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Topsy-turvy motion creates light switch effect at Uranus

More than 30 years after Voyager 2 sped past Uranus, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are using the spacecraft's data to learn more about the icy planet. Their new study suggests ...

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Artificial brain scans the galaxy for speeding stars

Neural networks come to astronomy as a self-adapting algorithm digs through star maps to find rogue fast-moving stars, writes Andrew Masterson.

2 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Arp 299: Galactic Goulash

What would happen if you took two galaxies and mixed them together over millions of years? A new image including data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory reveals the cosmic culinary outcome.

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Astronomers capture best picture yet of the star in Orion’s armpit

Betelgeuse isn't just an etymological inspiration for Michael Keaton's best role, it's a colossal star forming the right shoulder in the well-known constellation Orion. ...

2 hours ago from Engadget

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Shock as eviscerated great white shark washes up ‘with liver surgically removed’ by killer whales

An eviscerated great white shark has washed up on a South African beach, the latest fearsome predator to fall victim to killer whales in that area.

7 hours ago from FOXNews

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Hubble scopes out a galaxy of stellar birth

This image displays a galaxy known as ESO 486-21 (with several other background galaxies and foreground stars visible in the field as well). ESO 486-21 is a spiral galaxy—albeit with a somewhat ...

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Another stunner from the Juno spacecraft: Jupiter's giant cloud bands and 'String of Pearls'

After a bit of an absence for vacation, and to finish work on a feature article on Arctic climate change and geopolitics for bioGraphic magazine, I'm back to blogging here at ImaGeo. And when ...

1 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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A new study finds that the seeds for supermassive black holes were planted when the universe was still young, with intermediate-sized ones practically nonexistent in the modern-day universe.

Credit: Ute Kraus/Wikipedia, CC BY-SAFor decades, while astronomers have detected black holes equal in mass either to a few suns or millions of suns, the missing-link black ...

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Move over, Planet 9: Does a Mars-sized 10th planet lurk beyond Pluto?

In January last year, astronomers from Caltech suggested that a gigantic so-far-undiscovered planet might be lurking on the fringes of the Solar System. Now researchers from the University ...

Fri 23 Jun 17 from Gizmag

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