Astronomy Picture of the day (24 August)

Explosions from White Dwarf Star RS OphIllustration Credit & Copyright: David A. Hardy & PPARC Explanation: Spectacular explosions keep occurring in the binary star system named RS Ophiuchi. Every 20 years or so, the red giant star dumps enough hydrogen gas onto its companion white dwarf star to set off a brilliant thermonuclear explosion on the white dwarf‘s surface. At about 5,000 light years distant, the resulting nova explosions cause the RS … Read more

Astronomy Picture of the day (23 August)

Abell 3827: Cannibal Cluster Gravitational LensImage Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, R. Massey Explanation: Is that one galaxy or three? Toward the right of the featured Hubble image of the massive galaxy cluster Abell 3827 is what appears to be a most unusual galaxy — curved and with three centers. A detailed analysis, however, finds that these are three images of the same background … Read more

Solar Notebook go anywhere sustainably

Solar-powered laptops sure would be a great thing to have in mass production to (1) cut down on energy consumption and (2) not have to worry as much about the battery dying. One concept design that looks interesting is by Nikola Knezevic of Nikoladesign. Kenzevic’s solar-powered laptop design is said to have “complete power autonomy.” … Read more

What is the name of the closest spiral galaxy to our own Milky Way?

The Andromeda Galaxy is the closest spiral galaxy to our Milky Way Galaxy . It is also called galaxy Messier 31, or M31 , named after famous French astronomer Charles Messier (1730-1817).  The size of this galaxy is even bigger than our Milky Way Galaxy.  And also in the night Sky it is larger than … Read more

Stunning view of spiral galaxy by ESA Hubble

This jewel-bright image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows NGC 1385, a spiral galaxy 68 million light-years away from Earth, which lies in the constellation Fornax. The image was taken with Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), which is often referred to as Hubble’s workhorse camera, thanks to its reliability and versatility. It was … Read more

Astronomers found a crumb of star moving through Milky Way at very high speed

view of milky way galaxy

Topic: Astronomers found a crumb of star moving through Milky Way at very high speed A chunk of stellar shrapnel is careering toward the edge of our Milky Way galaxy at almost 2 million mph (3.2 million kph), a new study reports. “The star is moving so fast that it’s almost certainly leaving the galaxy,” … Read more

A new Star Cluster discovered by Italian astronomers

A new Star Cluster discovered by Italian astronomers

Topic: A new Star Cluster discovered by Italian astronomers Astronomers from Italy report the detection of a new star cluster as part of the YMCA (Yes, Magellanic Clouds Again) survey. The newly discovered stellar grouping, designated YMCA-1, may be an old and remote star cluster of our Milky Way galaxy. The finding is detailed in … Read more

Astronomers Captured clearest image of Andromeda galaxy

Astronomers Captured clearest image of Andromeda galaxy

By: University of British Columbia Scientists have published a new, detailed radio image of the Andromeda galaxy—the Milky Way’s sister galaxy—which will allow them to identify and study the regions of Andromeda where new stars are born. The study—which is the first to create a radio image of Andromeda at the microwave frequency of 6.6 … Read more