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Making stars when the universe was half its age

18 hours ago   |   Phys.org

The universe is about 13.8 billion years old, and its stars are arguably its most momentous handiwork. Astronomers studying the intricacies of star formation across cosmic time...
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New paper indicates potential for primitive life on icy Barnard b super-earth planet if geothermal activity exists

1 day ago   |   Phys.org

Barnard b is a recently discovered Super-Earth planet orbiting Barnard's Star, making it the second nearest star system to the Earth. Although likely cold , it could still have...
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Pioneering infrared imager gives sharpest-ever view of stars and planet-forming discs

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

A pioneering new instrument that produces the sharpest images of young stars could give astronomers a fascinating glimpse into how the solar system may have looked more than...
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High-speed supernova reveals earliest moments of a dying star

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

An international team of scientists, including astronomers from the Universities of Leicester, Bath and Warwick, have found evidence for the existence of a 'hot cocoon' of...
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Researchers discover black hole in our galaxy spinning rapidly around itself

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

A University of Southampton-led project has shown a black hole spinning near its maximum possible rate around its axis.
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Fast, very high-energy gamma-ray flare detected from the blazar BL Lacertae

2 days ago   |   Phys.org

Using Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov telescopes, an international group of astronomers has detected a fast, very high-energy flare from the blazar BL Lacertae...
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Habitable planets around red dwarf stars might not get enough photons to support plant life

3 days ago   |   Phys.org

In recent years, the number of extra-solar planets discovered around nearby M-type has grown considerably. In many cases, these confirmed planets have been "Earth-like...
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Comprehensive model captures entire life cycle of solar flares

3 days ago   |   Phys.org

A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of...
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Team discovers new way supermassive black holes are 'fed'

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

Supermassive black holes weigh millions to billions times more than our sun and lie at the center of most galaxies. A supermassive black hole several million times the mass of...
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The orderly chaos of black holes

4 days ago   |   Phys.org

During the formation of a black hole, a bright burst of very energetic light in the form of gamma rays is produced, these events are called gamma ray bursts. The physics behind...
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