MAXI J1816-195: new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsars are found


Reference : The discovery of the 528.6 Hz accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar MAXI J1816-195, by Bult et al. 2022, arXiv:2208.04721     A new accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar has been found by a team of astronomers using the Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER). The rotation period of the newly discovered pulsar, known as MAXI […]

Japanese space mission shows, asteroids may be the source of Earth’s water

After analyzing unique samples obtained during a six year Japanese space mission, scientists speculated that water may are transported to Earth by asteroids from the extreme reaches of the solar system. Researchers are studying the debris returned to earth in  December 2020 from the asteroid Ryugu in an attempt to give light on the beginnings […]

Discovery of a Remnant Radio Galaxy

Dr. Dharam Vir Lal, a scientist working at the National Centre for Radio Astrophysics of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCRA-TIFR), Pune, India has discovered a remnant radio galaxy at the peripheral region of a cluster of galaxies named Abell 2065, using the upgraded Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (uGMRT) and the Chandra X-ray Observatory. […]

Careers in Astronomy and Astrophysics | Space Science and Technology Careers

Employment Potential: As science professions go, astronomy is a relatively small field, with about 6,000 professional astronomers in North America. Because of its size, astronomers get to know and collaborate with many colleagues across the U.S. and around the world. This can lead to an advantageous dialogue among astronomers. On the other hand, there is […]

Night Sky Observations

FRIDAY, MAY 27 ■ Bright Capella sets low in the northwest fairly soon after dark these evenings; how soon depends on your latitude. That leaves Vega and Arcturus as the brightest stars in the evening sky. Vega shines in the east-northeast. Arcturus is now very high toward the south. A third of the way from Arcturus down to […]