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From SPACE.com: "How Far, the Stars? Quasars Solve 'Seven Sisters' Star Cluster Mystery"


August 28, 2014
Elizabeth Howell

Super-bright galaxies powered by black holes have helped astronomers come up with the most accurate distance yet to the iconic… 715 more words

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From SPACE.com: "Cosmic Quest: Who Really Discovered Neptune?"


August 28, 2014
Geoff Gaherty

Neptune will appear directly opposite the sun in the sky tomorrow (Aug. 29), but despite the potentially clear view of the planet from Earth, the truth about the person who first discovered the distant world remains cloudy. 542 more words

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From Phys.org: Astronomers find evidence of water clouds in brown dwarf atmosphere


Aug 27, 2014
Bob Yirka

A team of researchers, led by space scientist Jacqueline Faherty, has found evidence of water clouds in the atmosphere of a brown dwarf situated just 7.3 light years away. 545 more words

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From NASA/Chandra : "G292.0+1.8: Supernova Explosions Stay In Shape" 2009

NASA Chandra

A new study of supernova remnants allowed scientists to categorize the explosion that created them based on their shape. Supernovas that come from thermonuclear explosion on… 351 more words

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From Fermilab- "Frontier Science Result: DZero Which way did it go?"

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

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
Leo Bellantoni

In the DZero detector… 627 more words

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From NRAO: "Orion Rocks! Pebble-Size Particles May Jump-Start Planet Formation"

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

August 27, 2014

Rocky planets like Earth start out as microscopic bits of dust tinier than a grain of sand, or so theories predict. 1,064 more words

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