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A Brand New World Found in CS Cha Binary System
May 13, 2018
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A Brand New World Found in CS Cha Binary System

Dutch researchers from Leiden University led an international team of astronomers which has discovered a brand new planet.  Astronomers found this mysterious companion in a binary star system thanks to an infrared image of the CS Cha binary. However, for a better observation, they passed the image under special polarization...

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First Cloudless Exoplanet Discovered
May 08, 2018
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First Cloudless Exoplanet Discovered

So, an international team of scientists has discovered for the first time a cloudless exoplanet, WASP-96b. The sodium shines brightly in this world. Here’s the story. Hot gas giants outside of our solar system are rich in sodium, which is the seventh-most common element in the universe. But the clouds that dominate the...

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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy
April 27, 2018
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Most Detailed Map of Milky Way Could Transform Astronomy

European Space Agency released the most detailed map yet of our Galaxy, the Milky Way. Astronomers used data from the ESA’s Gaia satellite. So, the image you see above (full resolution available here) features the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars and the distance, colors, velocities, and directions of motion of about...

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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way
April 04, 2018
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Ten Thousand Black Holes Hiding in the Center of the Milky Way

A recent study suggests that the center of the Milky Way is hiding about ten thousand black holes. But we have never previously been able to see them. For decades astronomers have suspected there might be a host of smaller black holes. All of them surrounding the supermassive one, Sagittarius A*, that sits at the center of...

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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277
March 15, 2018
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Hubble Finds Relic Galaxy Close to our Home – NGC 1277

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an ancient cluster of stars in our own cosmic backyard. Astronomers call this ancient galaxy as NGC 1277. NGC 1277 unique for the fact that is composed exclusively of aging stars that were born 10 billion years ago. The eerie galaxy doesn’t appear to have evolved much in the...

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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same
March 14, 2018
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Astronomers Discover that all Galaxies Spin the Same

Recently, astronomers have discovered that no matter how big, all galaxies rotate once every billion years. Researchers think this is weird. Lead researcher Gerhardt Meurer said the discovery was “kind of weird.” “I just thought that’s kind of odd, small galaxies and big galaxies all orbiting at the same...

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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision
March 12, 2018
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Hubble Captures a Spectacular Galactic Collision

Hubble Space Telescope has been enjoying spectacular views for nearly 28 years. Currently, it has caught a beautiful shot of a galactic collision. NASA’s and ESA’s legendary telescope rotates in low Earth orbit. This beautiful piece of technology has vastly increased our knowledge about space. We have learned more...

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High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way
March 06, 2018
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High Resolution Image of the Core of the Milky Way

Astronomers have traced the magnetic field lines around the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole. Thus, producing the first high-resolution map of the center of the Milky Way. You can find warm gas in the galaxy’s Central Molecular Zone (CMZ). Massive bursts of star formation heat this gas. They surround the Supermassive...

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Weird Satellite Galaxies Caught on a Coordinated Dance
February 02, 2018
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Weird Satellite Galaxies Caught on a Coordinated Dance

Astronomers from the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Monday published a colorful image of a small galaxy in the constellation of Sagittarius. In this week’s issue of Science, Oliver Müller (University of Basel, Switzerland) and colleagues report on the discovery of surprisingly organized motion among the satellite...

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Weird Winds Defy the Laws of Science in a Hot Planet
January 31, 2018
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Weird Winds Defy the Laws of Science in a Hot Planet

Astronomers found the hottest spot. Their discovery could help them better understand how winds blow on “hot Jupiters” or massive gas giants. In 2007 astronomers discovered a giant, gaseous exoplanet named CoRot-2b. It orbits its host star in less than three days. Astronomers often classify planets like this as...

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