The Orbital ATK Cygnus spacecraft on a previous ISS resupply flight for NASA. Photo Credit: NASA
In the early evening hours of December 6, a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas-V rocket carrying Orbital ATK’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft, named Deke Slayton II, thundered into the clouds at 4:44 pm EST, headed for the International Space […]
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/UMass/D.Wang et al., IR: NASA/STScI
Astronomers using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have taken a major step in explaining why material around the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy is extraordinarily faint in X-rays. This discovery holds important implications for understanding black holes.
Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/K. Poppenhaeger et al; Illustration: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss
For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have detected an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star.
A simulated supermassive Black Hole, similar to what can be found at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech
WASHINGTON — The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be vaporizing and devouring asteroids, which could explain the frequent flares observed, according to astronomers using […]
NASA'S Chandra X-ray observatory has found the largest galaxy cluster to date in the distant universe. Image Credit: NASA
Washington — An exceptional galaxy cluster, the largest seen in the distant universe, has been found using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and the National Science Foundation-funded Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) in Chile.