Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018

[TWO DAYS ONLY] Save 50%.

Reliable news from a source you can trust.
© 2018 The Washington Post
1301 K St NW, Washington, DC 20071
You received this email because you are registered on washingtonpost.com or have signed up for a newsletter.
Unsubscribe from Washington Post Special Offer emails.

ESO — Stellar Corpse Reveals Origin of Radioactive Molecules — Science Release eso1826

ESO — Reaching New Heights in Astronomy
Subscription preferences | Unsubscribe | View in browser
European
Southern
Observatory
ESO News
30 July 2018

Astronomers using ALMA and NOEMA have made the first definitive detection of a radioactive molecule in interstellar space. The radioactive part of the molecule is an isotope of aluminium. The observations reveal that the isotope was dispersed into space after the collision of two stars, that left behind a remnant known as CK Vulpeculae. This is the first time that a direct observation has been made of this element from a known source. Previous identifications of this isotope have come from the detection of gamma rays, but their precise origin had been unknown.

The release, images and videos are available on:
https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1826/

Kind regards,
The ESO Education and Public Outreach Department
30 July 2018




  ESOblog


Eyeing the Centre of the Milky Way — Stefan Gillessen discusses what we knew before the latest observations of S2

Interview with: Stefan Gillessen

27 July 2018: In May 2018, the star S2 made its closest approach to the galactic centre in 16 years. This star can help us study an elusive area of our galaxy, the ...

Read more

Share this newsletter on:

Like ESO — Stellar Corpse Reveals Origin of Radioactive Molecules — Science Release eso1826 on Facebook   share on Twitter   Google Plus One Button






Receive our News in your preferred language

Start receiving this newsletter in your language



 Picture of the Week




Upcoming Events

Ongoing

24 - 29 June 2019: Starmus V

2 July 2019: Total Solar Eclipse




Upcoming Exhibitions

3 July - 31 August 2018: Exposicion sobre el Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) en Biblioteca de Santiago. Santiago, Chile.

20 - 31 August 2018: IAU General Assembly. Vienna, Austria.

24 - 29 June 2019: Starmus V event. Bern, Switzerland.

 
The heart of the Milky Way  The colours of Antu  Swimming Moon  ALMA spies a new planetary nursery  New SPHERE view of Vesta 

You are receiving this newsletter because you subscribed to ESO News.

Subscription preferences | Unsubscribe | View in browser

Follow us on:

Facebook Twitter Vimeo Flickr YouTube LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Itunes Scribd Issuu Livestream

European Southern Observatory, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str 2, D-85748 Garching bei München, Germany