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Astronomy

Big Bang theory may be wrong according to new study

By On September 10, 2014

This new image from the VLT Survey Telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in northern Chile shows a vast collection of stars, the globular cluster Messier 54. This cluster looks very similar to… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

Hubble Finds Supernova Companion Star after Two Decades of Searching

By On September 10, 2014

Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova. The discovery confirms a long-held theory that the supernova, dubbed SN 1993J, occurred inside what… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

NASA’s Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

By On August 28, 2014

NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the… Read More

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Mars

NASA Completes Key Review of World’s Most Powerful Rocket in Support of Journey to Mars

By On August 27, 2014

NASA officials Wednesday announced they have completed a rigorous review of the Space Launch System (SLS) — the heavy-lift, exploration class rocket under development to take humans beyond Earth orbit and to… Read More

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Astronomy

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy

By On August 27, 2014

Astronomers have uncovered for the first time the earliest stages of a massive galaxy forming in the young Universe. The discovery was made possible through combining observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

Scientists uses Cosmic Lens to view most distant Merging Galaxies

By On August 26, 2014

Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), and many other telescopes on the ground and in space, an international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that… Read More

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Astronomy

Researchers have created a 3D model of the Sun: from the core to the surface

By On August 26, 2014

A team at the Astrophysics, Instrumentation and Modeling Laboratory (CEA/CNRS/Université Paris Diderot) has successfully modeled, in 3D, the effects of gravity waves in an extremely comprehensive simulation of the Sun, from its… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

Rosetta Probe has successfully initiated orbit with Comet 67P

By On August 6, 2014

After 12 years the ESA Rosetta Probe has established a successful orbit around a giant boulder in space. This is an historic occasion, this is the first time humanity has made orbit with a Comet. It’s… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

ALMA Finds Double Star with Weird and Wild Planet-forming Discs

By On July 31, 2014

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have found wildly misaligned planet-forming gas discs around the two young stars in the binary system HK Tauri. These new ALMA observations provide the… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

New mass map of a distant galaxy cluster is the most precise yet

By On July 28, 2014

Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble’s Frontier Fields observing programme, the map shows… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

New observations reveal how stardust forms around a supernova

By On July 9, 2014

A group of astronomers has been able to follow stardust being made in real time — during the aftermath of a supernova explosion. For the first time they show that these cosmic… Read More

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NASA

NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft has officially entered interstellar space, new data confirms

By On July 8, 2014

New data has confirmed that NASA‘s Voyager 1 spacecraft has indeed entered into interstellar space. “All is not quiet around Voyager,” said Don Gurnett of the University of Iowa, Iowa City, the… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

NASA study: Ocean on Saturn’s Moon, Titan, could be as salty as the Dead Sea

By On July 3, 2014

Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini mission have firm evidence the ocean inside Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, might be as salty as the Earth’s Dead Sea. The new results come from a… Read More

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Science and Astronomy

Swiftly moving gas streamer eclipses supermassive black hole

By On June 19, 2014

Astronomers have discovered strange and unexpected behaviour around the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548. The international team of researchers detected a clumpy gas stream flowing quickly… Read More

Science and Astronomy

Astronomers discover first Thorne-Żytkow object, a bizarre type of hybrid star

By On June 5, 2014

In a discovery decades in the making, scientists have detected the first of a “theoretical” class of stars first proposed in 1975 by physicist Kip Thorne and astronomer Anna Żytkow. Thorne-Żytkow objects… Read More