate data from its attitude-control system. The mysterious glitch is still ongoing, according to the mission’s engineering team. Now, in order to find a fix, engineers are digging through decades-old manuals. Voyager 1, along with its twin Voyager 2, launched in 1977 with … Read more

The Largest Star in The Milky Way Is Slowly Dying, And Astronomers Are Watching

The Largest Star in The Milky Way Is Slowly Dying, And Astronomers Are Watching

Three-dimensional models of astronomical objects can be ridiculously complex. They can range from black holes that light doesn’t even escape to the literal size of the Universe and everything in between. But not every object has received the attention needed to develop a complete model of it, but we can officially add another highly complex … Read more

Astronomers Have Discovered 2 Super-Earths Orbiting a Nearby Star

Astronomers Have Discovered 2 Super-Earths Orbiting a Nearby Star

Two new worlds of probable rocky mineral goodness have just been found orbiting a star close to our own cosmic neighborhood. The two newly discovered exoplanets are what are known as super-Earths – bigger than Earth, but smaller than an ice giant – orbiting a cool red dwarf star called HD 260655, which is just … Read more

New Study Suggests That a Young Jupiter Gobbled Up Plenty of Planetesimals

New Study Suggests That a Young Jupiter Gobbled Up Plenty of Planetesimals

Jupiter is composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium. The amounts of each closely conform to the theoretical quantities in the primordial solar nebula. But it also contains other heavier elements, which astronomers call metals. Even though metals are a small component of Jupiter, their presence and distribution tell astronomers a lot. According to a … Read more

The Length of a Day Oscillates Every 6 Years, And We May Finally Know Why

The Length of a Day Oscillates Every 6 Years, And We May Finally Know Why

How we think about our planet’s center may need to be seriously updated. New evidence suggests that, instead of consistently rotating faster than Earth’s spin, the solid inner core oscillates – spinning first in one direction with respect to the surface far above, then the other, changing direction every six years. This not only has … Read more

Researchers Just Set a New Record For Data Transmission Speed

Researchers Just Set a New Record For Data Transmission Speed

Even if you’re enjoying gloriously fast broadband at home wherever you live in the world, you’re still going to be a long, long way behind the new record for data transmission: an incredible 1.02 petabits per second. That’s a million gigabits shifted down a line every single second. The record was set by a team … Read more