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Neutron star cosmic collision keeps burning brighter, baffling scientists

Back in August last year, astronomers around the world witnessed the momentous merger of two neutron stars. This unprecedented event was observed as a range of signals at once, including ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Dazzling Trifid Nebula Glows in an Ocean of Stars (Photo)

The magnificent Trifid Nebula, also known as NGC 6514, is a bright cloud of cosmic dust and gas that serves as a stellar nursery for newborn stars.

19 hours ago from SPACE.com

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Fleury and Neal representing Golden Knights at NHL All-Star Game Jan. 28

The Vegas Golden Knights have been a smashing success in their first National Hockey League season, and the team will be well represented at the NHL All-Star Game as well next ...

5 hours ago from AXS

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Smartphones come in handy for the rare cosmic particles search

Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of Economics have improved their method of analyzing ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECR) with ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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North, east, south, west: The many faces of Abell 1758

Resembling a swarm of flickering fireflies, this beautiful galaxy cluster glows intensely in the dark cosmos, accompanied by the myriad bright lights of foreground stars and swirling spiral ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Meteoritic stardust unlocks timing of supernova dust formation

Dust is everywhere—not just in your attic or under your bed, but also in outer space. To astronomers, dust can be a nuisance by blocking the light of distant stars, or it can be a tool to study ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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NASA team studies middle-aged Sun by tracking motion of Mercury

Like the waistband of a couch potato in midlife, the orbits of planets in our solar system are expanding. It happens because the Sun's gravitational grip gradually weakens as our star ages and ...

Thu 18 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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New research challenges existing models of black holes

Chris Packham, associate professor of physics and astronomy at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), has collaborated on a new study that expands the scientific community's understanding ...

Fri 19 Jan 18 from Phys.org

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Gravity Assist Podcast: Jupiter, with Jared Espley

NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director, Jim Green, talks to planetary scientist Dr Jared Espley of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Sat 20 Jan 18 from Astrobiology Magazine

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A Space Magnet, Hunting Dark Matter, Turns Up Juicy Secrets of Cosmic Rays

An experiment based on the International Space Station has turned up new results about the shape and character of mysterious cosmic rays.

Thu 18 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

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