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SOFIA to Study Southern Skies in New Zealand

Universe Jun 1, 2018
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA, is heading to Christchurch, New Zealand, to study the skies over the Southern Hemisphere.
Two Sides of the Same Star Poster

Two Sides of the Same Star

Universe, Stars May 30, 2018
A neutron star comes from a large star that has run out of fuel, and exploded as a supernova. First it becomes a radio pulsar and later becomes a magnetar. Or maybe it’s the other way around!
2-D doped EMCCD sensor

High-Efficiency Charge-Coupled Devices Enable On-Sky Observations

Universe May 14, 2018
In 2016, NASA delivered three types of detectors developed for Ultraviolet (UV), Near UV (NUV), and Near Infrared (NIR) applications to several different projects involving on-sky observations....
The stars of IGR J17062–6143, illustrated here, circle each other every 38 minutes.

NASA’s NICER Mission Finds an X-ray Pulsar in a Record-fast Orbit

Universe, Stars May 11, 2018
Scientists analyzing the first data from the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission have found two stars that revolve around ea
Blackholes in the Milky Way

Black Hole Bounty Captured in the Milky Way Center

Universe May 10, 2018
Astronomers have discovered evidence for thousands of black holes located near the center of our Milky Way galaxy using data from NASA’s Chandra X-
Star cluster NGC 6231

Stellar Family Portrait in X-rays

Universe, Stars May 2, 2018
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft is scheduled to splash down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, May 5, west of Baja California, with more than 4,000
galaxy with inset images

Stellar Thief Is the Surviving Companion to a Supernova

Universe, Stars Apr 27, 2018
Seventeen years ago, astronomers witnessed a supernova go off 40 million light-years away in the galaxy called NGC 7424, located in the southern co
Leguna Nebula

Lagoon Nebula (Visible-light View)

Universe, Stars Apr 24, 2018
This colorful image, taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, celebrates the Earth-orbiting observatory’s 28th anniversary of viewing the heavens, g