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October 7, 2015

Oct. 1, 2015 — When a star collapses forming a black hole, a space-time singularity is created wherein the laws of Physics no longer work. In 1965 Sir Roger Penrose presented a theorem where he associated that ... read more

High-Powered Telescope Designed to Explore Origins of Universe Moving Toward 'First Light'

Sep. 30, 2015 — An effort to peer into the origins of the universe with the most effective instrument ever used in the effort is taking a big step forward, as scientists begin shipping a two-story-tall microwave ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — Observations revealed that the unusually large magnetosphere around an O-type star called NGC 1624-2 contains a raging storm of extreme stellar winds and dense plasma that gobbles up X-rays before ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — This new image of the rose-colored star forming region Messier 17 was captured by the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. It is one of ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — The center of our Milky Way galaxy is a mysterious place. Not only is it thousands of light-years away, it's also cloaked in so much dust that most stars within are rendered invisible. Harvard ... read more

Sep. 22, 2015 — Bugs are winning out, and that's a good thing according to NASA's Human Research Program. As part of NASA's One-Year Mission, researchers are studying how microbes living on ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Astronomers analyzing new images of 'X-shaped galaxies' conclude that their peculiar shape is less-commonly caused by mergers than was thought. This result could lower the level of ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Astronomers have found evidence for a new intermediate-mass black hole about 5,000 times the mass of the sun. The discovery adds one more candidate to the list of potential medium-sized black holes, ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Astronomers have provided additional evidence that a pair of closely orbiting black holes deep in the Virgo constellation is causing the rhythmic flashes of light coming from quasar PG 1302-102. ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Twenty years after they were first discovered, 'hot Jupiters', gas giant planets that orbit very close to their star, are still enigmatic objects. Astronomers have now shown that such ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — The Sculptor Dwarf Galaxy is a close neighbor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Despite their close proximity, both galaxies have very distinct histories and characters. This galaxy is much smaller and ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — A team of astronomers has given us our best view yet of an exoplanet moving in its orbit around a distant ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — An accidental find of a collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system could give us a rare glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. Astronomers have found large discs of dust around ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Earth's gravity has influenced the orientation of thousands of faults that form in the lunar surface as the moon shrinks, according to new ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — A global ocean lies beneath the icy crust of Saturn's geologically active moon Enceladus, according to new research using data from NASA's Cassini ... read more

Rosetta Mission: Ptolemy Sniffs Next Piece of the Comet Puzzle

Sep. 15, 2015 — New results from Ptolemy -- an instrument on the Rosetta mission’s Philae lander, suggest that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko may be giving of different gases from different parts of its surface, ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — The quest for potentially habitable planets is often interpreted as the search for an Earth twin. And yet, some rocky planets outside our Solar System may in fact be more promising candidates for ... read more

Sep. 13, 2015 — Astronomers have successfully peered through the 'amniotic sac' of a star that is still forming to observe the innermost region of a burgeoning solar system for the first ... read more

Sep. 11, 2015 — The first massive binary star, epsilon Lupi, in which both stars have magnetic fields has been discovered by a PhD candidate. A binary star is a star system consisting of two or more stars, orbiting ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Tides flowing in a subsurface ocean of molten rock, or magma, could explain why Jupiter's moon Io appears to have its volcanoes in the 'wrong' place. New NASA research implies that ... read more

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