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From SPACE.com- "Asteroid Defense: Scanning the Sky for Threats From Space"

SPACE.com

July 28, 2016
Elizabeth Howell


This graphic shows all of the potentially hazardous asteroids (and their orbital paths) around Earth (not to scale). As of 2013, scientists had counted over 1,400 of these potentially hazardous asteroids. 1,173 more words

Basic Research

Move Over, 'Star Trek' — Hubble Telescope Sees the Real Final Frontier

Just in time for the new “Star Trek” movie arrival in theaters this weekend, the Hubble Space Telescope released its latest image from its “Frontier Fields” program. 302 more words

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From Stanford: "Stanford researchers help to explain how stars are born, cosmic structures evolve"


Stanford University

July 6, 2016
Manuel Gnida

An international team of scientists including Stanford researchers unveiled new findings on understanding the dynamic behavior of galaxy clusters and ties to cosmic evolution. 1,117 more words

Basic Research

From SPACE.com: "The Universe's First Galaxies May Light Up Its Dark Ages"

SPACE.com

June 28, 2016
Nola Taylor Redd

Shown in this artist’s impression, CR7 is one of the bright galaxies of the early universe and may contain some of the first generations of stars. 615 more words

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From SPACE.com: "New Recipe for Gravitational Waves Calls for Early Double Stars"

SPACE.com

June 22, 2016
Nola Taylor Redd

Take two massive stars, collapse them into black holes, bake for 10 billion years, and combine. That’s the recipe scientists have cooked up to produce the first detected gravitational waves spotted last September, and one that produces the most recent detection, as well. 1,298 more words

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From SPACE.com: "SETI Eavesdrops on Nearby Star in Smart Alien Hunt"

SPACE.com

June 24, 2016
Ian O’Neill


SETI/Allen Telescope Array situated at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory, 290 miles (470 km) northeast of San Francisco, California, USA… 1,019 more words

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