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Gravity may have saved the universe after the Big Bang

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:00
In a new study, researchers describe how gravity provided the stability needed for the universe to survive expansion during this period.
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Second time through, Mars Curiosity rover examines chosen rocks

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 04:00
Exposed layers on the lower portion of Mount Sharp are expected to hold evidence about dramatic changes in the environmental evolution of Mars.
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Hubble observations cast further doubt on how globular clusters formed

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 20:00
A theory to explain how the Milky Way’s mixed-generation globular clusters formed doesn’t work in a nearby dwarf galaxy.
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Swift mission probes an exotic object

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:00
The object's curious properties make it a good match for a supermassive black hole ejected from its home galaxy after merging with another giant black hole.
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Swift mission probes an exotic object

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 04:00
The object's curious properties make it a good match for a supermassive black hole ejected from its home galaxy after merging with another giant black hole.
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Spooky alignment of quasars across billions of light-years

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 04:00
A research team has found that the rotation axes of the central supermassive black holes in a sample of quasars are parallel to each other.
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Mars has macroweather too

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 04:00
The Red Planet’s transition from weather to macroweather is two Earth days, versus 10 days on our planet.
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Rosetta's Philae finds hard ice and organic molecules

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:00
Multiple instruments were able to collect valuable data about Comet 67P/Churuymov-Gerasimenko before the lander when into hibernation.
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Geologic maps of Vesta from the Dawn mission published

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 04:00
Scientists have discovered through these maps that impacts from several large meteorites have shaped the asteroid’s history.
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New map shows frequency of small asteroid impacts

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:00
The data indicate small asteroids impacted Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in a bolide (or fireball), on 556 separate occasions in a 20-year period.
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First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:00
The results are particularly intriguing because the surfaces are different from what astronomers expected, and they give us clues about the movement of material in the early solar system as the planets were assembled.
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Pioneering Philae completes main mission before hibernation

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 04:00
The Rosetta mission's lander collected 57 hours of data on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it became the first ever probe to soft land on a comet.
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X-ray telescopes find black hole may be a neutrino factory

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:00
Figuring out where high-energy neutrinos come from is one of the biggest problems in astrophysics today, but scientists now have the first evidence that the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole may be producing these very energetic neutrinos.
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Philae continues to work as battery power dwindles

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:00
Rosetta's lander is using its instrument suite to study Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as its primary mission comes to an end.
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Magnetic fields frozen into meteorite grains tell shocking tale of solar system birth

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:00
The measurements point to shock waves traveling through the cloud of dusty gas around the newborn sun as a major factor in solar system formation.
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The party’s over for these youthful compact galaxies

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:00
Hubble and Chandra observations reveal that the firestorm of star birth has blasted out most of the remaining gaseous fuel needed to make future generations of stars.
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Amateur, professional astronomers alike thrilled by extreme storms on Uranus

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:00
Scientists predicted that storm activity would have died down by now; why we see these incredible storms now is beyond anybody's guess.
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Follow the dust to find planets

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:00
By looking at dust belts around other stars, scientists can point the way for ground-based telescopes to directly image planets that might otherwise stay hidden.
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Rosetta's Philae lander captures first images from comet's surface

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 04:00
Mission scientists are still trying to pinpoint exactly where the probe ended up after rebounding twice on Comet 67P/Churuymov-Gerasimenko.
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Rosetta's Philae probe lands on comet

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 19:30
Despite its anchor harpoons not firing, the lander successfully touched down on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Geraskimenko, with confirmation arriving at 11:03 a.m. EST.
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