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May 28, 2015

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May 28, 2015

Asteroid Research Benefits from Gaia Satellite Mission

May 20, 2015 — Astronomical research on asteroids, i.e. minor planets, is also benefiting from the large-scale Gaia mission of the European Space Agency (ESA). Even though the astrometry satellite's main ... read more

May 15, 2015 — Scientists have conducted a simulation that explains the collision between two clusters of galaxies. Clusters of galaxies are the biggest objects that exist in the universe. They are collections of ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Astronomers have captured for the first time snapshots of fledgling white dwarf stars beginning their slow-paced, 40-million-year migration from the crowded center of an ancient star cluster to the ... read more

May 14, 2015 — The discovery of a 'left-handed' magnetic field that pervades the universe could help explain a long standing mystery -- the absence of cosmic ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Astronomers have partially solved an epic whodunit: what kills galaxies so that they can no longer produce new ... read more

May 13, 2015 — A team of astronomers has conducted spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space Telescope. The investigations focused on the ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered a new class of 'dark' globular star clusters around the giant galaxy Centaurus A. These mysterious objects look similar to normal clusters, but contain much more ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Using sensitive observations from the Kepler space telescope, astronomers have uncovered evidence of daily weather cycles on six extra-solar planets seen to exhibit different phases. Such phase ... read more

May 12, 2015 — NASA laboratory experiments suggest the dark material coating some geological features of Jupiter's moon Europa is likely sea salt from a subsurface ocean, discolored by exposure to radiation. ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Magnetic fields easily penetrate matter. Creating a space practically devoid of magnetic fields thus presents a great challenge. An international team of physicists has now developed a shielding that ... read more

May 7, 2015 — New observations of a recently exploded star are confirming supercomputer model predictions made at Caltech that the deaths of stellar giants are lopsided affairs in which debris and the stars' ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Scientists using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered that the immense halo of gas enveloping the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest massive galactic neighbor, is about six times larger and ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered what may be the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born: an incredibly massive, extremely dense, yet star-free cloud of molecular ... read more

May 7, 2015 — New research strongly suggests that water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth. The quantity of water on Earth is not ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Researchers have shown for the first time that cosmic hot spots, such as those near stars, could be excellent environments for the creation of molecular precursors to ... read more

May 5, 2015 — Astronomers have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5 percent of its present age. Age and distance are vitally connected in any discussion of ... read more

May 3, 2015 — A group of unusual giant black holes may be consuming excessive amounts of matter, according to a new study. This finding may help astronomers understand how the largest black holes were able to grow ... read more

May 1, 2015 — A team of highly determined high school students discovered a never-before-seen pulsar. Further observations by astronomers using the GBT revealed that this pulsar has the widest orbit of any around ... read more

May 1, 2015 — The discovery of a strange exoplanet orbiting very close to a small cool star 500 light years away is challenging ideas about how planets ... read more

May 1, 2015 — The 20 most popular exoplanets have been made available for naming proposals from registered clubs and non-profit ... read more

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