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Young Suns of NGC 7129

APOD - Tue, 08/30/2016 - 9:07am

Young suns still lie Young suns still lie


Milky Way had a blowout bash 6 million years ago

Science Daily - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 11:11am
The center of the Milky Way galaxy is currently a quiet place where a supermassive black hole slumbers, only occasionally slurping small sips of hydrogen gas. But it wasn't always this way. A new study shows that 6 million years ago, when the first human ancestors known as hominins walked the Earth, our galaxy's core blazed forth furiously. The evidence for this active phase came from a search for the galaxy's missing mass.

Hunt for ninth planet reveals new extremely distant solar system objects

Science Daily - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 9:32am
In the race to discover a proposed ninth planet in our Solar System, researchers have observed several never-before-seen objects at extreme distances from the Sun in our Solar System.

Abell 370: Galaxy Cluster Gravitational Lens

APOD - Mon, 08/29/2016 - 9:07am

What is that strange arc? What is that strange arc?


Lunar Orbiter Earthset

APOD - Sun, 08/28/2016 - 9:07am

Lunar Orbiter Earthset Lunar Orbiter Earthset


The Milky Way Sets

APOD - Sat, 08/27/2016 - 9:07am

The Milky Way Sets The Milky Way Sets


Closest Star has Potentially Habitable Planet

APOD - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 9:07am

The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth. The star closest to the Sun has a planet similar to the Earth.


Scientists discover a ‘dark’ milky way

Science Daily - Fri, 08/26/2016 - 8:42am
Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has found a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of dark matter.

Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars

APOD - Thu, 08/25/2016 - 9:07am

What are these unusual lumps on Mars? What are these unusual lumps on Mars?


Can one cosmic enigma help solve another?

Science Daily - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 4:02pm
Astrophysicists have proposed a clever new way to shed light on the mystery of dark matter, believed to make up most of the universe. The irony is they want to try to pin down the nature of this unexplained phenomenon by using another, an obscure cosmic emanation known as 'fast radio bursts.'

35 years on, Voyager's legacy continues at Saturn

Science Daily - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:40pm
Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. After an initial flyby of Pioneer 11 in 1979, humanity got a second, much closer look at this complex planetary system in the early 1980s through the eyes of NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft.

NASA's WISE, Fermi missions reveal a surprising blazar connection

Science Daily - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 2:00pm
Astronomers using observations from NASA's WISE and Fermi missions have confirmed a connection between the infrared and gamma-ray light emitted by blazars, a class of distant galaxies powered by monster black holes.

Cosmic neighbors inhibit star formation, even in the early universe

Science Daily - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:55pm
Researchers have discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, as they appeared when the universe was only 4 billion years old. This sample is now providing the best measurement yet of when and how fast galaxy clusters stop forming stars in the early universe.

Planet found in habitable zone around nearest star

Science Daily - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:04pm
Astronomers have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us -- and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System.

Gigantic Jet Lightning over China

APOD - Wed, 08/24/2016 - 9:07am

That's That's


Test for damp ground at Mars' seasonal streaks finds none

Science Daily - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:55pm
Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that have become one of the hottest topics in interplanetary research don't hold much water, according to the latest findings from a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars.

NASA establishes contact with STEREO mission

Science Daily - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 5:24pm
NASA has reestablished contact with its STEREO-B spacecraft, after communications were lost on Oct. 1, 2014. Over 22 months, the STEREO team has worked to attempt contact with the spacecraft. Most recently, they have attempted a monthly recovery operation using NASA's Deep Space Network, which tracks and communicates with missions throughout space.

Fossilized rivers suggest warm, wet ancient Mars

Science Daily - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 1:51pm
Extensive systems of fossilized riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about 4 billion years ago, according to new research.

Tutulemma: Solar Eclipse Analemma

APOD - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 9:07am

If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a If you went outside at exactly the same time every day and took a


Map of Total Solar Eclipse Path in 2017 August

APOD - Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:07am

Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun? Would you like to see a total eclipse of the Sun?


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