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In a First, Astronomers Catch a Multiple Star System in the Process of Forming

This week an international team of astronomers reports the first multiple-star system to be observed during the earliest…

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Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, h…

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Planets outside our solar system more hospitable to life than we'd thought

A study by astrophysicists at the University of Toronto suggests that exoplanets – planets outside our solar system – ar…

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Astronomers discover a replica solar system

Scientists have located an ancient solar system, dating back to the dawn of the galaxy, which appears to be a miniature …

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Gamma-ray telescope H.E.S.S. discovers three most extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in Milky Way’s satellite galaxy

Cosmic particle accelerators, mostly supernova remnants and pulsar wind nebulas, i.e. end products of massive stars, are…

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Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed

Lasting only milliseconds, the first such radio burst was discovered in 2007 by astronomers combing the Parkes data arch…

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Galactic ‘hailstorm’ in the early Universe

Astronomers have been able to peer back to the young Universe to determine how quasars – powered by supermassive black h…

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Astronomers use vanishing neutron star to measure space-time warp

In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and …

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Unusual Light Signal Yields Clues About Elusive Black Hole Merger

The central regions of many glittering galaxies, our own Milky Way included, harbor cores of impenetrable darkness—black…

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Origin of long-standing space mystery revealed

A University of Southampton researcher has helped solve a long-standing space mystery – the origin of the ‘theta aurora’.

The mystery was finally solved by studying data collected simultaneously by the European Space Agency’s Cluster and NASA…

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New paper explains methods that may lead to new insights about dark matter

A new paper, co-authored by University of Notre Dame astrophysicist Joseph Bramante, discusses how detecting imploding p…

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Cosmic Jets of Young Stars Formed by Magnetic Fields

International team of researchers uses laser light and intense magnetic fields to simulate astrophysical jets in the lab

International team of researchers uses laser light and intense magnetic fields to simulate astrophysical jets in the lab…

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Star Trek-like invisible shield found thousands of miles above Earth

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered an invisible shield some 7,200 miles above Earth that bl…

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New Telescope Lets Astronomers Peer into Distant Galaxies’ Star-Forming Centers

UMass Amherst, Mexican astronomers develop new model of star formation

Astronomers working to estimate the rate of star formation inside murky distant galaxies, those shrouded in dust clouds …

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It’s Filamentary: How Galaxies Evolve in the Cosmic Web

UC Riverside-led team proposes that filaments in the cosmic web played a critical role in the distant universe

How do galaxies like our Milky Way form, and just how do they evolve? Are galaxies affected by their surrounding enviro…

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Astronomers Discover Unique Spiral Galaxy with Twin "Jets" and "Halo"

With the help of citizen scientists, a research team that includes University of Maryland astronomers has found an impor…

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Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

One of the major problems in astronomy is measuring very large distances in the universe. The current most common method…

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Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer

During a nine-day test in February 2014 Kepler detected a single planetary transit. The newfound planet, HIP 116454b, ha…

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Stripping galaxies of interstellar gas could shut down star formation, researchers say

Scientists have observed in precise detail the stripping of gas from a distant galaxy as they seek to understand what sh…

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Researchers use real data rather than theory to measure the cosmos

For the first time researchers have measured large distances in the Universe using data, rather than calculations relate…

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