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3 hrs ago | Science Daily

Early growth of giant galaxy, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang, revealed

The birth of massive galaxies, according to galaxy formation theories, begins with the buildup of a dense, compact core that is ablaze with the glow of millions of newly formed stars.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Space, New Haven, CT

4 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York

The Universe Is Still Dark After All These Years

So that we don't get lulled into a false sense of confidence, today I provide a short list of open questions about the cosmos, focusing only on its composition.

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Related Topix: Science, Physics

8 hrs ago | Astronomy

Eta Carinae: our neighboring superstars

Eta Carinae is an intriguing double star system that contains one of the biggest and brightest stars in the Milky Way.

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13 hrs ago | ECNmag

CWRU astronomers win time on Hubble to study galaxy formation

Case Western Reserve University astronomer Chris Mihos leads a team of Ohio researchers recently awarded nearly 20 hours of observing time on the Hubble Space Telescope to study the outskirts of the nearby spiral galaxy M101.

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Related Topix: Science, Case Western Reserve University, Youngstown State University

16 hrs ago | SciDev.Net

Chile 'not benefitting enough from big astronomy'

By the mid-2020s Chile will be home to about 70 per cent of the world's telescopes, with investments in excess of US$4 billion in its four largest telescopes.

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Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Science

17 hrs ago | ECNmag

What lit up the universe?

New research from UCL shows we will soon uncover the origin of the ultraviolet light that bathes the cosmos, helping scientists understand how galaxies were built.

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18 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines

Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Explosion, Science

22 hrs ago | CNN

Solar system is inside bubble?

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have pieced together this picture that shows a small section of space in the southern-hemisphere constellation Fornax.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Science, NASA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Science Daily

Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe

Astronomers have obtained the best view yet of a collision between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

CBS Local

Astronomers: 'First Evidence' Of Water Clouds Discovered Outside Solar System

Astronomers say they've discovered water ice clouds on a "brown dwarf" just 7.3 light-years from Earth - the first candidate outside our own solar system to have direct evidence of water clouds.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Government Executive

Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

Two hundred years ago, Missouri was rocked by an earthquake so severe it made the Mississippi River flow backward and set off church bells in Boston more than 1,000 miles away.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Geology, Science

CNET News.com

Cosmic effort provides best view yet of distant colliding galaxies

Behold the best look yet at a massive intergalactic train wreck in progress. It's also a glimpse at what the universe looked like when it was only half its current age.

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Universe Today

Australian Astronomy Envy: This Video Is Like A Telescope Brochure

Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers' bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, NASA

Examiner.com

New Horizons spacecraft crosses Neptune orbit on trek to Pluto

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its long journey, passing Neptune's orbital path on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space, Boulder, CO, Science

Science Daily

World's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite comms system

Engineers have successfully piloted the world's first ZigBee-based inter-satellite communication system.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Wireless, Emerging Technology, Science, Computer Science

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Yahoo!

Europe sees five possible sites for first-ever comet landing

The European Space Agency on Monday said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Robots

Point Pleasant Register

'Astounding Astronomy' at New Haven

Fifth graders at New Haven Elementary are pictured as they participate in a hands-on scientific experiment Friday when COSI on Wheels visited the school.

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Related Topix: Science, Haven, KS

Universe Today

Astronomy History and Future Come Together at the South Carolina State Museum

Seeking out science and astronomy in South Carolina? You're in luck, as we're pleased to report the South Carolina State Museum's brand-spanking new planetarium and astronomical observatory opened to the public earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Science, Theater, Arts, Erskine College, Columbia, SC

RedOrbit

What Caused A Spectacular Supernova In Galaxy M82?

Image Caption: Galaxy M82 in which the supernova exploded. Credit: Credit: NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Supernova Group, Science / Technology, NASA, Science, Nuclear Energy

Marshall Independent

Unlocking the stars in southwest Minnesota

The weather conditions were looking a little dicey as Mike Lynch aimed his telescope at the sky over the Camden State Park horse camp on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Weather, Science

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