Tag: astronomy

Apr 28 2009

Cosmic blast sets distance mark

…the most distant single object ever detected by telescopes… BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Cosmic blast sets distance mark

Apr 18 2009

Most massive cosmic pileup ever seen

Four galaxy collision. 

Feb 26 2009

A green goddess: Two-tailed comet snapped streaking past Earth

Jan 20 2009

If there IS life on Mars, this is where it lives

Jan 09 2009

Mystery roar from faraway space detected

…one team of astronomers has found a strange cosmic noise that booms six times louder than expected. via Mystery Roar from Faraway Space Detected | Space.com.

Sep 16 2008

Something is out there….

…astronomers working on the Supernova Cosmology Project report finding a new kind of something that they cannot make any sense of. via Hubble Finds a Mystery Object – News Blog – SkyandTelescope.com.

May 23 2008

Discovery of most recent supernova in our galaxy

We usually see supernovas only in other galaxies. Statistically they should occur about 3 times in every century in the Milky Way, too. But they are often very far away and hidden by dust, so only X-ray and radio telescopes can “see” them. This one turns out to have just happened.    

Aug 16 2007

“The Wonderful”: a new kind of star

It’s a star. It’s a comet. It’s a 30,000-year-old supernova shedding itself all over the place.