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Study Reveals Indications That Dark Matter is Being Erased by Dark Energy

October 31, 2014

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Dark Matter is Slowly Erased by Dark Energy

Newly published research reveals that dark matter is being swallowed up by dark energy, offering novel insight into the nature of dark matter and dark energy and what the future of our Universe might be. Researchers in Portsmouth and Rome have found hints that dark matter, the cosmic scaffolding on which our Universe is built, […]

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Hubble Views Ghostly Glow of Stars Ejected from Dead Galaxies

October 31, 2014

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Hubble Views Light From Dead Galaxies in Abell 2744

New Hubble data reveal the glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago and provide important steps forward in understanding the evolution of galaxy clusters. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart […]

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Views the Sun Glinting Off Titan’s North Polar Seas

October 31, 2014

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Cassini Views Titan's North Polar Seas

Taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, this near-infrared, color mosaic shows the sun glinting off of Titan’s north polar seas. While Cassini has captured, separately, views of the polar seas and the sun glinting off of them in the past, this is the first time both have been seen together in the same view. The sunglint, […]

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ALMA Reveals Planet-Forming Lifeline in Binary Star System GG Tau-A

October 30, 2014

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Planet Forming Lifeline Discovered in a Binary Star System

New research details the discovery of a streamer of gas flowing from a massive outer disc toward the inner reaches of the double star system GG Tauri-A. For the first time, scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the […]

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Astronomers Discover a Low-Mass Planet with a Highly Inconsistent Orbit

October 30, 2014

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PH3c A Low Mass Planet with a Highly Inconsistent Orbit

Yale astronomers and the Planet Hunter program have discovered a low-mass, low-density planet that has a highly inconsistent orbit time around its sun. The new planet, called PH3c, is located 2,300 light years from Earth and has an atmosphere loaded with hydrogen and helium. The elusive orb nearly avoided detection. This is because PH3c has […]

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Image of the Sunrise from the International Space Station

October 30, 2014

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Sunrise Image From ISS

This image of the sunrise was taken by astronaut Reid Wiseman on the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman posted this image of a sunrise, captured from the International Space Station, to social media on October 29, 2014. Wiseman wrote, “Not every day is easy. Yesterday was a tough one. #sunrise” Wiseman was referring […]

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Astronomers Confirm Existence of “Quiet” Quasars

October 29, 2014

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Existence of Quiet Quasars Confirmed

Using the GTC telescope, astronomers were able to confirm that, apart from the highly energetic and rapidly evolving quasars, there is another population of quasars that evolves slowly. Aeons ago, the universe was different: mergers of galaxies were common and gigantic black holes with masses equivalent to billions of times that of the Sun formed […]

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Unmanned Orbital Sciences Corp Spacecraft Explodes During Launch

October 29, 2014

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Unmanned NASA Contracted Orbital Sciences Corp Spacecraft Explodes

NASA has released a statement and held a news conference following the explosion during the attempted launch of Orbital Sciences Corp’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft. The following statement is from William Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Directorate, regarding the mishap that occurred at Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional […]

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LRO Spacecraft Captures Image of LADEE’s Lunar Impact Crater

October 29, 2014

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NASA Spacecraft Views LADEE Impact Crater

A new image from NASA’S Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft shows the impact crater on the lunar surface caused by the impact of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft. “The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC) team recently developed a new computer tool to search Narrow Angle Camera (NAC) before and after image pairs for […]

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Astronomers Measure the Size and Structure of a Nova’s Nuclear Blast

October 28, 2014

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Astronomers Measure the Size and Structure of a Novas Nuclear Blast

For the first time, a team of astronomers has measured the size and structure of a nova’s nuclear blast as it happened. The discovery of Nova Delphini 2013, along with the data collected about it, could well sharpen or reshape our understanding of the nature of such blasts. The research appears online in the journal […]

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Hinode Satellite Views Solar Eclipse

October 28, 2014

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Satellite Captures Footage of Solar Eclipse

The Hinode satellite was able to capture x-ray footage of last week’s solar eclipse. Cambridge, Massachusetts – The moon passed between the Earth and the sun on Thursday, October 23. While avid stargazers in North America looked up to watch the spectacle, the best vantage point was several hundred miles above the North Pole. The […]

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Chandra Identifies the Impact of Turbulence on Star Birth

October 28, 2014

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Turbulent Heating in Galaxy Clusters

Using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, a newly published study reveals evidence that heat channeled from turbulent motions in galaxy clusters is enough to offset radiative cooling and prevent the formation of stars. The same phenomenon that causes a bumpy airplane ride, turbulence, may be the solution to a long-standing mystery about stars’ birth, […]

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