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Dreamy, Young Stars

Dreamy, Young Stars

The Orion Nebula is a ‘happening’ place where stars are born and this colony of hot, young stars is stirring up the cosmic scene in this image from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The young stars dip and peak in brightness; ...

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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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Remnants of Black Hole Eruption Detected

Remnants of Black Hole Eruption Detected

Scientists at the Chandra X-Ray Observatory have detected a ghost x-ray image around a black hole. Such ghosts are believed to be remnants of a past explosion from the black hole. Lower energy electrons remaining after the bulk of the ...

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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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Cosmic Rays from Nowhere

Cosmic Rays from Nowhere

A mysterious object close to our solar system was detected by an international team of researchers who made the discovery after exploring an unusual surplus of high-energy electrons bombarding the Earth from outer space. While there is nothing unusual in ...

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Telescopes Record New Babies on Orion

Telescopes  Record New Babies on Orion

This magnificent picture is a composite of infrared and visible-light images taken from NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes and shows stars being created 1,500 light-years away from Earth in a cosmic cloud called the Orion nebula. The Orion nebula ...

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