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Daniel Grumiller from the Vienna University of Technology and colleagues from Harvard and MIT in the United States and the University of Edinburgh in Britain presented the first workable mathematical model that could explain the origin of the universe without the present Big Bang concept in the Dec. 10, 2013, edition of the journal Physical Review ... (more)
Explanation: What will survive this battle of the galaxies? Known as Seyfert's Sextet, this intriguing group of galaxies lies in the head portion of the split constellation of the Snake .
Comet ISON, once optimistically called the "comet of the century," is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun.
This image provided by NASA and taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on Nov. 28, 2013, shows the sun, but no sign of comet ISON.
Image of NGC 6872 and companion galaxy IC 4970 locked in a tango as the two galaxies gravitationally interact.
Legend has it they'll take away your worries as you sleep -- provided you're not weirded out having a set of slightly eerie dolls beneath your pillows all night.
Molecular hydrogen in the Whirlpool Galaxy M51. The blueish features show the distribution of hydrogen molecules in M51, the raw material for forming new stars.
We spend a lot of time probing the borderlines of astronomy, wondering what the boundaries are between a large gas giant and a brown dwarf, for example.
More than a week has passed since Comet ISON made headlines around the world when it passed the sun on Thanksgiving, keeping astronomers everywhere on the edge of their seats.
These new data highlight streamers of material fleeing the disk of the galaxy as well as concentrations of dense molecular gas surrounding pockets of intense star formation.
Explanation: Lovejoy continues to be an impressive camera comet. Pictured above, Comet C/2013 R1 was imaged above the windmill in Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire in southern France with a six-second exposure.
A year and a half after the Curiosity rover executed its gymnastic dismount onto the surface of Mars, mission scientists on Monday published the strongest evidence yet of an ancient, freshwater lake on the planet that could have been home for life as we know it.
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KUALA LANGAT, Dec 10 -- The Malaysia Astronaut Foundation has for the first time organised a workshop on astronomy with the media to increase their understanding of science and space technology.
Technology is often seen as a powerful way to improve education, but just handing out the latest gadgets won't by itself improve how children learn.
Kate Schranz clears the sidewalk near her home Wednesday, when the high temperature reached 14 degrees Farenheit or -10 Celsuis.