Tag: Infrared

AGB Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud are Shrouded in Iron Dust

AGB Stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud are Shrouded in Iron Dust

Through a combination of theoretical models and Infrared observations, Researchers found a specific group of Asymptotic Giant Branch (AGB) stars that shrouded in a high fraction of iron dust.   This latest research, published in the journal ‘The Astrophysical Journal Letters’, compared the Infrared observations of the Spitzer Space Telescope with the theoretical models of…

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Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Giant Streaks Discovered in the Clouds Covering Venus

Japanese scientists found massive streaks in the atmosphere of Venus by making use of Akatsuki and AFES-Venus. The second planet from the Sun and Earth’s ‘sister’ planet, Venus has been displaying rather odd behavior. Its surface is obscured by a thick layer of gases. While probes have been sent to the planet many-a-times, there’s so…

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Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

The detection of infrared emission around RX J0806.4-4123 opens up a new chapter in the exploration of interstellar space. The collapsed core of a huge star, which has a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses before collapsing, is known as a Neutron Star. Generally, the mass of a neutron star ranges from 1.4…

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A Powerful Wind of Molecules has been detected at a Distance of 12 Billion Light Years

A Powerful Wind of Molecules has been detected at a Distance of 12 Billion Light Years

Scientists might have found the self-regulating mechanism of galaxies. Continuous advancements in technology enable humanity to go deep into space. A couple of months back, astronomers found the brightest object (a quasar) ever discovered in the universe at a distance of 13 billion light years. Before that, Icarus (the most distant star) was also detected.…

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Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Hubble Space Telescope Covers 15,000 Galaxies in a Single Shot

Two recently-launched images, taken as part of the Hubble Deep UV Legacy Survey, might change your entire perception of the universe. Hubble Space Telescope (HST) is one of the largest and most versatile telescopes that has ever hit the space. It was named after Edwin Hubble, an American Astronomer who was one of the pioneers…

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Brand new Weather Satellite of NOAA is going blind

Brand new Weather Satellite of NOAA is going blind

A multi-billion dollar weather satellite, GOES-17, works only 12 hours a day as non-favorable temperature affects the performance of its ABI. Weather Satellites see a lot more than clouds like sandstorms, auroras, effects of pollution, and boundaries of ocean currents. These satellites can be Geostationary or Polar Orbiting but the basic goal of both of…

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Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Vast Stellar Nursery of Lagoon Nebula

Hubble Space Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary in space by comparing Lagoon Nebula in the visible and infrared light. The Lagoon Nebula, also known as M8 or RCW146, is a colossal interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. This emission nebula was discovered before 1654 by an Italian astronomer, Giovanni Hodiema. There are only two nebulae…

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