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From ETH Zürich

ETH Zürich

Barbara Vonarburg

Young giant planets are born from gas and dust. Researchers of ETH Zürich and the Universities of Zürich and Bern simulated different scenarios relying on the computing power of the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) to find out how they exactly form and evolve. 992 more words

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From UC Riverside: "The Cosmic Horseshoe Is Not the Lucky Beacon That Astronomers Had Hoped For"

UC Riverside


A UC Riverside-lead team of astronomers used a new approach by using the gravitationally lensed galaxy to try to measure the escaping fraction of photons. 850 more words

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From ALMA: "Young Stellar System Caught in Act of Forming Close Multiples"


26 October 2016
Dave Finley
Public Information Officer
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
Tel: 1 575.835-7302
Email: dfinley@nrao.edu

Nicolás Lira T.
Education and Public Outreach Coordinator… 828 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "Hubble's Latest Breakthrough Reveals Trillions Of Unknown Galaxies In The Universe"

Oct 14, 2016
Ethan Siegel

Image of the HST GOODS-South field, one of the deepest images of the sky but covering just one millionth of its total area. 1,275 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "Physicists Beat Yet Another Challenge To Dark Matter's Existence"

Ethan Siegel

A clumpy dark matter halo with varying densities and a very large, diffuse structure, as predicted by simulations, with the luminous part of the galaxy shown for scale. 1,687 more words

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From ESA: "Next step towards a gravitational-wave observatory in space"

European Space Agency

25 October 2016

Merging black holes. No image credit.

Today, ESA has invited European scientists to propose concepts for the third large mission in its science programme, to study the gravitational Universe. 948 more words

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