Astronomers Sink Their Teeth Into Special Supernova

Astronomers Sink Their Teeth Into Special Supernova

— Calcium-rich supernovae, a unique type of exploding stars, produce up to half of the calcium in the Universe noirlab2019 - Artist’s interpretation of the calcium-rich supernova 2019ehk Artist’s interpretation (without labels) of the calcium-rich ...
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Surprisingly Dense Exoplanet Challenges Planet Formation Theories

Surprisingly Dense Exoplanet Challenges Planet Formation Theories

— Small telescope and inexpensive diffuser key to results noirlab2018a - Artist’s impression of K2-25b New detailed observations with NSF’s NOIRLab facilities reveal a young exoplanet, orbiting a young star in the Hyades cluster, that ...
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Gemini Observatory’s Quick Reflexes Capture Fleeting Flash

Gemini Observatory’s Quick Reflexes Capture Fleeting Flash

— The international Gemini Observatory detects optical afterglow of short gamma-ray burst within hours noirlab2017a – Gamma-ray burst afterglow The afterglow of GRB181123B, captured by the Gemini North telescope. The afterglow is marked with a ...
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Cosmic Fireworks

Cosmic Fireworks

— Snapshot of cosmic pyrotechnics noirlab2016a – Cosmic FireworksThe spiral galaxy NGC 925 reveals cosmic pyrotechnics in its spiral arms where bursts of star formation are taking place in the red, glowing clouds scattered throughout ...
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Monster Black Hole Found in the Early Universe

Monster Black Hole Found in the Early Universe

— The second most distant quasar ever discovered now has a Hawaiian name noirlab2015a – Pōniuāʻena, the second most distant quasar ever discovered An artist’s impression of the quasar Pōniuāʻena. Astronomers discovered this, the second ...
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Young Planets Bite the Dust

Young Planets Bite the Dust

— Astronomers unveil new collection of planet-forming dusty star systems noirlab2014a - GPI Circumstellar Disks; A SamplingSix circumstellar disks selected from the larger sample of 26 disks obtained with the Gemini South telescope in Chile ...
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