RSSArchive for August, 2011

Artist's visualisation of the pulsar and its orbiting planet

‘The Dish’ finds a ‘diamond planet’

Astronomers think they’ve found a planet that was once a star, and is made of diamond.

Galaxies NGC 4438 and NGC 4435

Galaxy gazing with The Eyes

Odd couple of the galaxy world shows signs of damage from close encounters.

Moon mission soon to launch

Moon mission soon to launch

Twin spacecraft will orbit the Moon to teach us more about Solar System’s origins.

A star-forming region

Galaxies are running out of gas

Universe is forming fewer stars than it used to, according to a new CSIRO study

ISS image of a meteor

Shooting star, seen from above

Astronauts capture image of a meteor as it burns up in Earths’ atmosphere.

High and dry – Astronomy in the Atacama

High and dry – Astronomy in the Atacama

World’s largest observatory complex is located in the remote Chilean desert. This video explains why…

Artist's conception of exoplanet TrES-2b

Alien world is blacker than coal

Super-hot, almost-pitch black world orbits a star 750 light-years from Earth.

10 things to know about Juno

10 things to know about Juno

NASA’s new mission to Jupiter has a long and hazardous job ahead of it.

Take a tour of the Crab Nebula

Take a tour of the Crab Nebula

Vast supernova remnant harbours a magnetised neutron star, a pulsar, that emits ‘superflares’.

Made in Space – DNA building blocks

Made in Space – DNA building blocks

Precursors to the ‘molecule of life’ were likely formed in space. Watch the video…