Herschel • April 29th, 2013
Herschel has produced an intricate view of the remains of a star that died in a stellar explosion a millennium ago. It has provided further proof that the interstellar dust...
Herschel • April 23rd, 2013
Astronomers trace water in Jupiter's intermediate atmospheric layer back to the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet impact of 19 years ago.
Kepler • April 18th, 2013
NASA's Kepler mission has discovered two new planetary systems that include three super-Earth-size planets in the "habitable zone," the range of distance from a star where the...
Herschel • April 17th, 2013
Busy-bee galaxy seen churning out stars when our universe was just a baby.
Planck • April 15th, 2013
Planck's all sky maps showing the oldest light in our universe, as well as the calculated distribution of mass of the universe, are now available in a format suitable for use in...
NEOCam • April 15th, 2013
An infrared sensor that could improve NASA's future detecting and tracking of asteroids and comets has passed a critical design test.
TMT • April 13th, 2013
Friday marked another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island. The Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources...
GALEX • April 11th, 2013
A duo of astronomers, Dr. Youichi Ohyama (Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Academia Sinica or ASIAA, Taiwan) and Dr. Ananda Hota (UM-DAE Centre for Excellence in the...
Herschel • April 9th, 2013
The Herschel Space Observatory has provided the first images of a dust belt - produced by colliding comets or asteroids - orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system