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Jupiter's Got Twelve New Moons — One is a Bit of a Problem Child

Jupiter’s family has really grown since Galileo first recorded its four largest moons in 1610. On Tuesday, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) announced the discovery of 10 new moons ...

23 minutes ago from Discover Magazine

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Astronomers find a famous exoplanet's doppelgänger

When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets. But this ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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One of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe is revealed

A study published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy and which questions current models of structure formation in the universe is based on data obtained with the Gran Telescopio Canarias ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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Georges Lemaître: The cosmic mystery that remains at the heart of our universe after the big bang

The more we learn about the expanding universe, the more strange it becomes

5 hours ago from The Independent

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Mercury's crust might be thinner than anyone thought

After NASA's Mercury Surface, Space Environment and Geochemistry Ranging (MESSENGER) mission ended in 2015, the crust of the solar system's innermost planet was thought to be roughly 22 miles ...

23 hours ago from FOXNews

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Why Mars appears to be moving backward

Our solar system is in constant motion, with all eight planets — and dwarf planet Pluto — orbiting the sun. Most of those planets are visible from Earth, even to the naked eye. If you track ...

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Image: The Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey

At first glance this frame is flooded with salt-and-pepper static. Rather than being tiny grains or pixels of TV noise, every single point of light in this image is actually a distant galaxy ...

Mon 16 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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The centre of the galaxy, in radio-vision

The MeerKAT radio telescope offers a striking new view of the heart of the Milky Way.

52 minutes ago from Cosmos Magazine

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Researcher discusses IceCube neutrino sensor array

Dozens of scientists and engineers across multiple divisions at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) played a role in the design, development, and ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Phys.org

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Strange 'Equal Mass' Binary Asteroid Found Near Earth

More than 18,000 near-Earth asteroids have been identified, and all of them are thought to be remnants of our solar system’s formation. They each have their own unique structure and properties. ...

Fri 13 Jul 18 from Discover Magazine

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