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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 12, 2016 — Scientists working with the Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) observatory have reported the discovery of the most energetic pulsed emission radiation ever detected from the ... read more

Probing Nuclear Reactions in Stars

Jan. 8, 2016 — Thanks to a new experimental technique, scientists have now measured a crucial fusion reaction, involving hydrogen and a rare isotope of oxygen, that occurs inside ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Eta Carinae, the most luminous and massive stellar system located within 10,000 light-years of Earth, is best known for an enormous eruption seen in the mid-19th century that hurled an amount of ... 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 — Astronomers are finding dozens of the fastest stars in our galaxy. When some speedy, massive stars plow through space, they can cause material to stack up in front of them in the same way that water ... 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

Jan. 4, 2016 — Strong magnetic fields are common in stars, an international group of astronomers has found, and are not rare as previously thought. These findings will dramatically impact our understanding of how ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — A recently developed method for determining a star's age needs to be recalibrated for stars older than our sun, new work from a team of astronomers indicates. This is due to new information ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — Researchers have found a new way to measure the pull of gravity at the surface of a star. For distant stars with planets orbiting them, this information is key in determining whether any of those ... read more

Twisted Magnetic Fields Give New Insights on Star Formation

Dec. 21, 2015 — Highly detailed images from the Very Large Array show that magnetic field lines are twisted into new alignments as they are dragged inward toward forming ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Rocketeers have launched the most sensitive instrument they’ve ever used to explore outer space, seeking clues to how galaxies grow with the birth of new stars, and how they stop ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — Black holes at the heart of galaxies could swell to 50 billion times the mass of the sun before losing the discs of gas they rely on to sustain themselves, according to ... 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 — A team of scientists has discovered a highly unusual planetary system comprised of a sun-like star, a dwarf star, and an enormous planet sandwiched in ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Australian astronomers have discovered the closest potentially habitable planet found outside our solar system so far, orbiting a star just 14 light years away. The planet, more than four times the ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Astronomers have found the clearest evidence yet that giant planets have recently formed around four young stars. These new worlds, each presumably several times more massive than Jupiter, were ... 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. 12, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a tiny star with a giant, cloudy storm, using data from NASA's Spitzer and Kepler space telescopes. The dark storm is akin to Jupiter's Great ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — When our galaxy was born, around 13 billion years ago, a plethora of clusters containing millions of stars emerged. But over time, they have been disappearing. However, hidden behind younger stars ... read more

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