Astronomy News


A century on, experts crack mystery of holes in Swiss cheese

Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese.

Thu 28 May 15 from Phys.org

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Mystery of black hole fireworks solved

Spectacular galactic jets are driven by galaxies melding together.

20 hours ago from Nature News

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Andy Serkis' Star Wars role officially revealed, synopsis of new movie less so

The tree of “things we can find out about Star Wars: The Force Awakens from the Vanity Fair Annie Leibovitz shoot” is still bearing fruit, and I rhymed. StarWars.com has an official ...

20 hours ago from Geek.com

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US military testing a Tinker Bell-sized drone

There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the US Special Forces plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed ...

11 hours ago from Engadget

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Black hole seen 'playing billiards'

A series of images captures two vast blobs of plasma, shot out by a black hole, cannoning into each other in a nearly light-speed cosmic collision.

Thu 28 May 15 from BBC News

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Big Bang show creates $4m scholarship

The cast and creators of TV comedy The Big Bang Theory create a scholarship fund for low-income science students.

Fri 29 May 15 from BBC News

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The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope: Unlocking the secrets of dark matter and dark energy

At a traditional stone-laying ceremony outside La Serena, Chile on April 14th, construction officially began of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST). This ambitious international astrophysics ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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Sharp-eyed Alma spots a flare on famous red giant star

Super-sharp observations with the telescope Alma have revealed what seems to be a gigantic flare on the surface of Mira, one of the closest and most famous red giant stars in the sky. Activity ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Go-ahead for protest-hit Thirty Meter Telescope, but with fewer future sites on Mauna Kea

A quarter of existing facilities to be decommissioned before new telescope is operational

Thu 28 May 15 from Physics World

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Nearby star hosts Kuiper belt twin

Debris around a young star could shed light on the Solar System's early days.

Thu 28 May 15 from Nature News

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