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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Dec. 17, 2015 — The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick, doughnut-shaped disks of gas and dust. This deep-space doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — An outburst from a distant quasar known as PKS 1441+25 in April of this year gave astronomers at the gamma-ray telescope VERITAS an opportunity to measure the density of the optical 'fog' ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — In April 2015, after traveling for about half the age of the universe, a flood of powerful gamma rays from a distant galaxy slammed into Earth's atmosphere. That torrent generated a cascade of ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — ESO telescopes have provided an international team of astronomers with the gift of the third dimension in a plus-sized hunt for the largest gravitationally bound structures in the Universe — galaxy ... read more

Dec. 14, 2015 — The Large Underground Xenon (LUX) dark matter experiment, which operates nearly a mile underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility in the Black Hills of South Dakota, has already proven ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Observations with the upgraded VLA radio telescope provide strong support for a proposed mechanism by which solar flares accelerate particles to nearly the speed of ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Extremely bright supernovas, called hypernovae, have been linked to gamma-ray bursts, but theorists have struggled to explain how a collapsing massive star could produce a magnetic field a million ... read more

Nov. 26, 2015 — The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina, an international large-scale experiment to study cosmic rays, will be continued until 2025 and extended to "AugerPrime". The observatory will be ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Scientists have proposed a new type of gamma-ray spectroscope that has ideal properties for planetary exploration and asteroid ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered that a dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — A researcher has measured what could be the highest concentration of dark matter in any known ... 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. 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. 10, 2015 — New experiments have successfully excited elusive plasma waves, known as whistler-mode chorus waves, which have hitherto only been observed in the Earth's near-space ... 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

Nov. 6, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered an extremely rare radio galaxy -- a giant, with an extent of 4 million light years caught in its dying phase at an incredible distance of 9 billion light years. This ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — The Soft X-ray focusing Telescope (SXT) onboard Astrosat, India's first satellite dedicated to astronomical observations, saw its first light from an astronomical source in a distant galaxy, on ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — The biggest surprise so far in the chemical analysis of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko's atmosphere is the high proportion of oxygen molecules. While such molecules are common in the earth's ... read more

Oct. 28, 2015 — The baffling and strange behaviors of black holes have become somewhat less mysterious recently, with new observations from NASA's Explorer missions Swift and the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope ... read more

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