Category: Space & Time

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staffAugust 18, 2018

Astronomers identify some of the oldest galaxies in the universe

Astronomers from the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, have found evidence that ...

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staffAugust 12, 2018

Nasa gets lift-off in Sun mission

US space agency Nasa has launched its mission to send a satellite closer to the Sun than any before. The ...

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staffAugust 10, 2018

Ultrahot Planets Have Starlike Atmospheres

Recent observations by NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes of ultrahot Jupiter-like planets have perplexed theorists. The spectra of these ...

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staffAugust 9, 2018

Largest Haul of Extrasolar Planets

Forty-four planets in solar systems beyond our own have been unveiled in one go, dwarfing the usual number of confirmations ...

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staffAugust 5, 2018

Astronomers Blown Away by Historic Stellar Blast

Imagine traveling to the Moon in just 20 seconds! That’s how fast material from a 170 year old stellar eruption ...

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staffJuly 31, 2018

Einstein’s General Relativity Near Black Hole

Obscured by thick clouds of absorbing dust, the closest supermassive black hole to the Earth lies 26,000 light years away ...

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staffJuly 27, 2018

World watches century’s longest blood moon

Skywatchers are being treated to the longest “blood moon” eclipse of the 21st Century. As it rises, during this total ...

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staffJuly 24, 2018

The Milky Way’s long-lost sibling finally found

Scientists at the University of Michigan have deduced that the Andromeda galaxy, our closest large galactic neighbor, shredded and cannibalized ...

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staffJuly 3, 2018

On the hunt for distant worlds

The search for exoplanets, which orbit distant stars, has opened up a whole galaxy of worlds beyond our own. Over ...

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staffJuly 2, 2018

Huge meteorite splashed into the ocean and scientists want to find it

Residents of Ocean Shores, Washington, were startled on the evening of March 7 when a bright flash lit up the ...