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NASA’s NuSTAR solves the mystery of the Andromeda galaxy’s high-energy X-rays

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:00

This pulsar aims high — it emits more energetic X-rays than Andromeda’s supermassive black hole.

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Astronomers spot a runaway quasar

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:00
This rogue black hole may have been ousted from the center of its galaxy by gravitational waves.
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How exoplanets can violently die

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00
Like the Greek god Cronus, some stars are not kind to their children.
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Launch Ladies children’s book highlights the women behind space exploration

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 03:00
Space is pretty cool — and so are the women who make spaceflight possible.
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Rosetta spots major changes on comet 67P

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:00
The Rosetta mission captured moving boulders and collapsing cliffs on the surface of comet 67P between 2014 and 2016.
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New study finds martian volcano’s last eruption

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 03:00
It was around the time the dinosaurs went extinct.
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Is it time to restore Pluto’s planetary status?

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:00
Redefining the world "planet" yet again could raise the number of planets in our solar system to over 100.
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New theory suggests Mars had rings in the past

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 03:00
And Phobos could become more rings in the future.
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Lakes on Titan may fizz with nitrogen bubbles

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 03:00
A new study sheds light on a possible phenomenon on the planet-sized moon.
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This is what Kepler sees when it stares at TRAPPIST-1

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00
Pixels all the way down.
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Exploring Titan with aerial platforms

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00
This article originally appeared on Universe Today. Last week, from Monday Feb. 27th to Wednesday March 1st, NASA hosted the “Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop” at their headquarters in Washington, DC. During the course of the many presentations, speeches and addresses that made up the workshop, NASA and its affiliates shared their many proposals for the future of Solar System exploration. A very popular theme during the workshop was the exploration of Titan. In addition to be
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There’s a supernova occurring right now in NGC 5643

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00

Meet “Bob,” the second Type Ia supernova in the galaxy since 2013


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X-ray observations identify a white dwarf whipping around a black hole

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 03:00

This pair is the tightest such binary identified in the Milky Way.

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New technology finds ‘lost’ spacecraft

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 03:00
Chandrayaan-1’s orbit may be off, but it has been relocated
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Building the universe’s first supermassive black holes

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:59

Could galaxies cause black hole formation in their neighbors?

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Plans for the first spaceport are close to finalization

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 04:00
By the 2020s, NASA and other ISS partners are planning to begin construction on an orbiting lunar outpost.
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Hubble solves the mystery bulge at the center of the Milky Way

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 04:00
Our supermassive black hole has been on a diet for millions of years… but when did it last splurge?
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This is where stardust comes from

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:00

Astronomers have spotted dust from some of the universe’s earliest supernovae, which are responsible for the elements in our Sun and solar system today.  The answer is not Joni Mitchell.

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Kepler provides more information about TRAPPIST-1

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 04:00
The spacecraft gives us another look at our cool new neighbor.
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Pulsars may be churning out small reserves of antimatter

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 04:00

Long purported as possible proof of dark matter, an observed excess of antimatter might actually be due to pulsars instead.


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