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The tadpoles of IC 410

Photo Album :: Abell 3376 :: April 14, 2010

Two different teams have reported using Chandra observations of galaxy clusters to study the properties of gravity on cosmic scales and test …

2015 June 11 - The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty

<b>The Light, the Dark, and the Dusty</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Herbert Walter, CEDIC Team<p><b>Explanation:</b> This colorful skyscape spans about three full …

The Realm of Daphnis

Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, is featured this view, kicking up waves as it orbits within the Keeler gap.

Who wins in the fight of wind vs. ice? | Lori Fenton's Blog

<b>A Piece of Mars:</b> This is the crest of one of the largest dunes on Mars (0.5×0.5 km or 0.31×0.31 mi). The wind mostly blows from the right, slowly …

Space

Breaking Exoplanet Discovery

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are …

Astronomy

NASA JPL Live

Photo Album :: Carina Nebula :: May 24, 2011

This large Chandra image shows the Carina Nebula, a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from …

Lowest-frequency accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar found

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have found the lowest-frequency accreting millisecond X-ray pulsar in the X-ray source known as IGR J17062−6143. By analyzing …

Astronomy

2014 August 29 - The Wizard Nebula

<b>The Wizard Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Michael Miller<p><b>Explanation:</b> Open star cluster NGC 7380 is still embedded in its natal cloud of interstellar …

How Harvard’s vast collection of glass plates still shapes astronomy | Astronomy.com

There are two types of plates. The majority are photographic: clear glass sheets scattered with dark specks of stars. Today, these plates draw the …

Astronomy

Life's Building Blocks Found on Dwarf Planet Ceres

The dwarf planet Ceres keeps looking better and better as a possible home for alien life.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft has spotted organic molecules — the …

Ceres

NASA’s SnowEx Challenges the Sensing Techniques…‘Until They Break’

A NASA-led team will kick off an ambitious airborne campaign to determine which combination of sensors would work best at collecting global …

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasa will hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Space

The brightest, furthest pulsar in the Universe

ESA’s XMM-Newton has found a pulsar – the spinning remains of a once-massive star – that is a thousand times brighter than previously thought …

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the …

Gullies in a Southern Mid-Latitude Crater

2014 October 2 - The Bubble Nebula

<b>The Bubble Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bernard Michaud<p><b>Explanation:</b> Blown by the wind from a massive star, this interstellar apparition has a …

Astronomy

ProtoDUNE revealed

CERN makes rapid progress toward prototype DUNE detectors.

2016 September 2 - Little Planet Astro Camp

<b>Little Planet Astro Camp</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> György Soponyai<p><b>Explanation:</b> Day and night on this little planet look a lot like day and night on …

Someone Strapped A GoPro To A Rocket And It's Jaw-Dropping

Maybe one day we'll think that rockets and space aren't that cool, but it's not today.

Ceres hosts ingredients for life – including organic compounds

<b>Dwarf planet Ceres is home to all the key ingredients for life,</b> with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft spotting the final component: organic compounds.<p>But …

Ceres

Powerful magnetars may give way to small black holes

The strongest magnets in the universe may have a shorter-than-expected shelf life.

Astronomy

Examining exploding stars through the atomic nucleus

Imagine being able to view microscopic aspects of a classical nova, a massive stellar explosion on the surface of a white dwarf star (about as big as …

The Standard Model stands its ground

This week, in a seminar at CERN, the LHCb collaboration has presented an exceptional result on a very rare decay of a particle called Bs0. This …

Optical fibre with Einstein effect

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have discovered a new mechanism for guiding light in photonic crystal …

2013 April 16 - Grand Spiral Galaxy M81 and Arp's Loop

<b>Grand Spiral Galaxy M81 and Arp's Loop</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Bernard Miller<p><b>Explanation:</b> One of the brightest galaxies in planet Earth's sky is …

Astronomy

Zooming Into Supernova 1987A [720p]

Physicists Forge Impossible Molecule That Chemists Failed To Make

There’s a bunch of physicists out there that are feeling a little bit pleased with themselves right now, and no wonder – they may have just made all …

Chemistry