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Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda.
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This image combines NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observations with data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory.
A new space telescope scheduled to launch in 2018 may be able to look for signs of pollution caused by advanced alien civilizations, according to a paper by researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics published in the Astrophysical Journal .
The Omega Nebula , one of this week's small-telescope targets, lies 2.6 southwest of magnitude 4.7 Gamma () Scuti.
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass.
The star V407 Cyg explodes in a nova while circling a neighboring red giant star in this still from a NASA animation depicting the star explosion detected in 2010.
Preliminary research findings have identified hundreds of so far unknown jets from young stars, as well as numerous new planetary nebulae in the Galactic Plane.
The Square Kilometre Array promises to usher in a new era in radio astronomy. Astronomers will use the telescope to probe the early universe by looking as far back in time as the first 100 million years after the Big Bang.
CDC safety group In the wake of biosafety mishaps in the past two months, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has formed an external laboratory-safety working group.
Far from being perfectly round, the Moon has a highland bulge on the side facing the Earth and another bulge on its far side - a riddle that has fascinated scientists for decades.
TOPIC Ethan McLean forms a comet out of dry ice, dirt and other ingredients during Tuesday morning's science camp at the Patterson Science Center.
True enough in the case of Aldergrove "Lake". Fifty years after its construction by a former landowner, Metro Vancouver Parks-which bought the green space in 1969 as one of the original triad of regional parks that today form a necklace of 22 gems stretching from Bowen Island to Abbotsford-drained the last drop from the concrete bowl in 2011.
Scientists used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, or ALMA, to confirm the shape of the tilted disks around stars HK Tauri A and B. Gas and dust disks wheeling around twin stars in the constellation Taurus are tilted dramatically with respect to each other, astronomers reported Wednesday , and will likely form into planets with ... (more)
Local telescope expert Bill Fournier presented a "Telescope Nuts and Bolts" workshop for kids at the Windsor Locks Public Library on July 24. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA ambassador brought his various telescopes to introduce the world of astronomy to kids in an interactive program.
Based on data from the Hubble Space Telescope, Milky Way galaxy and Andromeda galaxy are predicted to distort each other with tidal pull in 3.75 billion years.
The Milky Way galaxy is lighter than previously thought, according to new research published by British-based scientists on Wednesday .
New findings from a NASA-funded instrument have resolved a decades-old puzzle about a fog of low-energy X-rays observed over the entire sky.
Updated: Fri Aug 01, 2014 07:57 am
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