The orphan cloud is the blue umbrella-shaped part of this image, which is color-coded to show the X-ray part of the cloud in blue, the warm gas in red, and the visible region in white. Credit: Ge et al (2021) A scientifically mysterious, isolated cloud bigger than the Milky Way has been […]

Artist’s impression of a galactic wind driven by a supermassive black hole located in the center of a galaxy. The intense energy emanating from the black hole creates a galaxy-scale flow of gas that blows away the interstellar matter that is the material for forming stars. Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Researchers […]

Solar System distances to scale, showing the newly discovered 2018 AG37, nicknamed “Farfarout,” compared to other known Solar System objects, including the previous record holder 2018 VG18 “Farout,” also found by the same team. Credit: Roberto Molar Candanosa, Scott S. Sheppard from Carnegie Institution for Science, and Brooks Bays from […]

Baby universes branching off of our universe shortly after the Big Bang appear to us as black holes. Credit: Kavli IPMU The Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) is home to many interdisciplinary projects which benefit from the synergy of a wide range of […]

Artist’s impression of TOI 700d, an Earth-sized planet in a ‘habitable zone’ 100 light-years away. The exoplanet is not connected to the study. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Australian Scientists’ Invention Will Decipher the ‘Twinkle’ of Stars Australian scientists have developed a new type of sensor to measure and […]