Under the stellar sea: Hubble captures a Cosmic Reef

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/19/2020 - 04:00

In celebration of 30 years in space, the Hubble Space Telescope has released a stunning image of the great Cosmic Reef, which includes a bright star-forming region located just offshore.   

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Astronomers re-create the formation of Jupiter’s Galilean moons using new theory

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/18/2020 - 04:00

The study of exoplanets has revolutionized our understanding of how planets are born and evolve. And now, a new theory applies those insights closer to home.

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The Sky This Week from May 15 to 22

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 05/15/2020 - 04:00
Catch asteroids, comets, and a planetary conjunction in the sky this week.
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Is the Big Bang In crisis?

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 05/14/2020 - 04:00
Stubborn problems with dark matter, dark energy, and cosmic expansion have some astronomers rethinking what we know about the early universe.
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Why is this galaxy shaped like a boomerang?

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 05/13/2020 - 04:00
X marks the spot: New observations reveal the hidden treasure of strange “X-galaxies.”
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A meteorite killed a man in Iraq in 1888, historic records suggest

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 05/12/2020 - 04:00
Scientists searching through Ottoman Empire records found letters from high-ranking officials that describe a large fireball followed by meteorites that struck a village.
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How a long-gone Apollo rocket returned to Earth

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:00
An amateur astronomer’s discovery kicked off a Space Age detective story.
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