An international team of astronomers have released today their paper which will appear in the Astrophysical Journal at a later date. In their paper they describe the discovery of eight gamma-ray pulsars, using the NASA Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (once known as GLAST).
Learn more about the eight new gamma-ray pulsars discovered with the NASA Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope online now here.
The European Space Agency (ESA) announced today that its CoRoT (Convection, Rotation and planetary Transits) has discovered six new exoplanets (extrasolar planets). As announced, “CoRoT-8b, is about 70% of Saturn’s size and mass, while CoRoT-10b, CoRoT-11b, CoRoT-12b, CoRoT-13b and CoRoT-14b are larger, belonging to the class known as ‘hot Jupiters’. CoRoT-15b, being 60 times as massive as Jupiter, is a brown dwarf, an intermediate object between a planet and a star.” Read more about the six new exoplanets discovered by the COROT spacecraft online now here.
Carolyn Collins Petersen and Dr. Dale Frail of the U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory explore the biggest explosions in the Universe since the Big Bang. These Cosmological and mysterious gamma-ray bursts have puzzled astronomers for so long.
Night sky observers, this month in Our Night Sky, Dr. Harold Geller gives us Our Night Sky for June and talks with Gianluca Masi of the Virtual Telescope in Rome.