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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

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. 16, 2015 — For the first time in the world, using the newly installed 'Plasma Simulator' researchers have simulated deuterium plasma turbulence in the Large Helical Device. From this result, we have ... 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 — 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. 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 — 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

Medicines Do Not Seem to Degrade Faster in Space

Nov. 10, 2015 — The results of an opportunistic, pilot-scale study suggest that medication degradation on the ISS does not differ from what is typically seen on ... 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. 9, 2015 — Scientists have combined dynamical, thermal, and chemical models of the Moon's formation to explain the relative lack of volatile elements in lunar rocks. Lunar rocks closely resemble Earth ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Buried in the shallow soft mud of a dry California lake bed, a seismometer was able to detect the tiny tilts of the ground as it was pulled up by passing dust devils. The experiment is one of the ... 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

Unlocking the Mysteries of 'Little Starlets'

Nov. 6, 2015 — For the first time, a powerful laser has been used to further our understanding of some of the most mysterious celestial objects just beyond the solar system - brown ... read more

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