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Second ‘colour vision’ satellite for Copernicus launched
The ESA-developed Sentinel-2B satellite was launched today, doubling the coverage of high-resolution optical imaging in the Sentinel-2 mission for the European Union Copernicus environmental monitoring system.
Watch the replay of the Sentinel-2B launch on a Vega rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana
Discovery of Some of the Most Power-packed Galaxies
When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole -- bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power -- heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through the vastness of space at nearly the speed of light....
Detection of co-orbital planets by combining transit and radial-velocity measurements
Authors: A. Leleu, P. Robutel, A. C. M. Correia and J. Lillo-Box.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 599 , page L7
Published online: 07/03/2017
Keywords: planets and satellites: detection ; celestial mechanics ; planetary systems ; techniques: radial velocities ; techniques: photometric.
First confirmed ultra-compact dwarf galaxy in the NGC 5044 group
Authors: Favio R. Faifer, Carlos G. Escudero, María C. Scalia, Analía V. Smith Castelli, Mark Norris, María E. De Rossi, Juan C. Forte and Sergio A. Cellone.
Astronomy & Astrophysics Vol. 599 , page L8
Published online: 07/03/2017
Keywords: galaxies: elliptical and lenticular, cD ; galaxies: photometry ; galaxies: star clusters: general.
Kepler’s K2 Mission Helps Discover Five New Exoplanets
Using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft on its K2 mission, astronomers have discovered five new planets around other stars, including two extraordinary companions to a subgiant star. In the January 2017 issue of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (arXiv.org preprint), Dr. Alexis Smith from the German Aerospace Center Institute’s of Planetary Research and [...]
Cosmic environments and their influence in star formation
Astronomers have performed an extensive study of the properties of galaxies within filaments formed at different times during the age of the universe.
Strange New Nebula Is Missing Its Light Source
A new enormous blob, called a Lyman-alpha nebula, is lit by a mysterious source.
LISTEN LIVE NOW: NASA Talks Science on Next Space Station Cargo Flight
NASA is hosting a live teleconference to discuss the science investigations that will launch with the next commercial cargo resupply mission to the space station today starting at 12 p.m. ET. Listen live here.
Technicians Secure the Protective Covering Around Cygnus
In the Space Station Processing Facility high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is secured the KAMAG transporter and the crane has been removed.