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February 5, 2016

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February 5, 2016

'Space Warps' and Other Citizen Science Projects Reap Major Dividends for Astrophysics

Jan. 16, 2016 — The astrophysics project Space Warps offers a compelling example of why citizen science has become such a popular tool and how valuable it can be. In a roundtable discussion with the Kavli ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Globular star clusters are extraordinary in almost every way. They're densely packed, holding a million stars in a ball only about 100 light-years across on average. They're old, dating ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, has captured the best high-energy X-ray view yet of a portion of our nearest large, neighboring galaxy, Andromeda. The space mission has ... read more

Physics Professor Using 3-D Map of the Milky Way to Determine Its Star Formation Rate

Jan. 5, 2016 — Researchers have been trying to locate all massive star formation regions and to determine where they are in the galaxy, creating a three-dimensional map of where our galaxy is forming massive ... read more

Serpentinization: Nutrients of Biological Organisms in Hydrothermal Fields

Dec. 23, 2015 — Serpentinization is potentially significant for the origin and evolution of life during the early history of Earth and possibly on other planets. The dependence of starting materials and their ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — Just in time for the release of the movie "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens," NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has photographed what looks like a cosmic, double-bladed ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured the image of the first-ever predicted supernova explosion. The reappearance of the Refsdal supernova was calculated from different models of the ... 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 — Researchers have discovered why some galaxies are “clumpy” rather than spiral in shape -- and it appears low spin is to ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — The spectacular aftermath of a 360 million year old cosmic collision is revealed in great detail in new images from ESO's Very Large Telescope at the Paranal Observatory. Among the debris is a ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — Astronomers discovered a nest of monstrous baby galaxies 11.5 billion light-years away. The young galaxies seem to reside at the junction of gigantic filaments in a web of dark matter. These findings ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Astronomers have detected a very compact and faint early galaxy that was forming 400 million years after the big ... read more

Dec. 2, 2015 — Matter known as ordinary, which makes up everything we know, corresponds to only 5% of the Universe. Approximately half of this percentage still eluded detection. Numerical simulations made it ... 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

Ground-Breaking Research Could Challenge Underlying Principles of Physics

Nov. 20, 2015 — An international team of physicists has published ground-breaking research on the decay of subatomic particles called kaons - which could change how scientists understand the formation of the ... 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. 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. 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

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