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.

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Not only the 11-year cycle, but also all other periodic solar activity fluctuations can be clocked by planetary attractive forces. With new model calculations, they are proposing a comprehensive explanation of known sun cycles for the first...
Astronomers have spotted a giant 'blinking' star towards the center of the Milky Way, more than 25,000 light years away. An international team of astronomers observed the star, VVV-WIT-08, decreasing in brightness by a...
New research finds that the target asteroid of NASA's Psyche mission may not be as metallic or dense as previously predicted, hinting that it might not be an exposed planetary core after all. The...
NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has captured shining clouds on the Red Planet. The rover’s Mast Camera, or Mastcam snapped colour images and the iridescent, or “mother of pearl" clouds on March 5, 2021, the 3,048th Martian day,...
New research reveals, with unprecedented clarity, details of violent phenomena in the center of our galaxy. Scientists reveal the clearest picture yet of a pair of X-ray-emitting plumes that are emerging from the region near the massive...
Astronomers discover that galaxy UGC 10738 is similar to the Milky Way galaxy revealing that spiral galaxies are typical. This new discovery shows how the Milky Way fits into the much bigger puzzle of how spiral galaxies...
Researchers developed a new dark matter map in the local universe using a large set of galaxy simulations including galaxies, gasses, other visible matter, as well as dark matter. This new too will allow scientists to study dark matter filaments...
The first microsecond of Big Bang is a mystery. Studies determine the only matter that existed during the occurence of the Big Bang called "quark-gluon plasma". By using the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, researchers were able to...
STARFORGE (Star Formation in Gaseous Environments) developed the first realistic, highest-resolution 3D simulation model of star formation, evolution, and dynamics that account for stellar feedback, including jets, radiation, wind, and nearby supernovae activity. The same tool can...
Looking into the hearts of large stars is tricky. Researchers discover that as the core of massive stars there is an activity that is similar to earthquakes. Elemental nuclei mix within these massive stars impacts star explosions....
Voyager 1 - one of two sibling NASA spacecraft launched 44 years ago and now the most distant human-made object in space - still works and zooms toward infinity. The craft has long since...