Astronomy / Astrophysics news around the web
(Space.com) The universe is at least 156 billion light-years wide, according to new astronomy research.
Submitted on May 25, 2004 by tormod
(CNN Space) The annual Lyrid meteor shower will peak before dawn on Thursday, April 22.
Submitted on Apr 21, 2004 by Noah
(CNN) Astronomers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this week will cap 18 years of work and dreams by powering up a world-class telescope atop a ridge in South America's Andes Mountains.
Submitted on Apr 12, 2004 by tormod
(CNN) Scientists may have discovered the solar system's most distant object, more than three times farther away from Earth than Pluto.
Submitted on Mar 15, 2004 by tormod
(Physicsweb) Geophysicists might have solved one of the biggest mysteries in the solar system - why do the magnetic fields of Uranus and Neptune differ from those of the other planets?
Submitted on Mar 12, 2004 by tormod
(ESA/Hubble) Astronomers today unveiled the deepest portrait of the visible Universe ever achieved by humankind. Called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (HUDF), the million-second-long exposure reveals the first galaxies to emerge from the so-called "dark ages", the time shortly after the big bang when the first stars reheated the cold, dark Universe.
Submitted on Mar 10, 2004 by tormod
(CNN) Pushing back the boundaries of space observation, French and Swiss astronomers say they have detected the farthest galaxy ever seen.
Submitted on Mar 1, 2004 by tormod
(Astronomy.com) To help put into perspective the results of past experiments that have failed to detect life on the Red Planet, an international team of scientists has conducted tests in the driest place on Earth, the Atacama Desert in northern Chile.
Submitted on Dec 2, 2003 by tormod
(BBC News) Astronomers say they have evidence for Earth-like planets orbiting a nearby star, making it more like our own Solar System than any yet discovered.
Submitted on Nov 30, 2003 by Noah
(BBC) Astronomers have discovered a key fact required to understand the Sun's 11-year cycle of activity.
Submitted on Nov 22, 2003 by Noah