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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Apr. 17, 2017 — Astronomers have found two ultra-compact dwarf galaxies with supermassive black holes, the second and third such galaxies found to harbor the objects. Together, the three examples suggest that black ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Researchers used the Sloan Digital Sky Survey to find evidence that the dark matter halos surrounding galaxies and galaxy clusters have a discernible ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Physicists have created a fluid with negative mass, which is exactly what it sounds like. Push it, and unlike every physical object in the world we know, it doesn't accelerate in the direction ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Starburst galaxies contain regions where stars are forming at such a breakneck rate that the galaxy is eating up its gas supply faster than it can be ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Two veteran NASA missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn, further heightening the scientific interest of these and other "ocean worlds" in ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), astronomers have revealed extraordinary details about a recently discovered far-flung member of our solar system, the planetary body ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — By examining the atomic carbon line from two young star systems -- 49 Ceti and Beta Pictoris -- researchers had found atomic carbon in the disk, the first time this observation has been made at ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Researchers have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies ... read more

Scientist Measures Brightness of the Universe With NASA's New Horizons Spacecraft

Apr. 11, 2017 — Images taken by NASA's New Horizons mission on its way to Pluto, and now the Kuiper Belt, have given scientists an unexpected tool for measuring the brightness of all the galaxies in the ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Building on efforts to tease out a new and mostly hidden feature of our galaxy, astronomers have developed WHAM, a spectrometer capable of detecting the faint, diffuse light emanating from the space ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A Great Cold Spot comparable in scale to Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot (24,000 km west-east and 12,000 km north-south) has been found on the planet. The phenomenon, only recently observed, may ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Using a giant galaxy cluster as a cosmic-scale lens, astronomers have discovered a galaxy from the early universe that they think is 'typical' of its time. This could help astronomers ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — What chemical processes in space could have created the building blocks of life is being researched by chemists. In their experiments, the scientists are simulating the conditions in space to ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Pre-supernova stars may show signs of instability for months before the big explosion, spewing material into space and creating a dense gas shell around themselves, report scientists in a new ... read more

Apr. 7, 2017 — Stellar explosions are most often associated with supernovae, the spectacular deaths of stars. But new observations provide insights into explosions at the other end of the stellar life cycle, star ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Combining theory with experiment, scientists are trying to understand how life can arise from non-life. Researchers are conducting experiments to test the idea that lifelike chemical reactions might ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — Astronomers have detected an atmosphere on another Earth-like planet. This marks the first detection of an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet other than Earth itself, and thus is a significant ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — On April 3, 2017, as Jupiter made its nearest approach to Earth in a year, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope viewed the solar system's largest planet in all of its up-close ... read more

Doubly Accelerated Electrons Detected in Collisions of Galaxy Clusters

Apr. 4, 2017 — A cosmic phenomenon resulting from the acceleration of a gas cloud by a black hole and its reacceleration by the shock waves from the merging of two galaxy clusters has been described by an ... read more

Basic Plasma Wave Physics Reshaped by NASA Observations

Mar. 31, 2017 — NASA scientists are reshaping the basic understanding of a type of wave in space known as a kinetic Alfvén ... read more

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