Hubble telescope spots a ‘Space Triangle’ galaxy crash with ‘tsunami of starbirth’

February 24, 2022 |, Elizabeth Howell

“Part of the reason for that shape is that these galaxies are still so close to each other, and NGC 2444 is still holding on to the other galaxy gravitationally,” participating astronomer Julianne Dalcanton, of the Flatiron Institute’s Center for Computational Astrophysics in New York and the University of Washington in Seattle, said in the […]

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New IAU center to focus on solutions to satellite interference in astronomical observations

February 17, 2022 | UW NEWS

“We’re witnessing a new era as skies fill with thousands of bright satellites,” said Meredith Rawls, a research scientist with the Vera C. Rubin Observatory and the DiRAC Institute at the UW. “In just the last two years, astronomers have realized this will impact our ability to achieve science goals from ground-based facilities like Rubin Observatory.”

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Largest comet ever observed bumps Hale-Bopp from pedestal

February 14, 2022 | LIVEScience, Stephanie Pappas

The Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet is named after its discoverers, University of Washington postdoctoral scholar Pedro Bernardinelli, and University of Pennsylvania cosmologist Gary Bernstein, who first spotted the comet in the Dark Energy Survey dataset.

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