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Galaxies in the early Universe mature beyond their years

An international team of researchers, including astronomers from Swinburne University of Technology, has discovered the …

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First direct evidence of cosmic inflation supports origin theory of the universe

The detection of gravitational waves by the BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole supports the cosmic inflation theory of …

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The enigmatic Type IA Supernovae

Astrophysics fans will be treated to a public forum on Type Ia supernovae this month when eminent astrophysicist Dr Chri…

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‘Dimer molecules’ aid study of exoplanet pressure, hunt for life

Astronomers at the University of Washington have developed a new method of gauging the atmospheric pressure of exoplanet…

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Lasers to clean up space junk

The new CRC will help scientists find and track tiny pieces of debris orbiting the Earth, which pose serious risk of col…

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Distant black hole is spinning at half the speed of light

Astronomers at the University of Michigan have for the first time directly measured the spin of a distant supermassive b…

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A Small Step Toward Discovering Habitable Earths

University of Arizona researchers snapped images of a planet outside our solar system with an Earth-based telescope usin…

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Physicist’s Work with Quarks May Resolve Unanswered Questions about Universe

The discovery may provide fresh insights into the Standard Model of particle physics and resolve unanswered questions ab…

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When a black hole shreds a star, a bright flare tells the story

New study shows what happens during the destruction of a star as it falls into a black hole, contradicting a 2012 report of the disruption of an exotic helium star

New study shows what happens during the destruction of a star as it falls into a black hole, contradicting a 2012 report…

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NuSTAR Reveals Radioactive Matter in Supernova Remnant

New details suggest how massive stars explode

Using its X-ray vision to observe what is left of a massive star that exploded long ago, NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Te…

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Closing the ‘free will’ loophole

MIT researchers propose using distant quasars to test Bell’s theorem.

Such a quantum view would allow for seemingly counterintuitive phenomena such as entanglement, in which the measurement …

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Water vapor discovered for the first time around an asteroid

An international team, including researchers from CNRS and the Paris Observatory at LESIA and at IMCEE, has discovered i…

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NOvA experiment sees first long-distance neutrinos

The detector in Ash River, Minn., is operated by the University of Minnesota

The NUMI Off-Axis electron neutrino Appearance, or NOvA, experiment consists of two huge particle detectors placed 500 m…

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Astronomers discover oldest star

A team of astronomers, led by the Australian National University (ANU), has discovered the oldest known star in the univ…

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Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team o…

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Asteroid Diversity Points to a "Snow Globe" Solar System

Our solar system seems like a neat and orderly place, with small, rocky worlds near the Sun and big, gaseous worlds fart…

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Gaia-ESO data show Milky Way may have formed ‘inside-out’, and provide new insight into Galactic evolution

Research on first data release from Gaia-ESO project suggests the Milky Way formed by expanding out from the centre, and…

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U.Va. Study Using ALMA Telescope Reveals Supernova Dust Factory

Galaxies can be remarkably dusty places, and supernovas are thought to be a primary source of that dust, especially in t…

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Swift Satellite observes new, 'exceptionally close' exploding star

An exceptionally close exploding star, discovered on Jan. 21, is the focus of observatories on Earth and in orbit, inclu…

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Distance to remote galaxies can now be measured to 1 percent accuracy

The distance to a set of 1.2 million galaxies that are more than 6 billion light years away from Earth has been measured…

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