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Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:30
The survey’s five-year mission is to unravel the fundamental mystery of dark energy and its impact on our universe.
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Fascinating rhythm: light pulses illuminate a rare black hole

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:30
Astronomers have succeed in accurately measuring — and thus confirming the existence of — an intermediate-mass black hole.
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As seen by Rosetta: comet surface variations

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 03:00
The comet’s head exhibits parallel linear features that resemble cliffs, its neck displays scattered boulders, and its body exhibits a multivariable terrain with peaks and valleys.
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Stardust team reports discovery of first potential interstellar space particles

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 19:00
The seven particles were perhaps created in a supernova explosion millions of years ago.
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Chandra Observatory searches for trigger of nearby supernova

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:00
Scientists ruled out that the explosion was caused by a white dwarf continuously pulling material from a companion star.
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Hubble revisits a globular cluster’s age

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:30
IC 4499’s mass lies somewhere between low-mass globulars, which show a single generation build-up, and the more complex and massive globulars, which can contain more than one generation of stars.
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Tall boulder rolls down martian hill, lands upright

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 03:00
The shadow cast by the rock in midafternoon sunlight reveals it is about 20 feet (6 meters) tall and about 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) wide.
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NuSTAR sees rare blurring of black hole light

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:00
The telescope has captured a corona collapsed in toward a black hole, with the result that the black hole’s intense gravity pulled all the light down onto its surrounding disk where material is spiraling inward.
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Cassini tracks clouds developing over a Titan sea

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:00
The renewed weather activity could finally signal the onset of summer storms that atmospheric models have long predicted.
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ALMA confirms comets forge organic molecules in their dusty atmospheres

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 03:00
These new observations provide important insights into how and where comets forge new chemicals, including intriguing organic compounds.
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White dwarfs crashing into neutron stars explain loneliest supernovae

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:00
These curious events actually may be the dominant producers of calcium in the universe.
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Pinwheel Galaxy snapped by VST

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 16:30
The new picture is among the most detailed wide-field views of this object ever taken and shows the many glowing red gas clouds in the spiral arms with particular clarity.
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Astronomers find stream of gas — 2.6 million light-years long

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:00
Scientists normally find gas inside galaxies, but here half of the gas — 15 billion times the mass of the Sun — is in the bridge.
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Astronomers find stream of gas — 2.6 million light-years long

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:00
Scientists normally find gas inside galaxies, but here half of the gas — 15 billion times the mass of the Sun — is in the bridge.
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Astronomers find stream of gas — 2.6 million light-years long

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 03:00
Scientists normally find gas inside galaxies, but here half of the gas — 15 billion times the mass of the Sun — is in the bridge.
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Hubble finds supernova star system linked to potential “zombie star”

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 18:00
The space telescope has revealed the light of a star that had lost its outer hydrogen envelope at the location of a weak 2012 supernova.
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ALMA pinpoints Pluto to help guide NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 03:00
Observed for decades with ever-larger optical telescopes on Earth and in space, astronomers are still working out Pluto’s exact position and path around our solar system.
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Planet-like object may have spent its youth as hot as a star

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:00
Astronomers have discovered an extremely cool object called WISE J0304-2705, which is part of the Y dwarf class.
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Rosetta arrives at comet destination

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 03:00
The spacecraft will spend more than a year investigating Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, including sending a lander to its surface.
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Rosetta takes comet’s temperature

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:00
The spacecraft has found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is too hot to be covered in ice and must instead have a dark dusty crust.
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