Astronomy & Space

Astronomy is one of the oldest branches of science. It fascinated humans from the earliest times. Using telescopes and satellites people observe the skies, as well as theoretical and simulation work.

Astronomy and Space Science.

Astronomers study how the Universe began and evolved to its present state, how galaxies form and why our solar system looks as it does.Astronomers and space scientists at the universities around the world are one of the world’s best, working on answers to these and other questions identified in science challenges.

An image of the deep radio map covering the ELAIS-N1 region, with aligned galaxy jets. The image on the left has white circles around the aligned galaxies; the image on the right is without the circles.Credit: Prof Russ Taylor Deep...
Astrophysicists at the University of Birmingham have used data from the NASA Kepler space telescope to discover a class of extrasolar planets whose atmospheres have been stripped away by their host stars, according to research published in the journalNature...
The missing brown dwarfs

The missing brown dwarfs

Possible manifestations of brown dwarfs (artist's impression). As brown dwarfs are nearly invisible in the optical light and only emit radiation in the IR regime, they exhibit different colors in that range.Credit: AIP/J. Fohlmeister When re-analysing catalogued and updated observational...
Artist's interpretation of a hypothetical moon in orbit around a planet found in a tight-knit triple-star system.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Crisp, clear images of a "hot Jupiter" system captured by a University of Notre Dame physicist were vital in determining that a...
This computer-simulated image shows a supermassive black hole at the core of a galaxy. The black region in the center represents the black hole’s event horizon, where no light can escape the massive object’s gravitational grip. The black hole’s...
Ultraviolet processing of pre-cometary ices (left) reproduces the natural evolution of interstellar ices observed in molecular clouds (right, the 'Pillars of Creation'), leading to the formation of sugar molecules.Credit: Image at left © L. Le Sergeant d’Hendecourt (CNRS) Image...
A sky survey image of the massive galaxy NGC 1600, and a Hubble Space Telescope closeup of the bright center of the galaxy where the 17-billion-solar-mass black hole -- or binary black hole -- resides.Credit: ESA/Hubble image courtesy of...
False color image of Cassiopeia A using Hubble and Spitzer telescopes and Chandra X-ray Observatory. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech An international team of scientists has found evidence of a series of massive supernova explosions near our solar system, which showered Earth with radioactive...
In March 2016, ASTER captured the eruption of Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano with its visible and thermal infrared bands. The ash plume is depicted by the visible bands in blue-gray; the thermal infrared bands show hot lava flows in yellow...
Ancient impacts on Mars likely enhanced climate conditions for life.Credit: NASA The bombardment of Mars some 4 billion years ago by comets and asteroids as large as West Virginia likely enhanced climate conditions enough to make the planet more conducive...
The artistic concept shows NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft. Credit: NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T Pyle A team of astronomers including a San Francisco State University researcher has discovered a new planet orbiting a pair of stars, the 10th "circumbinary" planet discovered by NASA's...