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Milky Way’s Particle Accelerators

Milky Way’s Particle Accelerators

Researchers from the Astronomical Institute at Utrecht University have been observing the Milky Way’s particle accelerators. Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-Ray Observatory and European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Very Large Telescope, the researchers have determined that cosmic rays from our ...

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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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World’s First Space Airport

World’s First Space Airport

New Mexico has recently launched a ground breaker for their revolutionary Spaceport America. This state of the art spaceport will be the world’s first commercial airport to launch private individuals into space. The spaceport promises a new age for commercial ...

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Predicting Space Storms

Predicting Space Storms

Researchers at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada have successfully predicted the epicenter of impact of an earthbound space storm. Generated when electrically-charged solar wind interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field, these storms can dump up to 50 gigawatts ...

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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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Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster

Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Propulsion Laboratory are developing new plasma thrusters designed for satellite course corrections. Smaller, less expensive, and more energy efficient than traditional chemical rockets, the Mini-Helicon Plasma Thruster ...

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Premature Supernovae

Premature Supernovae

Researchers at the Yunnan Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences have come to a conclusion as to why some Type Ia supernovae explode earlier than expected. Observations have shown that about half of all Type Ia supernovae occur less ...

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Little House on the Moon

Little House on the Moon

Researchers from Malardalens University in Sweden and artist Mikael Genberg have collaborated to develop a robot that can build houses on the moon. The project, aptly named “The House on the Moon,” intends to construct a miniature red cottage on ...

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Herschel Space Observatory

The European Space Agency (ESA) and its partners (including NASA) are preparing to launch the Herschel Space Observatory into space. Formerly named the Far Infrared and Submillimetre Telescope (FIRST), Herschel will observe the far infrared and submillimeter wavelengths from stable ...

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