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Lawrence Livermore 'space cops' to help control traffic in space

A team of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists are using mini-satellites that work as space cops to help co…

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Massive Exoplanets May be More Earth-Like Than Thought

“Super-Earths” likely to have both oceans and continents

Massive terrestrial planets, called “super-Earths,” are known to be common in our galaxy, the Milky Way. Now a Northwest…

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Innovative handheld mineral analyser – ‘the first of its kind’

University of Leicester academic Dr Graeme Hansford to develop inventive new device in collaboration with Bruker Elemental

The analyser will allow rapid mineral identification and quantification in the field through a combination of X-ray diff…

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Scotland centre-stage in mission to probe origin of the Universe

Scottish scientists will be at the heart of a completely new type of space mission that will detect the ripples in space…

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A rare crash at the Milky Way's core: U-Michigan astronomers could be the first to see it

University of Michigan astronomers could be the first to witness a rare collision expected to happen at the center of th…

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Alive and well inside dwarf galaxies: massive black holes

Dwarf galaxies may be small, but astronomers now know that they can hold massive black holes. Yale astronomer Marla Geha…

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Tiny (but ultra bright) quartet of ancient galaxies takes astronomers by surprise

Combining the power of two major NASA space telescopes, astronomers have found four young, exceptionally bright galaxies…

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Out of this world first light images emerge from Gemini Planet Imager

After nearly a decade of development, construction and testing, the world’s most advanced instrument for directly imagin…

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Quasars illuminate swiftly swirling clouds around galaxies

A new study of light from quasars has provided astronomers with illuminating insights into the swirling clouds of gas th…

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Galaxies in groups are running out of fuel

Astronomers at Swinburne University of Technology and their international collaborators have found evidence that galaxie…

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Powerful Ancient Explosions Explain New Class of Supernovae

Study by UCSB scientist finds they likely originate from the creation of magnetars

Astronomers affiliated with the Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS) have discovered two of the brightest and most distant sup…

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Fast Radio Bursts Might Come From Nearby Stars

These cosmic chirps last for only a thousandth of a second. The characteristics of the radio pulses suggested that they …

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Gaia displays the Milky Way in 3D

Gaia will spend the next five years examining one billion stars. The space probe will measure the distance between these…

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Scientists solve a decades-old mystery in the Earth's upper atmosphere

New research published in the journal Nature resolves decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely…

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Swift satellite catches a hundred thousand new cosmic X-ray sources

Astronomers from University of Leicester provide new insights into cosmic phenomena

An international team led from the University of Leicester has published a major list of celestial X-ray sources in the …

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UA Astronomers Discover Planet That Shouldn't Be There

The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-Sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system came to be.

An international team of astronomers, led by a University of Arizona graduate student, has discovered the most distantly…

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IceCube provides proof of neutrinos from the cosmos – Start of the neutrino astronomy era

IceCube particle detector at the South Pole discovers 28 high-energy neutrinos / Publication in Science

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole was the first to discover ultrahigh-energy neutrinos which most likel…

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New technique measures mass of exoplanets

Method will help scientists determine the mass of exoplanets that are not measurable in any other way.

Method will help scientists determine the mass of exoplanets that are not measurable in any other way

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ASTRONOMERS REVEAL MYSTERY OF BRIGHTEST EVER GAMMA-RAY BURST

New research explains celestial phenomenon recorded earlier this year

For the first time, a team of astronomers from around the world, including experts from the University of Leicester, hav…

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Subtle Signs of Water on Faraway Planets

Using the powerful eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two University of Maryland-led teams of scientists have found f…

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