Scientists have published a new detailed radio image of the Andromeda galaxy – the sister of our Milky Way — which will allow them to identify and study those areas of the galactic spiral where new stars are born.
Ziri Yunsi, a member of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, explains how scientists managed to photograph a black hole at a distance of 55 million light-years.
Scientists have suggested that a non-supermassive black hole may be hiding in the center of our galaxy. But then what takes its place?
These are planets like Tatooine — the world that we saw in Star Wars and which has two suns in the sky.
According to a new survey of a pulsar in the Crab Nebula at a distance of about 6,500 light-years from us, astronomers have recorded a rare event known as giant radio pulses, accompanied by an increase in X-rays.
The expansion of the universe is accelerating, but we're not quite sure why. The best of modern models note the force behind this process as dark energy — despite the fact that in fact dark energy may not exist at all. A new study has shown that if another mysterious phenomenon — dark matter — has some unusual magnetic properties, then it may be responsible for the observed expansion.
Supermassive black holes create an extremely turbulent environment in the centers of galaxies, and for a long time it was believed that this circumstance interferes with star formation. But now astronomers have taken a closer look at the heart of the Milky Way and discovered several stellar eggs in the area — and they seem to be hatching.
Wormholes are almost our only hope to move more or less freely through the universe. But so far, astrophysicists only assume the existence of such strange objects, trying to distinguish them from evil brothers – black holes.
Astrophysicists have built a model of the appearance of black holes, and at the same time explained what dark matter consists of. Russian scientists have built a device to search for minerals and precious metals on the moon. The ISS photographs jets, elves and dwarfs. The annual rings of trees have kept the memory of sun spots for a thousand years.
Astrophysicists conducted a study and found out which points should be taken into account by existing alternative theories of gravity in order to describe the influence of dark matter.