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2 hrs ago | Science Daily

Astrophysicists report radioactive cobalt in supernova explosion

Astrophysicists have detected the formation of radioactive cobalt during a supernova explosion, lending credence to a corresponding theory of supernova explosions.

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6 hrs ago | The Escapist

1A Supernovas Can Re-ignite and Explode Dead Stars

Astronomers have successfully proven that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.

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10 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Collision of distant galaxies revealed through galactic lensCollision ...

Collision of distant galaxies revealed through galactic lens The colliding galaxies are among the brightest gravitationally lensed objects ever observed, the researchers say.

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Related Topix: Science, Portugal, World News

15 hrs ago | WireNews+Co

NASA's Spitzer Telescope Witnesses Asteroid Smashup

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, University of Arizona, Science

19 hrs ago | Science

Astronomers measure precise distance to controversial star cluster

Visible to the naked eye and a stunning sight through binoculars, the Pleiades star cluster seems an unlikely place for controversy.

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Related Topix: Science, UC San Diego

Thu Aug 28, 2014

International Business Times

'Seven Sisters' Star Controversy Solved: Closer Than Astronomers Assumed

Measurements made by Hipparcos, a cosmic-mapping satellite that helped their discovery and may solve the controversy that summons our understanding of how evolution and formation of stars took place.

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SouthCoastToday.com

UMass Dartmouth professor writes astronomy book

UMass Dartmouth Physics Professor Alan Hirshfeld's latest book "Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe" provides historical perspective and insight into the revolutionary technology and pioneering scientists whose work ushered astronomy into the modern age.

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Related Topix: Science, UMass Dartmouth, Inventions, Science / Technology

301 Moved Permanently

'Isaac's Eye' explores life, history, and science at Glencoe's Writers' Theatre

Mozart and Salieri. Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. Angelina and Jennifer. History is littered with infamous rivalries.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science

Earth & Sky

NROA astronomers pin down distance to Pleiades stars

National Radio Astronomy Observatory astronomers used a tried-and-true method - stellar parallax - to resolve a controversy over the Pleiades' distance.

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Related Topix: Science, Green Bank, WV

VentureBeat

A real astronomer weighs in on finding habitable planets in Civilization: Beyond Earth

Stephen Kane is in the business of finding planets that we could live on, after humanity goes to the stars.

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Related Topix: Science, Environment

Science Daily

Orion rocks! Pebble-size particles may jump-start planet formation

Astronomers have discovered that filaments of star-forming gas near the Orion Nebula may be brimming with pebble-size particles -- planetary building blocks 100 to 1,000 times larger than the dust grains typically found around protostars.

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Related Topix: Science, Science / Technology, Space, NASA, Green Bank, WV

Wed Aug 27, 2014

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

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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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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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

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

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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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

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

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