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Ghostly remnants of galaxy interactions uncovered in nearby galaxy group

18 hours 19 min ago
As part of a galactic archaeology study, astronomers discovered that the spatial distribution of the young stars around M81, M82, and NGC 3077 follows very closely that of their distribution of neutral hydrogen.
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Neutron stars strike back at black holes in jet contest

18 hours 19 min ago
Astronomers have discovered that some neutron stars may rival black holes in their ability to accelerate powerful jets of material to nearly the speed of light.
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Stars in our galaxy move far from home

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:00
Scientists have found that about 30 percent of the Milky Way’s stars have traveled a long way from the orbits in which they were born.
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Hubble captures stormy seas in Sagittarius

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 03:00

The new composite image of the Lagoon Nebula’s central region shows churning funnels of gas and energetic star formation.

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Telescopes team up to find distant Uranus-sized planet through microlensing

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:00
The microlensing technique can find more distant and colder planets in long-period orbits that other methods cannot detect.
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Philae lander finds ingredients for life

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:00
The European Space Agency’s Philae lander has discovered complex organic molecules on the surface of Comet 67P.
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Spitzer confirms closest rocky exoplanet

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
Dubbed HD 219134b, this exoplanet, which orbits too close to its star to sustain life, is a mere 21 light-years away.
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Unusual red arcs spotted on Saturn’s icy moon Tethys

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 03:00
Narrow, curved red lines on Tethys’ surface are among the most unusual color features on Saturn’s moons to be revealed by Cassini’s cameras.
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First detection of lithium from an exploding star

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:00
Observations of Nova Centauri 2013 help to explain the mystery of why many young stars seem to have more of this chemical element than expected.
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Astronomers discover powerful aurora beyond solar system

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 03:00
The scientists found the aurora not from a planet, but from a low-mass star at the boundary between stars and brown dwarfs.
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Dense galaxies hiding in plain sight

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:00
Undergraduates discovered two tiny galaxies crammed with stars at more than 10,000 times the density of the Milky Way.
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Ceres gets new maps, new names

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 03:00
Now with detailed topography and official feature names from the IAU, these maps of asteroid Ceres are worth exploring.
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Fossil star clusters reveal their age

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:00
A new survey of globular clusters show many of the star groups are almost as old as the universe itself.
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New Hubble image shows cosmic wind creating "Pillars of Destruction"

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 03:00
A new study shows how cosmic winds can erode a galaxy's gas and dust, shutting down star formation.
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New Horizons team finds haze, flowing ice on Pluto

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 17:00
Just 10 days after closest approach, the distant world is showing a diversity of planetary geology that has mission scientists thrilled.
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Brown dwarfs, stars share formation process, new study indicates

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 03:00
This is the first time that jets have been found coming from brown dwarfs at such an early stage of their formation and shows that they form in a way similar to that of stars.
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Kepler mission discovered bigger, older cousin to Earth

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone or a G2-type star like our Sun.
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Pulsar punches hole in stellar disk

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Scientists have discovered a binary system where a rapidly spinning neutron star’s wind is rocketing away material from the disk around its companion.
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ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxies in the early universe for the first time

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:00
The new observations allow astronomers to start to see how the first galaxies were built up and how they cleared the cosmic fog during the era of reionization.
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New Horizons finds second mountain range in Pluto’s “heart”

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 03:00
The heights of these mountains are comparable to those found in the U.S. Appalachian range.
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