Messier 82, the galaxy in which the nearest supernova in decades recently exploded, also is the closest galaxy that is undergoing a rapid burst of star formation, known as a starburst.
Using the National Science Foundation’s GBT, astronomer DJ Pisano from West Virginia University has discovered what could be a never-before-seen river of hydrogen flowing through space.
Astronomers have found more than 100 small, dwarf galaxies with characteristics indicating that they harbor massive black holes feeding on surrounding gas.
Galaxies can be remarkably dusty places and supernovas are thought to be a primary source of that dust, especially in the early Universe.
Astronomers using the GBT have discovered a unique stellar system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense neutron star, all packed within a space smaller than Earth’s orbit around the Sun.
Using the new capabilities of the upgraded VLA, scientists have discovered previously unseen binary companions to a pair of very young protostars.