Harvard scientist turns space images into music

Team uses data from space telescopes to create music.

Juan Siliezar • harvard
Jan. 25, 2021 ~5 min

Space images: The best of 2020

There was stunning cosmic imagery to feast on over the past year - here's our pick of the offerings.

bbcnews
Dec. 29, 2020 ~6 min

Gaia: scientists take a step closer to revealing origins of our galaxy

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Cambridge, announced the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe of our Milky

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 3, 2020 ~4 min

Rogue planets: hunting the galaxy's most mysterious worlds

Not all planets orbit stars. Rogues float through the galaxy in darkness and are almost impossible to see.

Jacco van Loon, Astrophysicist and Director of Keele Observatory, Keele University • conversation
Nov. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Dark matter: our method for catching ghostly haloes could help unveil what it's made of

A new method suggests we should aim to detect dark matter haloes by tracing galactic gas.

Andreea Font, Astrophysicist, Liverpool John Moores University • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~7 min

Galaxy simulations shed light on Milky Way’s origins

New galaxy simulations could help reveal the origins of the Milky Way and provide clues in the decades-long search for dark matter, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

The Moon and stars are a compass for nocturnal animals – but light pollution is leading them astray

Towns and cities create an orange glow on the horizon at night. It's so widespread that it even disturbs sea creatures.

Stuart Jenkins, Professor of Marine Ecology, Bangor University • conversation
Aug. 11, 2020 ~6 min

Models shed light on black hole at our galaxy’s center

New models could inform researchers working to get the very first picture of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's center.

Harrison Tasoff-UC Santa Barbara • futurity
June 17, 2020 ~8 min

Hubble telescope's Universe revealed in 3D

New techniques are being used to transform images from Hubble into spectacular 3D visualisations.

By David Briggs • bbcnews
April 24, 2020 ~7 min

Milky Way may fling stars from its center

The Milky Way may be catapulting stars into its outer galactic halo, researchers say. The finding could change how we think about how star systems are born.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

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