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New Horizons map of Pluto: The whale and the doughnut

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 04:00
While the new maps gives mission scientists an important tool for deciphering the patterns of bright and dark markings on the distant planet's surface, they are holding off on making any interpretations of features for now.
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Rings and loops in the stars: Planck’s stunning new images

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
The new maps show regions of the sky that produce anomalous microwave emission.
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Pluto dark spots continue to intrigue

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
These regularly spaced patches are each hundreds of miles across.
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Cosmology looks beyond the standard model

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 04:00
A special session at the National Astronomy Meeting has been convened for astronomers to take stock of the evidence and stimulate further investigation of cosmology beyond the standard model.
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Pluto: The "other" red planet

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 16:30
Pluto’s reddish color has been known for decades, but New Horizons is now allowing scientists to correlate the color of different places on the surface with their geology and soon with their compositions.
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Universe's hidden supermassive black holes revealed

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
A team of scientists using NuSTAR detected high-energy X-rays from five supermassive black holes previously clouded from direct view by dust and gas.
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NASA's New Horizons to return to normal science operations after spacecraft anomaly

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
Preparations are ongoing to resume the originally planned science operations July 7 and to conduct the entire close flyby sequence as planned.
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Astronomers see pebbles poised to make planets

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 04:00
Although scientists thought this is how planets form, this is the first time they’ve actually seen the process in action.
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Spots on Pluto fascinate as New Horizons gets the all clear

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:00
Not finding new moons or rings is a bit of a scientific surprise, but as a result, no engine burn is needed to steer clear of potential hazards.
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Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 04:00
These circular pits on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko likely formed when ices beneath the surface turned directly to gas.
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Unexpectedly little black hole monsters rapidly suck up surrounding matter

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
Such “supercritical accretion” produces powerful outflows in the form of a dense disk wind coming from these ultra-luminous X-ray sources.
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Buried in the heart of a giant

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 04:00
NGC 2367 is an infant stellar grouping that lies at the center of an immense and ancient structure on the margins of the Milky Way.
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