Date of the discovery: 01 October 2011 Short Description: Spiral Galaxies are not supposed to host large radio jets. Speca (Spiral-host Episodic radio galaxy tracing Cluster Accretion) is one of the few that does not abide by this rule. Not only it is the second Spiral DRAGN (Double Radio-source Associated with Galactic Nucleus) discovered it […]

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Date of the discovery: 11 December 2014 Short Description: Spiral Galaxies are not supposed to have large radio jets. But J1649+2635 does not seem to care much about this rule. It is the fourth spiral galaxy with large radio jets discovered. By using the catalog of classifications into spiral galaxies and ellipticals by volunteers, the […]

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PSR J1913+1102

Date of the discovery: 4 November 2016 Short Description: The pulsar PSR J1913+1102 did break the record of the binary neutron star with the highest total mass, with 2.88 solar masses. The researchers were able to measure an effect of general relativity in this system. Each year the elliptical orbit rotates by 5.6 degree. owners […]

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PSR J1744−7619

Date of the discovery: 28 February 2018 Short Description: The pulsar PSR J1744−7619 is the first pulsar to be detected only in gamma-rays and not in radio-waves. Models predict at least a weak radio-signal, so the pulsar must be either extremely radio-faint or the models are incomplete. The discovery was made with idle time of […]

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Date of the discovery: 14 March 2018 Short Description: Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement (STEVE) is a type of aurora not observed before. It has a purple colour and is a long band. It is thought to be associated with the subauroral ion drift (SAID). The original name, STEVE, by volunteers comes from the movie […]

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PH2 b

Date of the discovery: 19 September 2013 Short Description: PH2 b is a Jupiter-sized planet in the habitable zone around its sun-like host star. While it is not possible for life to exist on PH2 b, a moon around this planet could host life if it has the right conditions. The data was released with […]

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Red Spirals

Date of the discovery: 11 June 2010 Short Description: Red Spirals or passive spiral galaxies are a type of galaxy that don’t have their red colour form dust reddening and they are not dominated by old stars in the bulge. They make a small fraction of all spirals at low masses, but make up a […]

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