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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.
2 hrs ago | WNYC-AM New York
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.
7 hrs ago | Astronomy
Eta Carinae is an intriguing double star system that contains one of the biggest and brightest stars in the Milky Way.
11 hrs ago | ECNmag
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.
14 hrs ago | SciDev.Net
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.
15 hrs ago | ECNmag
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.
16 hrs ago | KCCI-TV Des Moines
And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long , and its walls are made of hot gas.
Astronomers have obtained the best view yet of a collision between two galaxies when the Universe was only half its current age.
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.
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.
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.
Performing observations in Australia is on many astronomers' bucket lists, and this video timelapse shows you precisely why.
NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is nearing the end of its long journey, passing Neptune's orbital path on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:47 pm
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