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Spiral arms: Protoplanetary disk around a young star exhibits spiral structure

Astronomers have found a distinct structure involving spiral arms in the reservoir of gas and dust disk surrounding the young star Elias 2-27. While spiral features have been observed on the ...

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Fermi finds record-breaking binary in galaxy next door

Using data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other facilities, an international team of scientists has found the first gamma-ray binary in another galaxy and the most luminous ...

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'Pandora's Cluster' seen by Spitzer

This image of galaxy cluster Abell 2744, also called Pandora's Cluster, was taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The gravity of this galaxy cluster is strong enough that it acts as a lens to ...

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Study may give new respect to our Milky Way neighborhood

Our corner of the Milky Way galaxy may be a bigger deal than scientists thought.

Wed 28 Sep 16 from

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Discovery of an extragalactic hot molecular core

Astronomers have discovered a 'hot molecular core', a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy. The discovery, which marks the first important ...

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China Unveils World's Largest Single-Dish Radio Telescope

The 500-meter-wide FAST telescope boasts greater sensitivity and a deformable mirror

Mon 26 Sep 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down

A crowd of several hundred people gathered in the growing darkness outside Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, before the first Vaux's Swift darted into view high above.

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Hubble views a colorful demise of a sun-like star

This image, taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the colorful "last hurrah" of a star like our sun. The star is ending its life by casting off its outer layers of gas, which formed ...

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Mysterious Flash Over Australia Was Likely a Meteor Crashing Offshore

A witness said it "looked like a big as hell shooting star and lit up the beach”

Tue 27 Sep 16 from TIME

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Cosmic dust demystified

The solar system is a dusty environment, with trillions of cosmic dust particles left behind by comets and asteroids that orbit the sun. All this dust forms a relatively dense cloud through ...

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