Astronomy and 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 international research team led by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute; AEI) in Hannover has discovered that the radio pulsar J0952-0607 also emits pulsed gamma radiation. J0952-0607 spins 707 times in one...
This four-panel graphic illustrates how the binary-star system V Hydrae is launching balls of plasma into space.Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI) Great balls of fire! NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected superhot blobs of gas, each twice as...
This simulation shows how two galaxies merge over a period of 15 million years. The red and the blue dots illustrate the two black holes.Credit: Astrophysical Journal If two galaxies collide, the merging of their central black holes triggers gravitational...
Are magnetic fields an important guiding force for gas accreting to a supermassive black hole (SMBH) like the one that our Milky Way galaxy hosts? The role of magnetic fields in gas accretion is little understood, and trying to...
An international team of astronomers, including Northwestern University's Farhad Yusef-Zadeh, has discovered one of the largest structures ever observed in the Milky Way. A newly spotted pair of radio-emitting bubbles reach hundreds of light-years tall, dwarfing all...
The majority of stars in the universe will become luminous enough to blast surrounding asteroids into successively smaller fragments using their light alone, according to a University of Warwick astronomer. Electromagnetic radiation from stars at the...
Astronomers have the "all-clear" for an exciting test of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, thanks to a new discovery about S0-2's star status. Up until now, it was thought that S0-2 may be a binary, a system where two stars...
Gravitational waves – the invisible ripples in the fabric of space predicted by Albert Einstein – are opening up a new era of astronomy that is allowing scientists to see parts of the universe once thought to...
Perspective view of Aram Dorsum, an inverted channel on Mars and candidate landing site for the ExoMars rover. Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that...
U astronomers and colleagues have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies, VUCD3 and M59cO, with supermassive black holes. The findings suggest that the dwarfs are likely tiny leftovers of larger galaxies that were stripped of their outer layers after colliding...
Organohalogen methyl chloride (Freon-40) discovered by ALMA around the infant stars in IRAS 16293-2422. These same organic compounds were discovered in the thin atmosphere surrounding Comet 67P/C-G by the ROSINA instrument on ESA's Rosetta space probe. Credit: B. Saxton (NRAO/AUI/NSF);...