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solar minimum surprisingly constant Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant
ASTRO WATCH Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles... 10 minutes
Antimatter Particles Are Crashing into Earth, And Scientists Don't Know Why
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Solar minimum surprisingly constant
PHYS.ORG Using more than a half-century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles have been the same each time, despite large differences in the maximums of... 1 day
Astronomers relieved as U.S. funding agency moves to keep Arecibo telescope operating
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NASA Unveils First Science Projects for the James Webb Space Telescope
SPACE.COM This week, organizers revealed some of the very first cosmic objects that the James Webb Space Telescope will study. 2 days
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Astronomers discover new type of cosmic explosion
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Neutron star with strong magnetic field may still launch jets
PHYS.ORG An international team of astronomers led by the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) suspects that neutron stars with a strong magnetic field can still launch so-called jets. Since... 3 days
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ASTRO WATCH The formation of stars in distant galaxies is still largely unexplored. For the first time, astronomers at the... 4 days
Zwicky Transient Facility sees 'first light'
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When Two Become One: Twisted Cosmic Knot Shines in Hubble Photo
SPACE.COM This image shows what happens when two galaxies collide to become one. 4 days
New camera on Palomar telescope will seek out supernovas, asteroids and more
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New California telescope aims to catch quickly moving celestial events
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PHYS.ORG A new robotic camera with the ability to capture hundreds of thousands of stars and galaxies in a single shot has taken its first image of the sky—an event astronomers refer to as "first light." The... 4 days
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ASTRO WATCH New observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright... 5 days
ALMA Spots Pair of Extremely Rare Hyper-Luminous Starburst Galaxies
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SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have uncovered the never-before-seen close encounter between two astoundingly bright and spectacularly massive galaxies in the early universe. 5 days
James Webb Space Telescope early science observations revealed
PHYS.ORG Astronomers around the world will have immediate access to early data from specific science observations from NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, which will be completed within the first five months of Webb's... 5 days
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PHYS.ORG Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of... 5 days
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Astronomers discover radio emission from a symbiotic X-ray binary
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—Using the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), an international group of researchers has detected radio emissions from the accreting X-ray pulsar and symbiotic X-ray binary system designated GX... 5 days
Hubble Space Telescope Observes NGC 4625
SCI-NEWS.COM The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of a dwarf galaxy called NGC 4625. NGC 4625, also known as LEDA 42607 and... 5 days
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ASTRO WATCH Comets are our most direct link to the earliest stages... 7 days
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ASTRO WATCH Voices reverberating off mountains and the sound of footsteps bouncing off walls are examples of an echo. Echoes happen when... 1 week
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CBC VIDEO The Hubble Space Telescope captured the light echos of a distant supernova bouncing off a dust... 1 week
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Hubble Captures Distant Supernova’s Light Echoes
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CNET The Hubble Space Telescopes catches sight of a rare light echo from an exploding star as it ripples like a stone dropped into a... 1 week
Expanding light echo spotted around supernova
SCIENCE DAILY Hubble images reveal an expanding shell of light from a supernova explosion sweeping through interstellar space three years after the stellar blast was discovered. The "echoing" light looks like a ripple expanding on a pond. The... 1 week
Hubble spots expanding light echo around supernova
PHYS.ORG Light from a supernova explosion in the nearby starburst galaxy M82 is reverberating off a huge dust cloud in interstellar space. 1 week
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Supernova Discovery Challenges Theories of How Certain Stars End Their Lives
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'Zombie star' baffles scientists by surviving supernovae
Sky News A 'zombie star' which refuses to die has left astronomers stumped and questioning everything they know about supernovae. 1 week
Astronomers discover a star that would not die
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have made a bizarre discovery; a star that refuses to stop shining. 1 week
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CNET Stars usually go out in a bright flash that fades fast, but astronomers have spotted a massive star that just keeps exploding after more than 50 years. 1 week
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CBC In a galaxy far, far away lies a puzzling star, one that seems to be dying multiple deaths,... 1 week
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ASTRO WATCH A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the... 1 week
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THE VERGE In September 2014, when astronomer Iair Arcavi found a new supernova in the night... 1 week
Giant radio telescope lends a hand in Puerto Rico relief
Science Magazine Its own fate in question, the Arecibo Observatory aids communities after hurricane 2 weeks
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Astronomers Find One of Universe’s Earliest Galaxies
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ASTRO WATCH Astronomers using the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT), which is operated jointly by the University... 2 weeks
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ALMA Spots Huge ‘Molecular Reservoir’ in Nearby Starburst Galaxy NGC 253
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Seven new giant radio galaxies discovered
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ALMA's image of a red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun's future
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Extremely massive exoplanet discovered in the Milky Way's bulge
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Hubble cashes in Abell's richest cluster
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