Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid
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galaxy : any of the very large groups of stars and associated matter that are found throughout the universe — Webster
Galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. Galaxies contain varying amounts of star systems, star clusters and types of interstellar clouds. In between these objects is a sparse interstellar medium of gas, dust, and cosmic rays. Dark matter appears to account for around 90% of the mass of most galaxies. — Wikipedia
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Scientists precisely measure total amount of...
on September 28, 2020 at 4:50 pm
A top goal in cosmology is to precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most mathematically proficient. Scientists have now done just that.
Astronomers model, determine how disk galaxies...
on September 25, 2020 at 3:34 pm
By developing better computer simulations, researchers have determined that the scattering of stars from their orbits by the gravity of massive clumps within galaxies leads to a common look in galaxy disks -- bright centers fading away to dark edges.
New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient...
on September 10, 2020 at 7:03 pm
Recent observations have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. This missing ingredient may explain why researchers have uncovered an unexpected discrepancy between observations of the dark matter concentrations in a sample of massive galaxy clusters and theoretical computer simulations of how dark matter should be distributed in clusters.
Massive halo finally explains stream of gas...
on September 9, 2020 at 3:48 pm
Astronomers have discovered that a halo of warm gas surrounding the Magellanic Clouds likely acts as a protective cocoon, shielding the dwarf galaxies from the Milky Way's own halo and contributing most of the Magellanic Stream's mass.
An unexpected origin story for a lopsided black...
on September 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm
A lopsided merger of two black holes may have an oddball origin story, according to a new study.
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'Echo mapping' in faraway galaxies could measure...
on October 1, 2020 at 7:55 pm
When you look up at the night sky, how do you know whether the specks of light that you see are bright and far away, or relatively faint and close by? One way to find out is to compare how much light the object actually emits with how bright it appears. The difference between its true luminosity and its apparent brightness reveals an object's distance from the observer.
Einstein's description of gravity just got much...
on October 1, 2020 at 3:00 pm
Einstein's theory of general relativity—the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime—has withstood over 100 years of scrutiny and testing, including the newest test from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, published today in the latest issue of Physical Review Letters.
Hubble watches exploding star fade into oblivion
on October 1, 2020 at 2:50 pm
When a star unleashes as much energy in a matter of days as our Sun does in several billion years, you know it's not going to remain visible for long.
Detection of gravitational wave 'lensing' could...
on October 1, 2020 at 2:28 pm
Gravitational wave scientists looking for evidence of "lensing," in which the faintest gravitational wave signals become amplified, are unlikely to make these detections in the near future according to new analysis by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
A roadmap for science on the moon
on October 1, 2020 at 2:24 pm
Scientists at CU Boulder have laid out a roadmap for a decade of scientific research at the moon.