Astronomy

Dead Star Circled by Light

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:00
MUSE data points to isolated neutron star beyond our galaxy.
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Astronomers create 3-D map of 4,000 ancient galaxies

Astronomy Magazine - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:00
The previously unknown galaxies help us understand the events that followed the Big Bang.
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Astronomers zoom in on a supermassive black hole's jets

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:00
A telescope bigger than our planet reveals minute details in a nearby galaxy's center.
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Are the Milky Way’s borders expanding?

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 04:00

Observing similar galaxies could provide clues to our own rate of inflation.

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Hubble spots farthest star ever seen

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 04/02/2018 - 04:00
The blistering blue star, which existed almost 10 billion years ago, was imaged thanks to a chance alignment that magnified it by a factor of at least 2,000.
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The ghostly galaxy that's devoid of dark matter

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:00
For the first time, astronomers have identified a dim and diffuse galaxy that seems to contain very little, if any, dark matter.
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NASA’s InSight mission will use seismology to peer deep below Mars’ surface

Astronomy Magazine - Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:00

By investigating the Red Planet’s core, mantel, and crust, astronomers hope to learn how planets form and evolve.

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TRAPPIST-1 system may have too much water to support life

Astronomy Magazine - Wed, 03/28/2018 - 04:00

The planets around TRAPPIST-1 are estimated to be between 15 and 50 percent water by mass — Earth is only 0.02 percent.

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Wandering star shook up the prehistoric solar system

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 04:00
70,000 years ago, a nomadic star came within a light-year of the Sun, likely sending dozens of comets and asteroids tumbling out of the solar system.
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James Webb will now launch in 2020

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 04:00
The infrared space telescope that will revolutionize astronomy needs additional time for testing and integration to ensure success.
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How returning to Venus can improve the hunt for an exoEarth

Astronomy Magazine - Tue, 03/27/2018 - 04:00
There are two Earth-sized planets in our solar system. But we only have detailed observations of one.
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Alan Bean: The artist who walked on the Moon

Astronomy Magazine - Mon, 03/26/2018 - 04:00
A NASA astronaut with a passion for art, Bean now brings our satellite down to Earth through his paintings.
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