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Storms on Uranus, Neptune Confined to Upper Atmosphere

Shedding light on a long-standing mystery surrounding the cloudy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, scientists at the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab have discovered that the massive jet streams and weather phenomena associated with them appear to be ripples on the surface rather than extending deep into the planets' interior.

Shedding light on a long-standing mystery surrounding the cloudy worlds of Uranus and Neptune, scientists at the UA’s Lu…

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UA-Led Asteroid Mission is a Go

NASA has given the final approval and go-ahead for OSIRIS-REx, the first-ever sample return mission to an asteroid led by the United States.

For the first time in space-exploration history, the mission will travel to and return pristine samples of a carbonaceou…

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Billion-year-old water could hold clues to life on Earth and Mars

A UK-Canadian team of scientists has discovered ancient pockets of water, which have been isolated deep underground for …

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New telescope brings distant galaxies into sharp focus

Durham University astronomers have played a key role in research using a powerful new telescope to bring images of the d…

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HiRISE Mars Camera Reveals Hundreds of Impacts Each Year

Taking before and after pictures of Martian terrain, researchers of the UA-led HiRISE imaging experiment have identified almost 250 fresh impact craters on the Red Planet. The results suggest Mars gets pummeled by space rocks less frequently than previously thought, as scientists relied on cratering rates of the moon for their estimates.

Researchers have identified 248 new impact sites on parts of the Martian surface in the past decade, using images from t…

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Herschel bows out with study that shows early galaxies ‘cooler’ than predicted

Physicists analysing observations from the Herschel Space Observatory have shown that galaxies in the early Universe wer…

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New Method of Finding Planets Scores its First Discovery

A team at Tel Aviv University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) has just discovered an exoplanet…

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Vanderbilt’s role in new planet-finding space mission

A team of Vanderbilt astronomers headed by Keivan Stassun will play a key role in the planet-seeking space telescope tha…

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New analysis suggests wind, not water, formed mound on Mars

A roughly 3.5-mile high Martian mound that scientists suspect preserves evidence of a massive lake might actually have f…

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Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars

Compact galaxy packs big star-making punch

Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolut…

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Birth of a Black Hole

A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal something never seen before: the birth of a black hole.

A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal something never seen before: the birth of a black hole.

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Water in Jupiter's upper atmosphere comes from SL9 comet

Nearly all the water present in Jupiter's upper atmosphere today comes from the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, which collided w…

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Star factory in the early Universe challenges galaxy evolution theory

A team including Dr Mat Page has discovered an extremely distant galaxy making stars more than 2000 times faster than ou…

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Two Water Worlds for the Price of One

In our solar system, only one planet is blessed with an ocean: Earth. Our home world is a rare, blue jewel compared to t…

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Planets in Kepler-37 star system designated ‘UGA-1785’ by NASA

The University of Georgia and its Franklin College of Arts and Sciences received the honor after the Kepler mission, NAS…

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Astronomers Discover Massive Star Factory in Early Universe

Star-forming galaxy is the most distant ever found

a team of astronomers, which includes several from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), has discovered a du…

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9-Year-Old Names Target Asteroid of UA-Led NASA Mission

Inspired by the spacecraft's "heron-like" appearance, a 9-year-old submitted the winning entry for a more memorable name of asteroid 1999 RQ36, from which the UA-led NASA mission OSIRIS-REx will scoop up a sample and return it to Earth in 2023.

Inspired by the spacecraft's "heron-like" appearance, a 9-year-old submitted the winning entry for a more memorable name…

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A heavyweight for Einstein

Observations of the most massive neutron star confirm Einstein's Relativity Theory

An international research team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy used a collection of…

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