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From Ethan Siegel: "Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy"

Starts with a Bang

Dec 19, 2014
Ethan Siegel

“We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.” - 1,490 more words

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From JPL: "Horsehead of a Different Color"


December 19, 2014
No Writer Credit

Sometimes a horse of a different color hardly seems to be a horse at all, as, for example, in this newly released image from… 1,117 more words

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From NOAO: "NOAO: Compact Galaxy Groups Reveal Details of Their Close Encounters"

December 18, 2014
Dr. David James
Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Casilla 603
La Serena, CHILE
E-mail: djj@ctio.noao.edu

Galaxies – spirals laced with nests of recent star formation, quiescent… 1,082 more words

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From Chandra: "Chandra Weighs Most Massive Galaxy Cluster in Distant Universe"

NASA Chandra

The most distant massive galaxy cluster, located about 9.6 billion light years from Earth, has been found and studied. Astronomers nicknamed this object the “Gioello” (Italian for “Jewel”) Cluster. 658 more words

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From IFA at U Hawaii: "UH Astronomer, Keck Observatory Confirm First Kepler K2 Exoplanet Discovery"

University of Hawaii

Institute for Astronomy

IFA at Manua Kea

Despite a malfunction that ended its primary mission in May 2013, NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has discovered a new super-Earth using data collected during its “second life,” known as the… 823 more words

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From FNAL:- "Frontier Science Result: DZero Measuring the strange sea with silicon"

Fermilab is an enduring source of strength for the US contribution to scientific research world wide.

Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Leo Bellantoni

Our last DZero… 618 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "Does the Scientific Method need Revision?"

Starts with a Bang

Dec 18, 2014
Ethan Siegel

Does the prevalence of untestable theories in cosmology and quantum gravity require us to change what we mean by a scientific theory? 1,803 more words

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