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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

Decoding Light for Clues About Dark Matter

May 29, 2016 — An international team of researchers is developing an instrument that will decode the light of the night sky to understand the nature of dark ... read more

NASA Super Pressure Balloon Begins Globetrotting Journey

May 18, 2016 — NASA successfully launched a super pressure balloon on a potentially record-breaking, around-the-world test ... read more

May 16, 2016 — Astronomers have modeled the locations of the habitable zones for aging stars and how long planets can stay in ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. However, despite their prevalence, each spiral galaxy is unique -- like ... read more

May 12, 2016 — A sequence of images shows Comet 252P/LINEAR as it passed by Earth. The visit was one of the closest encounters between a comet and our ... read more

May 12, 2016 — A faint blue galaxy nicknamed Leoncino, or 'little lion,' about 30 million light-years from Earth and located in the constellation Leo Minor has been identified by astronomers as possessing ... read more

May 11, 2016 — The four planets of the Kepler-223 star system seem to have little in common with the planets of Earth's own solar system. And yet a new study shows that the Kepler-223 system is trapped in an ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Astronomers have made a 3D map of 3000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth, and found that Einstein's general theory of relativity is still ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Astrophysicists have detected an intense wind from one of the closest known black holes to the ... read more

May 6, 2016 — Astronomers have discovered an unusually shaped structure in two nearby disc galaxies. Scientists recently developed new imaging software, making it possible to observe the double "peanut shell ... read more

May 4, 2016 — It happens only a little more than once a decade and the next chance to see it is Monday, May 9, 2016. Throughout the US, sky watchers can watch Mercury pass between Earth and the sun in a rare ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Astronomers have discovered three planets orbiting an ultracool dwarf star just 40 light-years from Earth. These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2016 — Astronomers have found a unique object that appears to be made of inner solar system material from the time of Earth's formation, billions of years ago. Observations show that C/2014 S3 ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Astronomers have observed two black holes in nearby galaxies devouring their companion stars at an extremely high rate, and spitting out matter at a quarter the speed of ... read more

Rare Transit of Mercury to Take Place on 9 May

Apr. 27, 2016 — On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Peering to the outskirts of our solar system, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, the second brightest icy dwarf planet -- after Pluto -- in the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — A giant star that exploded 30 million years ago in a galaxy near Earth had a radius prior to going supernova that was 200 times larger than our sun, say astrophysicists. The massive explosion, ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — For the first time, astronomers used echoes of light to determine the distance from a star to the inner wall of its surrounding planet-forming disk of dust and gas. Being able to exactly pinpoint the ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — The surface of Mars -- including the location of Beagle-2 -- has been shown in unprecedented detail by scientists using a revolutionary image stacking and matching technique. Exciting pictures of the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Researchers are getting closer to corner light dark-matter particle models. Observations can rule out some axion-like particles in the quest for the content of dark ... read more

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