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Failed stars host powerful aurora displays

Brown dwarf stars host powerful aurora displays just like planets, astronomers have discovered.

The so-called failed stars, which are difficult to detect and also remain hard to classify, are too massive to be planet…

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Deep space images shed light on dark matter

New images of deep space are helping to shed light on dark matter, the invisible material that accounts for more than 80…

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Researchers find that Earth’s magnetic shield is 500 million years older than previously thought

An older geomagnetic field suggests an early start to plate tectonics

The directional information is stored in microscopic grains inside magnetite- a naturally occurring magnetic iron oxide.…

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Caltech Astronomers Unveil a Distant Protogalaxy Connected to the Cosmic Web

A team of astronomers led by Caltech has discovered a giant swirling disk of gas 10 billion light-years away—a galaxy-in…

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Old Astronomic Riddle on the Way to Be Solved

Scientists at the University of Basel were able to identify for the first time a molecule responsible for the absorption…

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Super-bright supernova with extreme burst of gamma radiation

Astronomers from the Niels Bohr Institute have observed a super-bright supernova association with a very unusual long la…

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Astronomers Discover 854 Ultra-Dark Galaxies in the Famous Coma Cluster

Led by Stony Brook's Jin Koda, PhD, the discovery surpasses the 2014 find by more than 800

The Subaru Telescope revealed that these dark galaxies contain old stellar populations and shows a spatial distribution …

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York scientists unlock secrets of stars through aluminium

Physicists at the University of York have revealed a new understanding of nucleosynthesis in stars, providing insight in…

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Neutron star’s echoes give astronomers a new measuring stick

Circinus X-1 is a freak of the Milky Way. Located in the plane of the galaxy, Circinus X-1 is the glowing husk of a bina…

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Dust pillars of destruction reveal impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution

Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar ma…

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Seeing a Supernova in a New Light

The researchers collected observations ranging from the energetic X-ray and UV all the way to the radio wavelengths, the…

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Astronomers find a massive black hole that outgrew its galaxy

Astronomers have spotted a super-sized black hole in the early universe that grew much faster than its host galaxy

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Gaia satellite and amateur astronomers spot one in a billion star

The system, named Gaia14aae, is located about 730 light years away in the Draco constellation. It was discovered by

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Discovery shows what the solar system looked like as a ‘toddler’

Astronomers have discovered a disc of planetary debris surrounding a young sun-like star that shares remarkable similari…

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Astronomers create array of Earth-like planet models

To sort out the biological intricacies of Earth-like planets, astronomers have developed computer models that examine ho…

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Astronomers predict fireworks from a close encounter of the stellar kind

Astronomers are predicting a close encounter between a stellar remnant the size of a city and one of the brightest stars in the Milky Way.

Astronomers are predicting a close encounter between a stellar remnant the size of a city and one of the brightest stars…

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Red dwarf burns off planet’s hydrogen giving it massive comet-like tail

Depicted in an image by Mark Garlick and issued by the University of Warwick, it has been suggested that low-mass exopla…

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Distant Black Hole Wave Twists Like Giant Whip

Fast-moving magnetic waves emanating from a distant supermassive black hole undulate like a whip whose handle is being s…

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Astronomers Find Best Observational Evidence of First-generation Stars in the Universe

UC Riverside astronomers confirm discovery of CR7, the brightest distant galaxy, and signs of Population III stars

These massive, brilliant, and previously purely theoretical stars were the creators of the first heavy elements in histo…

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New model of cosmic stickiness favors “Big Rip” demise of universe

The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate. That is because for decades cosmo…

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