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how to weigh stars with gravitational lensing How to Weigh Stars with Gravitational Lensing
ASTRO WATCH Astronomy & Astrophysics publishes the predictions of the passages of foreground stars in front of background stars. A team of astronomers, using... 19 hours
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers keep coming up short when they survey “normal” matter, the material that makes up galaxies, stars and planets. A new NASA-sponsored CubeSat mission... 1 day
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How to weigh stars with gravitational lensing
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CALET succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV
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Astronomers Find Twin of Giant Exoplanet Beta Pictoris b
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Neptune looks beautifully blue in sharp new telescope image - CNET
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NASA's new mini satellite will study Milky Way's halo
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Finding a planet with a 10 year orbit in just a few months
SCIENCE DAILY To discover the presence of a planet around stars, astronomers wait until it has completed three orbits. However, this effective technique has... 4 days
Supersharp images from new VLT adaptive optics
SCIENCE DAILY ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography -- and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune and other objects. The... 4 days
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Telescope Upgrade Produces Stunningly Clear Views of Space
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SCI-NEWS.COM A team of astronomers led by Dr. Scott Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science has discovered twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter: eleven ‘normal’... 5 days
Move over Hubble. This sharp pic of Neptune was taken from Earth
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Supersharp images from new VLT adaptive optics
PHYS.ORG ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has achieved first light with a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography—and has captured remarkably sharp test images of the planet Neptune and other objects. The MUSE instrument... 5 days
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Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'
REUTERS Astronomers on Tuesday announced the discovery of 10 more moons of Jupiter, bringing to 79 the... 5 days
Jupiter has 12 more moons than we thought, including an 'oddball' - CNET
CNET Astronomers confirm the existence of the moons, pushing Jupiter's total satellites to 79. 5 days
Astronomers find a famous exoplanet's doppelganger
SCIENCE DAILY A new planet has been imaged, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets. But this doppelganger differs in one very important way: Its origin. One object has long been known:... 5 days
Jupiter has 12 more moons than we thought, including 'oddball' Valetudo - CNET
CNET Astronomers confirm the existence of the moons, pushing Jupiter's total satellites to 79. 5 days
Jupiter has a dozen more moons than we realized, including an 'oddball' - CNET
CNET Astronomers confirm the existence of the moons, pushing Jupiter's total satellites to 79. 5 days
A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'
SCIENCE DAILY Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found -- 11 'normal' outer moons, and one that they're calling an 'oddball.' Astronomers first spotted the moons in the spring... 5 days
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CBC Astronomers looking for the a proposed planet beyond Pluto instead found 12 new moons around Jupiter, with one they refer to as an 'oddball.' 5 days
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SCIENCE-NEWS Astronomers found a dozen previously unknown moons of Jupiter, and one may be a remnant of a larger moon that... 5 days
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THE VERGE Ten more... 5 days
Mode changing and giant pulses found in a millisecond pulsar
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The longest period transiting planet candidate from K2
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Astronomers find a famous exoplanet's doppelgänger
PHYS.ORG When it comes to extrasolar planets, appearances can be deceiving. Astronomers have imaged a new planet, and it appears nearly identical to one of the best studied gas-giant planets. But this doppelgänger differs in one very... 6 days
Fermi Telescope: Studying the High-Energy Cosmos
SPACE.COM The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope studies the universe using gamma-rays, the highest-energy form of light. 6 days
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Universe’s Expansion Measured with Greatest Precision Yet
SCI-NEWS.COM Astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and ESA’s Gaia space observatory to make the most precise measurements of the expansion... 6 days
Image: The Herschel Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey
PHYS.ORG At first glance this frame is flooded with salt-and-pepper static. Rather than being tiny grains or pixels of TV noise, every single point of light in this image is actually a distant... 6 days
One of the densest clusters of galaxies in the universe is revealed
PHYS.ORG A study published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy and which questions current models of structure formation in the universe is based on data... 7 days
Hubble Catches Enormous Cluster of Galaxies
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ATLAS telescope pinpoints meteorite impact prediction
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Brown dwarf detected in the CoRoT-20 system
PHYS.ORG An international group of astronomers has discovered a new substellar object in the planetary system CoRoT-20. The newly identified object was classified as a brown dwarf due to its mass, which is greater than... 7 days
Hawaiian Asteroid-Warning Telescope Passes Key Test
SPACE.COM If you're someone who worries about death from above, this should make you sleep a little easier. 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH An international team of scientists has found the... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH China's Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope (FAST), the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, has discovered 43 new pulsars so far since its trial operation... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Since it first exploded into existence 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been expanding, dragging... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date... 1 week
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CBC It’s the perfect time of the year to do some planet hunting. If you have sharp eyes, you will be able to spot five... 1 week
South Africa unveils super radio telescope
PHYS.ORG South Africa on Friday unveiled a super radio telescope, a first phase of what will be the world's largest telescope in a project to try to unravel the secrets of the universe. 1 week
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A Rare Cosmic Collision Might Let Scientists Calculate the Precise Age of the Universe
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Astronomers Pinpoint Source of High-Energy Neutrinos for First Time
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Observatories team up to reveal rare double asteroid
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South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies
ABC NEWS South Africa unveils powerful new telescope with aim to give clearest views yet of galaxies 1 week
South Africa's MeerKAT to help unlock mysteries of universe
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Hubble and Gaia team up to fuel cosmic conundrum
SCIENCE DAILY Using the power and synergy of two space telescopes, astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate. 1 week
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The South Pole’s IceCube detector catches a ghostly particle from deep space, and how rice knows to grow when submerged
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Why a 4-Billion-Year-Old Particle That Hit Antarctica Is Such a Big Deal
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High-Energy 'Ghost Particle' Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough
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ESO’s Very Large Telescope Takes Closer Look at RCW 38
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James Webb Space Telescope to inspect atmospheres of gas giant exoplanets
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NASA's Kepler spacecraft pauses science observations to download science data
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How new telescope technology captured this image of Neptune from down here on Earth
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Team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
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Observatories team up to reveal rare double asteroid
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James Webb Space Telescope to inspect atmospheres of gas giant exoplanets
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