astronomy

Scientists Discover New ‘Pinwheel’ Star System

An international team of scientists has discovered a new, massive star system, that also challenges existing theories on how large stars eventually die....

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Cosmic Titan Discovery

The galaxy proto-supercluster, nicknamed Hyperion, is the largest and most massive structure yet found at such a remote time and distance. ...

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Cosmic Crash by Sausage

An international team of astronomers has discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed the Sausage galaxy. ...

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The Space That Holds the Stars

Professor Bobby Acharya on the Depth of Dimensions in Physics and Mathematics...

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Winnowing the Chaff for Improved Planet-Hunting

New NASA study improves search for habitable worlds ...

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First Glimpse of Water on Trappist-1 Planet Group

Hubble delivers first hints of possible water content of TRAPPIST-1 planets ...

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Twinkle Twinkle: Observing Neptune’s Diamond Rain

International team of researchers uncovers the inner workings of cosmic ice giants...

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Within a Watery Moon: New Analysis of Lunar Interior

Scientists spy new evidence of water in the moon's interior ...

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Bigger than Huge: Saraswati redefines ‘Massive’

Indian astrophysicists identify megastructure of galaxies 4 billion light-years away...

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Tracking the Ripples in the Cosmic Web

A team of astronomers has made the first measurements of small-scale ripples in primeval hydrogen gas using rare double quasars...

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Asteroids: If the impact doesn’t get you, what will?

In an asteroid impact, violent winds, shock waves from impacts pose greatest threat to humans...

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Rad! The Star On the Brink of a Black Hole

Star discovered in closest known orbit around black hole ...

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Turn Those Northern Lights OFF! They’re Messing With My GPS.

New research on northern lights will improve satellite navigation accuracy ...

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Arcuate Striations: The Clue to Life on Mars

Researchers pinpoint watery past on Mars ...

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Where in the Universe did that Fast Radio Burst Come From?

Cosmic source found for mysterious 'fast radio burst' ...

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Politics? Environment? In the end, all is transitory.

The human heart, an inveterate time-traveler, knows its way through the honey-hived portals of time. ...

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Gaze Thee Upon the Cosmic Metamaser

The Hubble Space Telescope offers some seasonal images of a newly discovered Cosmic Metamaser...

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In Search of Trojan Asteroids : The Solar System’s Silent Watchers

Trojan asteroids are travel companions to planets as they orbit the Sun. It's time to find them....

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Are YOU Nature’s Roundest Thing?

Max Planck Institute scholars answer the question: what is the roundest thing in the universe?...

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Meteorites Show Martian Drought Was Long-Lived

Mars is incredibly dry, and has been that way for millions of years....

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Happy Hallowe’en From NASA, With a Bunch of Pumpkin Stars

opical news from NASA couldn’t be more timely on this Hallowe’en day. They’ve found a bunch of stars that look like pumpkins. Hooray. If only there were some sort of important event...

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Forget Hornby, How About 3D Printing the Universe?

Physicists make it possible to 3-D print your own baby universe ...

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Tin Foil Hats. No, Really: The dementia risk of galactic cosmic ray exposure

UCI study raises questions about long-term brain health after extended spaceflights...

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Where next for the Curiosity Mars Rover? (And will there be explosions?)

To the Murray Formation - and Beyond! The Mars Curiosity rover sets its GPS for new horizons...

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Life on Moors? Searching for Martians in a Yorkshire Saltmine

Yorkshire Salt Mine Could Help Shed Light on Martian Life...

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Ancient Eruptions in an Unusual Martian Region

Unusual Martian region leaves clues to the planet's past...

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Overwhelming and Almost Annihilating Awe: Dark Matter (Lustmord)

Lustmord draws upon an audio library of cosmological activity to confront us with deep, cosmic time...

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Banging Rocks to find Life on Mars

Seismic activity on Mars may produce enough hydrogen to support life...

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Now That’s Impressive: Water-Powered Satellite to Orbit Moon

Cornell's quest: Make the first CubeSat to orbit the moon...

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New Tech to Classify Galaxy Types, instead of Pesky Humans

Perhaps it's the fault of digital watches, but humans are rubbish at describing galaxies. Report...

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