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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 19, 2015 — By combining theory and observation, astrophysicists may have solved one of the ultimate mysteries about stars: what causes Type 1a supernovae, stellar explosions that can outshine whole galaxies. ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey, using one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, have discovered eight more faint celestial objects hovering near our Milky Way ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — A spectacular galaxy collision has been discovered lurking behind the Milky Way. The closest such system ever found, the galaxy is only 30 million light years away. It has been dubbed ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — Several exploding stars have been found outside the cozy confines of galaxies, where most stars reside. These wayward supernovae are also weird because they exploded billions of years before their ... read more

Aug. 13, 2015 — One of the best ways to learn how our solar system evolved is to look to younger star systems in the early stages of development. Now, a team of astronomers has discovered a Jupiter-like planet ... read more

Protons and Antiprotons Appear to Be True Mirror Images

Aug. 12, 2015 — In a stringent test of a fundamental property of the standard model of particle physics, known as CPT symmetry, researchers have made the most precise measurements so far of the charge-to-mass ratio ... read more

Aug. 10, 2015 — Astronomers studying more than 200,000 galaxies have measured the energy generated within a large portion of space more precisely than ever before. This represents the most comprehensive assessment ... read more

Aug. 7, 2015 — The evening of Wednesday 12 August into the morning of Thursday 13 August sees the annual maximum of the Perseid meteor shower. This year, a new moon makes prospects for watching this natural ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe's largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. Hubble Space Telescope's ... read more

Aug. 6, 2015 — Astronomers have produced the best constraint ever of the gravitational constant measured outside of our Solar ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered a giant swirling disk of gas 10 billion light-years away -- a galaxy-in-the-making that is actively being fed cool primordial gas tracing back to the Big Bang. The finding ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. The simulation shows ... read more

Aug. 5, 2015 — Lithium, the lightest metal, used in batteries and mood-stabilising drugs, is rarer than it should be. Models of the period after the Big Bang explain how it, hydrogen and helium were synthesised in ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Astronomers have observed the nearby large spiral galaxy M81, together with its two brightest neighbors. The team obtained deep and super wide-field images of the galaxies and discovered that the ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — Astronomers have found what appears to be the largest feature in the observable universe: a ring of nine gamma ray bursts -- and hence galaxies - 5 billion light years ... read more

Aug. 4, 2015 — A super-dense star formed in the aftermath of a supernova explosion is shooting out powerful jets of material into space, research suggests. It was previously thought that the only objects in the ... read more

Aug. 3, 2015 — Physicists have directly observed, for the first time, how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build up clusters particle by particle. This process can lead to the ... read more

Weather Reports on the Sun Could Lead to Safer Space Travel

Aug. 3, 2015 — Astronauts could one day tune in to the morning’s space weather report to see whether they should take that trip to Mars. New research has revealed for the first time that magnetic waves travelling ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Astronomers have teased out a secret planetary system hiding in the arms of Cassiopea, just 21 light years away from us. The remarkable system, named HD219134, hosts one outer giant planet and three ... read more

July 30, 2015 — Researchers have created a new map of the Milky Way that shows nearly a third of the stars have dramatically changed their ... read more

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