Astronomy

Scientists pinpoint Saturn with exquisite accuracy

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 05:00
The feat improves astronomers' knowledge of Saturn's orbit and benefits spacecraft navigation and basic physics research.
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Map of mysterious molecules in our galaxy sheds new light on century-old puzzle

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 05:00
This new map required analyzing huge amounts of data and using the power of statistical analyses.
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Study of Andromeda’s stellar disk indicates more violent history than Milky Way

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:00
The study presents the velocity dispersion of young, intermediate-age, and old stars in the disk of Andromeda, the first such measurement in another galaxy.
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Will the real monster black hole please stand up?

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:00
NuSTAR has revealed that in the colliding galaxy pair Arp 299, only one of the galaxies’ supermassive black holes is actively “feeding” on gas.
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Shadows cast by a warp in a planet-forming system

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 05:00
By comparing different 3-D models of the disk with empirical data, astronomers identified and constrained the geometry of the system.
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Gemini Planet Imager produces stunning observations in its first year

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:00
The imager is an advanced instrument designed to observe the environments close to bright stars to detect and study Jupiter-like exoplanets.
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Galactic herding: new image brings galaxy diversity to life

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:00
A new Gemini image of galaxy group VV 166 provides clarity and definition to the group’s different morphological types.
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NASA observatories take an unprecedented look into superstar Eta Carinae

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 05:00
New findings include images that show decade-old shells of ionized gas racing away from the largest star and new 3-D models that reveal never-before-seen features of the stars’ interactions.
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Smashing results about our nearby galactic neighbors

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:00
A new survey indicates that the Magellanic Clouds are bigger and more complex than previously thought.
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Hubble's high-definition panoramic view of the Andromeda Galaxy

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:00
Never before have astronomers been able to see individual stars inside an external spiral galaxy over such a large contiguous area.
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Announcing the third annual Tucson Public Star Party

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:00
Astronomers once again will explain and show off the wonders of the universe to the public.
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Smashing results about our nearby galactic neighbors

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 05:00
A new survey indicates that the Magellanic Clouds are bigger and more complex than previously thought.
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Hubble discovers that Milky Way core drives wind at 2 million mph

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 21:00
The space telescope has measured the velocity, composition, and temperature of the expanding gas inside the galactic outflows known as the Fermi bubbles.
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NASA’s Kepler marks 1,000th exoplanet discovery, uncovers more small worlds in habitable zones

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 18:00
Among them, astronomers identified two that likely composed of rock, like Earth.
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NASA's Chandra detects record-breaking outburst from Milky Way's black hole

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 05:00
This event raises questions about the behavior of this giant black hole and its surrounding environment.
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Hubble goes high-def to revisit the iconic "Pillars of Creation"

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 21:30
The space telescope has captured a new visible-light portrait of the Eagle Nebula nearly 20 years later as well as a version in the near-infrared.
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Super-Earths have long-lasting oceans

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 05:00
Computer simulations show that the oceans of super-Earth exoplanets could persist for 10 billion years.
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New instrument reveals recipe for other Earths

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 05:00
A study shows that planets with diameters smaller than 1.6 times Earth’s all have similar rock-iron compositions.
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