Astronomy

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Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists and physicists to philosophers and filmmakers. It's also the driving force behind San Francisco State …
Is there anybody out there? The question of whether Earthlings are alone in the universe has puzzled everyone from biologists …
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Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first discovered 50 years ago. In two studies, international teams of astronomers suggest that recent images from …
Like cosmic lighthouses sweeping the universe with bursts of energy, pulsars have fascinated and baffled astronomers since they were first …
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The study of 11,000 galaxies shows their gas—the lifeblood for star formation—is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale throughout the local Universe.Toby Brown, leader of the study and PhD candidate at …
The study of 11,000 galaxies shows their gas—the lifeblood for star formation—is being violently stripped away on a widespread …
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EU scientists have helped to confirm the existence of Earth-like exoplanets and issued weather reports from planets 1 000 light years away.It is worth remembering every now and again just how special our home planet truly …
EU scientists have helped to confirm the existence of Earth-like exoplanets and issued weather reports from planets 1 000 light years away.…
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An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least 2 trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought. The team's …
An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that …
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An analysis that would have taken more than a thousand years on a single computer has found within one year more than a dozen new rapidly rotating neutron stars in data from the Fermi gamma-ray …
An analysis that would have taken more than a thousand years on a single computer has found within one year …
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Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and sudden drop in brightness coming from KIC 8462852 (aka. Tabby's Star). This was followed by additional …
Back in October of 2015, astronomers shook the world when they reported how the Kepler mission had noticed a strange and …
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This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on its final tour of Saturn.ESA's sensitive tracking antennas at New Norcia, Western Australia, and …
This week, ESA deep-space radio dishes on two continents are listening for signals from the international Cassini spacecraft, now on …
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ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct a search for planets in the nearby star system Alpha Centauri. Such planets could be …
ESO has signed an agreement with the Breakthrough Initiatives to adapt the Very Large Telescope instrumentation in Chile to conduct …
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It's a problem of galactic complexity, but researchers are getting closer to accurately measuring the mass of the Milky Way Galaxy.In the latest of a series of papers that could have broader implications for …
It's a problem of galactic complexity, but researchers are getting closer to accurately measuring the mass of the Milky Way …
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