astronomy

Black Holes in Star Clusters Stir Time and Space

Black Holes in Star Clusters Stir Time and Space

Astronomers at the University of Bonn’s Argelander-Institut fuer Astronomie have recently published a study that suggests novel techniques to simulate the movement of black holes in star clusters, providing a new method to detect the merging of black holes. Their ...

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Images from SMOS Arrive

Images from SMOS Arrive

The first callibrated images from the European Space Agency’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Satellite are available less than four months from the satellite’s launch. As the mission name implies, these images provide information on global soil moisture and ...

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SARA Orbiter Advances

SARA Orbiter Advances

Scientists using the European Space Agency’s Sub-keV Atom Reflecting Analyzer (SARA) instrument aboard India’s Chandrayaan-1 Lunar Orbiter have determined how water could be created on the lunar surface. In addition, the same discovery could lead to an entirely new mechanism ...

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The Source of Cosmic Microwave Background

The Source of Cosmic Microwave Background

Researchers at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and other institutions have used data from the Herschel Space Telescope to resolve a portion of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) into its constituent sources. Using images in the far infrared range ...

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Allen Telescope Array Delivers First Results

Allen Telescope Array Delivers First Results

Researchers at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California have released the first results from the observatory. The most important images captured show the movement of atomic hydrogen clouds in the spaces between nearby galaxies. Researchers hope to use these ...

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Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

Evidence of Ancient Lake on Mars

Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder have discovered evidence of shorelines on Mars, indicating the presence of an ancient lake on the Red Planet. Found on a broad delta with a series of alternating ridges and troughs, the ...

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Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise

Butterfly Emerges from Stellar Demise

This celestial object looks like a delicate butterfly. But it is far from serene. What resemble dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The gas is tearing across space at more ...

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Mars In Your Window

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope snapped this picture of Mars within a day of its closest approach to Earth. A large regional dust storm appears as the brighter, redder cloudy region in the middle of the planet’s disk. This storm, which ...

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Scientists Spot Debris from Colliding Galaxies

Scientists Spot Debris from Colliding Galaxies

An international team of astronomers has imaged new tidal galactic-debris, stripped away from colliding galaxies. These new images are of special interest, since they tell the ancient story of galaxies’ collisions and the resultant starburst activities. According to the scientists, ...

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New Sensors to Test Inflationary Universe Theory

New Sensors to Test Inflationary Universe Theory

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has teamed up with Princeton University, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the University of Chicago to create new sensors capable of detecting much weaker microwaves than those captured by any ...

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