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The Very Large Array reveals “bashful” black hole in neighboring galaxy

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 04:00
The instrument finally detected the long-sought radio emission coming from M32’s supermassive black hole.
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Exoplanet smaller than Earth gets its size and mass measured

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:00
Kepler-138b is less than a tenth of Earth’s mass and half its size.
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ALMA weighs supermassive black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 04:00
Researchers determined that galaxy NGC 1097 harbors a black hole 140 million times more massive than our Sun.
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Scientists find methane in Mars meteorites

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:00
The discovery hints at the possibility that methane could be used as a food source by rudimentary forms of life beneath the martian surface.
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The Very Large Telescope discovers brightest distant galaxy and signs of Population III stars

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 04:00
These massive, previously purely theoretical stars were the creators of the elements necessary to forge the universe we see today.
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Different faces of Pluto emerging in new images from New Horizons

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 18:30
The photos show an increasingly complex surface with clear evidence of discrete equatorial bright and dark regions.
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Lab mimicry opens a window to the deep interiors of stars and planets

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 04:00
A team of scientists used techniques to mimic stellar and planetary conditions to observe how noble gases behave in order to better understand the atmospheric and internal chemistry of these celestial objects.
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Helium-shrouded planets may be common in our galaxy

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 04:00
Researchers theorize that some “warm Neptune” exoplanets could have helium-enriched atmospheres after their hydrogen boiled off.
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Rosetta's Philae lander wakes up from hibernation

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 04:00
It appears the lander also was awake once before on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko but couldn't contact its team on Earth.
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The Hubble Telescope detects “sunscreen” layer on distant planet

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 04:00
The presence of a stratosphere can provide clues about the composition of a planet and how it formed.
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SPHERE reveals earliest stage of planetary nebula formation

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 04:00
These observations of the red giant star L2 Puppis also clearly show a close stellar companion.
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Chandra finds evidence for serial black hole eruptions

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:00
The supermassive black hole in NGC 5813 has erupted at least three times, with the latest still occurring.
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Bright spots shine in newest Dawn Ceres images

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 04:00
The spots consist of many individual bright points of differing sizes with a central cluster, but scientists still don’t know an explanation for them.
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Sunset jets on Rosetta’s comet

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:00
Researchers from the OSIRIS team believe that the increasing heating-up of Comet 67P is responsible for newly observed night activity.
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Fly over Ceres in new video

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 04:00
The video is based on observations of Ceres that were taken from Dawn’s first mapping orbit.
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ALMA’s observation of Einstein ring reveals extraordinary detail

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 04:00
The new observations reveal star-forming clumps in the galaxy equivalent to giant versions of the Orion Nebula.
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NASA spacecraft detects impact glass on surface of Mars

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 04:00
Like they do on Earth, these deposits might provide a window into the possibility of past life on the Red Planet.
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Charting the Milky Way from the inside out

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 04:00
Using WISE, researchers have discovered more than 400 dust-shrouded nurseries of stars that have helped them trace the shape of our galaxy’s spiral arms.
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Three candidates for the European Space Agency’s next medium-class science mission

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 04:00
The three proposals each offer the chance to tackle some of the major outstanding scientific questions about our place in the universe.
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