Astronomy

Washboard and fluted terrains on Pluto as evidence for ancient glaciation

56 minutes ago   |   Phys.org

A letter authored by SETI Institute scientist Oliver White was published by Nature Astronomy today. Co-authors included researchers Jeff Moore, Tanguy Bertrand and Kimberly...
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Tavares Strachan Teams With SpaceX to Launch Satellite-Sculpture Into Orbit

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

The object, made of 24-karat gold, honors Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African-American to train as an astronaut.
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Merging galaxy cluster provides laboratory for accelerating electrons

7 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Merging galaxy clusters provide natural laboratories for astronomers to study cosmic phenomena. Igone Urdampilleta from SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research uses the...
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Cosmologists provide new measurement of cosmic controversy

7 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Researchers from the University of Portsmouth have come up with a new measurement of one of the most debated topics in cosmology.
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Giant flare detected on a pre-main sequence M star

7 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Using the Next Generation Transit Survey , astronomers have identified an energetic flare displaying quasi-periodic pulsations on the pre-main sequence M star NGTS...
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Dark matter 'hurricane' offers chance to detect axions

8 hours ago   |   Phys.org

A team of researchers from Universidad de Zaragoza, King's College London and the Institute of Astronomy in the U.K. has found that a "dark matter hurricane" passing through...
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Galaxies like Russian dolls

8 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Jairo Méndez Abreu and Adriana de Lorenzo-Cáceres, researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias , have discovered a peanut-shaped structure in the inner bar of a...
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Gaia spots a 'ghost' galaxy next door

9 hours ago   |   Phys.org

The Gaia satellite has spotted an enormous 'ghost' galaxy lurking on the outskirts of the Milky Way.
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Researchers conduct comprehensive study of the merging galaxy cluster MACS J0417.5-1154

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

An international team of scientists has carried out a comprehensive multi-wavelength study of one the merging galaxy clusters known as MACS J0417.5-1154. The research...
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Watch Rocket Lab Try to Launch an Electron Rocket to Orbit From New Zealand

2 days ago   |   NY Times   |   2 articles

The company aims to complete its first commercial mission to space, a harbinger of a new breed of rocket that is small, cheap and able to be launched frequently.
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