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Dark matter is darker than once thought

This panel of images represents a study of 72 colliding galaxy clusters conducted by a team of astronomers using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope. The research sets ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation

Tracking the rotation speed of solid planets, like the Earth and Mars, is a relatively simple task: Just measure the time it takes for a surface feature to roll into view again. But giant gas ...

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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Astronomers identify the best supernovae for measuring cosmic distances

The brilliant explosions of dead stars have been used for years to illuminate the far-flung reaches of our cosmos. The explosions, called Type Ia supernovae, allow astronomers to measure the ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Best view yet of dusty cloud passing galactic center black hole

The best observations so far of the dusty gas cloud G2 confirm that it made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way in May 2014 and has survived the ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Phys.org

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No, a giant asteroid isn't going to "skim" Earth on Friday

There are ways to report on occasional close approaches by near-Earth objects (NEOs) that convey the respectful awareness of their presences and the fact that our planet shares its neighborhood with ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Isis Didn't Conquer the Star Wars Empire

Luke Skywalker's home safe from terrorists Trending Star Wars Tunisa isis

24 hours ago from TG Daily

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Black holes blast starmaking material right out of galaxy

Powerful winds can rob galaxies of the gas needed to make new stars

Wed 25 Mar 15 from Science Now

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Star Trek 3 News

Simon Pegg is writing the script Film Star Trek JJ Abrams Simon Pegg

18 hours ago from TG Daily

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Helluva trip: ESA, NASA preparing sun research satellites

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - @BednarChuck NASA and the ESA are hoping that a pair of satellites currently in development will solve some of the longstanding mysteries of the sun by getting ...

7 hours ago from RedOrbit

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Squid-inspired stickers could make soldiers invisible to infrared cameras

We've already heard about two different studies in which scientists are developing camouflage systems inspired by squids' color-changing skin. If they're successful, the result could be military ...

Thu 26 Mar 15 from Gizmag

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