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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Nov. 18, 2015 — A researcher has measured what could be the highest concentration of dark matter in any known ... read more

Gravity, Who Needs It?

Nov. 18, 2015 — What happens to your body in space? NASA's Human Research Program has been unfolding answers for over a decade. Space is a dangerous, unfriendly place. The risks for a Mars mission are many, but ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Capturing sharp images of distant objects is difficult, largely due to atmospheric turbulence, the mixing of hot and cold air. But researchers captured the first photo of a planet in the making, a ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — ESO's VISTA survey telescope has spied a horde of previously hidden massive galaxies that existed when the universe was in its infancy. By discovering and studying more of these galaxies than ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation.The atmosphere of the planet, Kepler-438b, is thought to have been stripped away as a result of radiation ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A high-performance computing researcher has predicted a physical effect that would help physicists and astronomers provide fresh evidence of the correctness of Einstein's general theory of ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — In many ways stars are like living beings. They're born; they live; they die. And they even have a heartbeat. Using a novel technique, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Winds of over 2km per second have been discovered flowing around planet outside of the Earth's solar system, new research has ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered the first gamma-ray pulsar in a galaxy other than our own. The object sets a new record for the most luminous gamma-ray pulsar ... read more

Nov. 13, 2015 — An atmospheric haze around a faraway planet -- like the one which probably shrouded and cooled the young Earth -- could show that the world is potentially habitable, or even be a sign of life ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — New observations made near the south pole of Titan by NASA's Cassini spacecraft add to the evidence that winter comes in like a lion on this moon of ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — A new machine-learning simulation system promises cosmologists an expanded suite of galaxy models -- a necessary first step to developing more accurate and relevant insights into the formation of the ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered some of the oldest stars in the galaxy, whose chemical composition and movements could tell us what the universe was like soon after the Big ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The collection of rocky planets orbiting distant stars has just grown by one, and the latest discovery is the most intriguing one to date. The newfound world, although hot as an oven, is cool enough ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — The sight of an asteroid being ripped apart by a dead star and forming a glowing debris ring has been captured in an image for the first time.Comprised of dust particles and debris, the rings are ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — The planet Mercury is being pelted regularly by bits of dust from an ancient comet, a new study has concluded. This has a discernible effect in the planet's tenuous atmosphere and may lead to a ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — The long, shallow grooves lining the surface of Phobos are likely early signs of the structural failure that will ultimately destroy this moon of ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A professor of planetary astronomy has described a simple 'planet test' that can be readily applied to bodies orbiting the sun and other stars. According to this new test, all eight solar ... read more

Close-Up View of Galaxies Prompts Re-Think on Star Formation

Nov. 10, 2015 — Astronomers have identified for the first time one of the key components of many stars, a study suggests. A type of gas found in the voids between galaxies -- known as atomic gas -- appears to be ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The CALorimetric Electron Telescope (CALET) investigation will rely on the instrument to track the trajectory of cosmic ray particles and measure their charge and energy. The instrument is optimized ... read more

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