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A nearby river of stars

Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the work of researchers from the University of Vienna, who have found a river of stars, a stellar stream in astronomical parlance, covering most of the southern sky. The stream is relatively nearby and contains at least 4000 stars that have been moving together in space ...

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The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows

Supported by The English Voice of ISIS Comes Out of the Shadows Image Mohammed Khalifa, a 35-year-old Canadian citizen who was born in Saudi Arabia and is of Ethiopian descent, says he is the narrator of multiple English-language Islamic State videos.CreditCreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times By Rukmini Callimachi ...

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Tidal tails: The beginning of the end of an open star cluster

In the course of their life, open star clusters continuously lose stars to their surroundings. The resulting swath of tidal tails provides a glimpse into the evolution and dissolution of a star cluster. Thus far only tidal tails of massive globular clusters and dwarf galaxies have been discovered in the ...

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U.S. Military Starts Flying Aid for Venezuela to Colombia

Supported by U.S. Military Starts Flying Aid for Venezuela to Colombia Image The border crossing with Venezuela, as seen from Cúcuta, Colombia.CreditCreditRaul Arboleda/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Ernesto Londoño Feb. 16, 2019 The United States military began flying humanitarian aid to a Colombian city close to the Venezuelan border ...

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How a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity

Supported by How a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit Could Open a Path to Irish Unity Image The corner of Londonderry, Northern Ireland, where the “Bloody Sunday” killings of demonstrators were carried out. The Good Friday Agreement of 1998 has largely ended sectarian violence.CreditCreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times By Benjamin Mueller ...

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