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Astronomers stumble upon a 'Frankenstein' galaxy

<b>Washington</b><p>Scientists have discovered an enormous, bizarre galaxy possibly formed from the parts of other galaxies about 718,000 light-years away in …

Hubble’s Photo Of Two Or More Galaxies Merging At Eridanus

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured an image of a strange-looking galaxy floating in the southern constellation of Eridanus, located about 30 …

Astrophysics

A Quiet Space in the Core of the Perseus Cluster

Using the Hitomi satellite astronomers find that turbulence in the central region of the Perseus cluster is low, implying that errors in previous …

Astrophysics

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Archive - Mars!

<b>Each Sunday we present a notable item from our archives. This EPOD was originally published July 10, 2001.</b><b>Provided by:</b>NASA and The Hubble Heritage …

Astronomy

A famous supermassive black hole 'spied on' with the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Cygnus A is an elliptical galaxy at around 600 million light years from the Earth, which has a supermassive black hole at its centre. It is one of …

NASA peers through its SpeX: Aha! Jupiter's globe-warming hotspot

You can't get internet there, but Giant Red Spot is clue to 'energy crisis'Jupiter’s Great Red Spot may be responsible for stirring an atmospheric …

Astronomy

Largest ever map of the universe points to mysterious ‘dark energy’

The largest ever 3D map of the universe strengthens astronomers’ belief that three quarters of the cosmos is made of an unknown substance: ‘dark energy’<p>It is hard to know whether it’s a success or a failure but modern astronomy tells us that almost three quarters of the universe is in the form of …

Hubble Has Released a Photo of The 'Final Frontier'

Live long and prosper.<p>In honour of the 50th anniversary of <i>Star Trek</i>, the Hubble Space Telescope has released an image boldly going where no one has …

Astrophysics

We may be about to solve one of the biggest mysteries in the universe

The discovery of gravitational waves in February is leading to remarkable new insights in physics. One of the most promising is identifying what dark matter is made of, the elusive missing majority of the universe that we know is out there but can't detect directly. NASA Cosmologist Alexander …

Physics

NASA just released a video of what it would be like to land on Pluto, and it's breathtaking

It took NASA's New Horizons spacecraft over nine years to reach the distant world of Pluto, but it was well worth the wait. This video reveals six weeks of images that New Horizons snapped of Pluto as it approached, reached, and passed the dwarf planet.<p>These images have revolutionized our …

Solar System

KQED

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has recently mapped the surface temperatures of a “super-Earth,” giving us a rare glimpse into the environmental and …

For first time, astronomers find water clouds beyond our solar system

The coldest brown dwarf known to science has yielded another first: the only water clouds ever discovered beyond our solar system.<p>WISE 0855. That's …

Universe

Cornell University research finds life could exist on Saturn’s moon Titan

Despite its seemingly inhospitable climate, life could exist on Saturn’s moon Titan, according to research by scientists at Cornell University.<p>With …

Planets

This innovation could change space travel forever

In the final hours of Monday, July 4, NASA's Juno spacecraft completed a tricky maneuver with pinpoint accuracy, and in doing so, became the second …

It suddenly seems like life could be found almost anywhere in the universe

Researchers suggest we may need to expand our horizons when it comes to the search for life beyond Earth.<p>Science still has no solid proof that life exists beyond Earth. But the more we look around the universe, the more we see the <i>potential</i> for life just about everywhere, including in some really …

This massive planet has three suns, and that's not all that's weird about it

This exoplanet was an unexpected discovery because it sits in a strange spot in a triple star system.<p>About 320 light years away lies a large …

Life on Saturn’s frozen moon: Scientists believe they’ve discovered a habitable world

Enceladus contains a source of energy and a subterranean ocean. The challenge now is how to explore its surface<p>Saturn’s frozen moon Enceladus is a tantalizing world—many scientists are increasingly convinced it may be the best place in our solar system to search for life. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, …

A Telescope the Size of Earth Just Captured a Supermassive Black Hole Eating a Star

Astronomers just got their most precise look to-date at a supermassive black hole gobbling up a star. The research could help us figure out what …

The first image of a new gaseous component in a planetary nebula - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

After shining for many millions of years, stars end their lives, mainly, in two ways: very high mass stars die very violently as supernovae, while …

Hubble Space Telescope captures most detailed image of Crab Nebula to date

Astronomers have taken a breathtaking journey deep into the Crab Nebula, the famous remnant of an exploding star that dazzled Chinese astronomers in …