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Star is discovered to be a close neighbor of the sun and the coldest of its kind

Images from the space telescopes also pinpointed the object's distance at 7.2 light-years away, making it the fourth clo…

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Stanford physicist Andrei Linde awarded Kavli Prize in Astrophysics

The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics recognizes Linde's contributions in developing cosmic inflation, the theory that explains the origin and structure of the universe.

Andrei Linde, the Harold Trap Friis Professor of Physics at Stanford, has been awarded the 2014 Kavli Prize in Astrophys…

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New planet-hunting camera produces best-ever image of an alien planet, says Stanford physicist

An international project led by Stanford physics Professor Bruce Macintosh can detect Jupiter-size planets orbiting faraway stars that resemble our sun.

The hunt for planets in faraway solar systems has taken another step forward with the debut of a new planet-detecting in…

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The halo effect: galactic breakthrough sheds light on how initial stars and galaxies formed

A team of galactic archaeologists has uncovered new insights into the formation of the earliest stars and galaxies by ob…

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Granny galaxies discovered in the early Universe

An international team of astronomers have discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and …

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Cosmic Slurp: Researchers Predict Signs of Black Holes Swallowing Stars

Somewhere out in the cosmos an ordinary galaxy spins, seemingly at slumber. Then all of a sudden

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The universe in a cube

New model, spanning 13 billion years of cosmic evolution, makes important advances.

A massive computer simulation has produced a model of the universe’s evolution with new accuracy in some important measu…

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Cosmologists at Penn Weigh Cosmic Filaments and Voids

Cosmologists have established that much of the stuff of the universe is made of dark matter, a mysterious, invisible sub…

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Misleading mineral may have led to overestimate of water in moon

Discovery of hydrogen-rich apatite in lunar rocks hinted at more watery past. Think again, says UCLA's Jeremy Boyce.

The amount of water present in the moon may have been overestimated by scientists studying the mineral apatite, says a t…

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Searching for Dark Energy with Neutrons

Gravity resonance spectroscopy, a method developed at the Vienna University of Technology, is so sensitive that it can n…

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The study of quasars reveals the most precise measurement of the expanding Universe

Astronomers from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey have used 140,000 distant quasars to measure the expansion rate of the Uni…

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Southampton scientist to help design and build the world’s largest telescope

A scientist from the University of Southampton will be helping to design and build the world’s largest telescope.

Professor Anna Scaife, from the University’s Astronomy Group, will join other UK scientists, engineers and industries in…

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Recipe for star formation discovered

An international team of astronomers has developed a novel technique to reconstruct an interstellar cloud’s three-dimens…

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Every red dwarf star has at least one planet

Three new planets classified as habitable-zone super-Earths are amongst eight new planets discovered orbiting nearby red…

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A river of plasma, guarding against the sun

MIT scientists identify a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against solar storms.

MIT scientists identify a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against solar storms

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Hubble Finds That Monster 'El Gordo' Galaxy Cluster Is Bigger Than Thought

By precisely measuring how much the gravity from the cluster's mass warps images of far-more-distant background galaxies…

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Galactic gas caused by colliding comets suggests mystery ‘shepherd’ exoplanet

Latest research has uncovered a massive clump of carbon monoxide in a young solar system. The gas is the result of near …

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Powerful supercomputer to offer a glimpse of the early universe

One of the world’s most powerful supercomputers is to enable astrophysicists at The University of Nottingham to build a …

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NIST Gives Astronomers a Better Ruler in the Search for Extrasolar Planets

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have rejuvenated a technique for finding planets near …

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Where dwarves collide

Studying Andromeda II, astronomers observe where little galaxies come from

Galaxies grow by attracting and ingesting smaller galaxies, or by merging with other galaxies of comparable size. Now, a…

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