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From JPL-Caltech: "Dawn Sets Course for Higher Orbit"


August 31, 2016
Elizabeth Landau
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

This artist concept shows NASA’s Dawn spacecraft above dwarf planet Ceres, as seen in images from the mission. 536 more words

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From Ethan Siegel: "A Young, Dusty, Disk-Bearing Star Debunks 'Alien Megastructures' Theory"

From Ethan Siegel

Aug 31, 2016

Artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk. Image credit: ESO/L. Calçada.

When you observe a distant star, you expect its brightness to be something that’s fairly uniform. 1,229 more words

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From AAS NOVA: "Monitoring Holes in the Sun’s Corona"

American Astronomical Society

31 August 2016
Susanna Kohler

A view of a hole in the Sun’s corona from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. A new study tracks the trend of coronal holes from 1975 to 2014. 578 more words

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From SLAC: "SLAC’s High-speed ‘Electron Camera’ Films Atomic Nuclei in Vibrating Molecules"


August 31, 2016

Method Gives Scientists New Ways to Study Rapid Nuclear Motions in Nature’s Light-dependent Processes

Using SLAC’s instrument for ultrafast electron diffraction (UED), researchers were able to directly see the motions of atomic nuclei in vibrating molecules for the first time. 1,172 more words

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From Carnegie: "Discovery one-ups Tatooine, finds twin stars hosting three giant exoplanets"

Carnegie Institution for Science

August 31, 2016
No writer credit found

A team of Carnegie scientists has discovered three giant planets in a binary star system composed of stellar ”twins” that are also effectively siblings of our Sun. 901 more words

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From TUM: "16.2 million Euros for neutron and positron research"

Techniche Universitat Munchen

Andrea Voit (FRM2)

S. Reiffert (TUM)

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has given 13.5 million Euros to fund a number of projects at the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Zentrum (MLZ). 1,235 more words

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From Hubble: "Revisiting the Veil Nebula"

NASA/ESA Hubble Telescope

24 September 2015
Mathias Jäger
ESA/Hubble, Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
Tel: +49 176 62397500
Email: mjaeger@partner.eso.org

Object Name: Veil Nebula, NGC 6960, Cygnus Loop… 763 more words

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