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Do We Live in a 'Normal' Galaxy?

Our home galaxy, the Milky Way, has been a jumping-off point to our understanding of galaxies throughout the universe. And though our picture of that home galaxy has evolved over time as astronomers ...

2 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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A cool red star blows a bubble

The carbon star U Antliae is surrounded by a shell of ejected matter.

2 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Image: Proba-V images Salar de Uyuni

Proba-V captures Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt plain – its 10 500 sq km make it larger than some countries.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists propose new concept of terrestrial planet formation

Scientists have long been intrigued by the surfaces of terrestrial bodies other than Earth which reveal deep similarities beneath their superficially differing volcanic and tectonic histories.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Understanding the Earth’s core values

A better estimate of the makeup of the Earth’s core will help astronomers find exoplanets that may support life, writes Stuart Gary.

9 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Tougher, shinier mirrors boost telescope power

A durable silver coating for mirrors may provide an easy upgrade for optical telescopes around the world, writes Andrew Masterson.

4 hours ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Jaw-dropping pictures of Jupiter from Juno space probe

New photos by NASA's Juno spacecraft capture the solar system's largest planet in all its complex glory.

8 hours ago from FOXNews

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Scientists have invented a new way to weigh intergalactic black holes

Astrophysicists from Moscow State University have found a new way to estimate the mass of supermassive black holes outside our galaxy, even if they are barely detectable. The results of the ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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V745 Sco: Two stars, three dimensions, and oodles of energy

For decades, astronomers have known about irregular outbursts from the double star system V745 Sco, which is located about 25,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers were caught by surprise ...

Mon 18 Sep 17 from Phys.org

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