July 7, 2014

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Discovery of Newfound Frozen World Expands Search for Earthlike Planets

A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth provides the first evidence that terrestrial planets can form in orbits similar to Earth’s, even in a binary star system where the stars are not very far apart. Columbus, Ohio — A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located […]

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July 7, 2014

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Newly Released Hubble Image of Spiral Galaxy NGC 1433

This newly released Hubble image shows spiral galaxy NGC 1433, which is located roughly 32 million light-years from Earth. This view, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows a nearby spiral galaxy known as NGC 1433. At about 32 million light-years from Earth, it is a type of very active galaxy known as a […]

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July 3, 2014

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New Technique Provides a Clear and Rapid Means of Classifying Supernova Remnants

By observing specific X-ray emissions from iron atoms in the core of supernova remnants, astronomers developed a new technique that provides a clear and rapid means of classifying supernova remnants. An international team of astronomers using data from the Japan-led Suzaku X-ray observatory has developed a powerful technique for analyzing supernova remnants, the expanding clouds […]

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July 3, 2014

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Herschel Discovers Evidence That Could Solve a Puzzling Meteorite Mystery

Using the Herschel Space Observatory to probe the turbulent beginnings of a Sun-like star, astronomers have discovered evidence of mighty stellar winds that could solve a puzzling meteorite mystery. In spite of their tranquil appearance in the night sky, stars are scorching furnaces that spring to life through tumultuous processes – and our 4.5 billion-year-old […]

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July 3, 2014

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Chandra Reveals a New Composite Image of NGC 4258

This new composite image of NGC 4258 shows X-rays from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory in blue, radio data from the NSF’s Karl Jansky Very Large Array in purple, optical data from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in yellow and blue, and infrared data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope in red. A galaxy about 23 million light […]

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July 2, 2014

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Three-Atom Thick Crystal is Capable of Toggling Between Two Electrical States

New research from Stanford University shows how to make a three-atom thick crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures, opening the door to flexible electronic materials. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today’s smart phones […]

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July 2, 2014

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The Reinterpretation of Cold Dark Matter as a Bose-Einstein Condensate

Newly published research signifies the reinterpretation of cold dark matter, opening up the possibility that it could be regarded as a very cold quantum fluid governing the formation of the structure of the Universe. Tom Broadhurst, an Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU’s Department of Theoretical Physics, has participated alongside scientists of the National Taiwan University […]

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July 2, 2014

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New ESO Image of Star Formation Region Gum 15

This newly released ESO image, taken with the Wide Field Imager on the MPG/ESO 2.2-meter telescope at the La Silla Observatory, shows the star forming region known as Gum 15. The little-known cloud of cosmic gas and dust called Gum 15 is the birthplace and home of hot young stars. Beautiful and deadly, these stars […]

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July 1, 2014

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MIT Develops Membrane That Can Separate Highly Mixed Oil-Spill Residues

A newly developed membrane can separate highly mixed fine oil-spill residues, processing large quantities of the finely mixed materials back into pure oil and water. Whenever there is a major spill of oil into water, the two tend to mix into a suspension of tiny droplets, called an emulsion, that is extremely hard to separate […]

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July 1, 2014

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New Simulation Shows How the ‘Pillars of Creation’ Were Created

A new simulation shows how the ‘Pillars of Creation’ were created, showing how the cloud collapses and forms ‘elephant trunks’ and bright rims over 1.6 million years. The ‘Pillars of Creation’, an image made with the Hubble Space Telescope in 1995, is one of the most famous astronomical views. It shows how ‘elephant trunks’ of […]

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July 1, 2014

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Accurate Model of How the Umbrella Galaxy is Swallowing a Smaller Galaxy

Scientists used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to study the dynamics of faint stellar substructures around the Umbrella Galaxy, accurately modeling how it is swallowing a smaller galaxy. Mauna Kea, Hawaii – Scientists studying a ‘twin’ of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately […]

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July 1, 2014

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Scientists Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Organize

Using geometry, scientists from the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology at Rockefeller University have coaxed human embryonic stem cells to organize themselves. About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that […]

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