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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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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star
January 30, 2018
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Three Super-Earths Found Orbiting Cool Dwarf Star

Astronomers have found three super-Earths orbiting around a cool star called LP 415-17. They used data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. They have achieved this discovery using data from the NASA Kepler spacecraft’s reborn K2 mission. The finding is reported January 18 in a paper published on the arXiv...

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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”
January 17, 2018
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Astronomers Discover Supermassive Black Hole that “Burps”

Supermassive black holes reside at the center of most, if not all, massive galaxies. Astronomers recently discovered a supermassive black hole that “burps”. It lies approximately 900 million light-years from Earth, in a galaxy called SDSS J1354+1327 (J1354 for short). The work, presented at the Washington, D.C.,...

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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System
January 14, 2018
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Citizen Scientists Discover a Multi-Planet System

For the first time, citizen scientists discover a five-exoplanet system with super-earths, using Kepler data. Exoplanet Explorers is a project where citizen scientists discover different exoplanets. Thus, studying the physical features of these planets, such as their atmosphere, density, and chemistry. However, this is the...

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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79
December 14, 2017
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Hubble Captures a Celestial ‘Snow Globe’ – Messier 79

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope caught a magnificent view of Messier 79. It resembles a swirling snowstorm in a snow globe. Messier 79 aka M79, is a globular cluster and it lies in the constellation Lepus, 41,000 light-years from Earth. It’s also known as NGC 1904 in the astronomical catalog. Experts made the photo...

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