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The Northern sky in the light of neutral hydrogen

Radio astronomers present the Effelsberg-Bonn HI-Survey

Hydrogen is THE ELEMENT of the universe. Consisting of a single proton and an electron it is the simplest and most abund…

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Dispatches from the middle ages of the universe

MAGIC telescopes measure gamma radiation from a remote galaxy

For the first time, scientists have observed gamma radiation from a well-known distant galaxy. In the center of the acti…

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Difficult birth for the universe provides clues to particle physics mystery

After studying why the universe did not collapse during its birth, researchers are closer to finding a missing piece in …

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RESEARCH TEAM FINDS DETAILED RECORD OF MYSTERIOUS FAST RADIO BURST

Signal Identified by Carnegie Mellon’s Hsiu-Hsien Lin Sheds New Light on Origin of Enigmatic Radio Waves

Fast Radio Bursts, brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves from the distant universe, have baffled astronome…

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Exiled exoplanet likely kicked out of star’s neighborhood

Such planets are of interest because in its youth, our own solar system may have had planets that were kicked out of the…

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New exoplanet in our neighborhood

Though likely uninhabitable, planet is rocky, Earth-sized, and near enough for study of its atmosphere.

The new planet, named GJ 1132b, is Earth-sized and rocky, orbiting a small star located a mere 39 light-years from Earth…

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UAH professor’s laser-based space energy system generates a patent

The system could be configured to provide energy to other spacecraft or for application of the delivered energy to maxim…

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UW scientists are the first to simulate 3-D exotic clouds on an exoplanet

Scientists have catalogued nearly 2,000 exoplanets around stars near and far. While most of these are giant and inhospit…

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Shock waves at Saturn could reveal secrets of exploding stars

The Cassini space probe has detected unusually strong shock waves near Saturn, similar to those driven by supernovae.

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Smallest galaxies are yielding big answers

An international research team led by Yale University postdoctoral researcher Hakim Atek recently discovered more than 2…

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Eleven year cosmic search leads to black hole rethink

One hundred years since Einstein proposed gravitational waves as part of his general theory of relativity, an 11-year se…

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Astronomical survey reveals spectacular galaxy halos

A study of spiral galaxies seen edge-on has revealed that halos of cosmic rays and magnetic fields above and below the

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NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected find…

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MILKY WAY-LIKE GALAXIES MAY HAVE EXISTED IN THE EARLY UNIVERSE

Large-Scale Simulation Provides Theoretical Evidence of Early Disk Galaxies

A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Wa…

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Detection of gamma rays from a newly discovered dwarf galaxy may point to dark matter

Scientists have detected for the first time gamma rays emanating from a dwarf galaxy. Such a detection may be the signal…

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‘Kathryn’s wheel’ collision lights up galaxy

A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are slamming into each other, producing a colourful firework display

A spectacular collision between galaxies has been spotted near the Milky Way. Two small star systems are slamming into e…

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Astronomers witness assembly of galaxies in the early Universe for the first time

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Cambridge have detected the most distant clouds of star-fo…

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Salt flat indicates some of the last vestiges of surface water on Mars, CU-Boulder study finds

Mars turned cold and dry long ago, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered evidence of an …

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Astronomers Discover ‘Young Jupiter’ Exoplanet

Stony Brook PhD student’s work with recycled planetary dust brings context to the international scientific team’s finding published in Science

The finding could serve as a decoder ring for astronomers to understand how planets formed around our sun because one of…

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Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

The findings illuminate for astronomers important similarities between galaxies of vastly different scales. And because …

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