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Two Enormous ‘Starburst’ Galaxies on a Collision Course
November 27, 2017
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Two Enormous ‘Starburst’ Galaxies on a Collision Course

Two incredibly massive ‘starburst’ galaxies are on their course of an extreme merger. Astronomers call the galactic pair ADFS-27. This extremely rare event occurs almost 13 billion light-years away, in the constellation Dorado. So, the galactic pair formed when the universe was just one billion years old....

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This is the Largest Structure in the Universe
November 27, 2017
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This is the Largest Structure in the Universe

The universe is tremendously big. So, somewhere in the deepness, you can find unimaginably big structures. Thus, making us look very insignificant. In November 2013 astronomers have found an enormously large structure. It would take you 10 billion light-years to cross it. Astronomers call this structure ‘Hercules-Corona...

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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide
November 27, 2017
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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide

So, a black hole is a collapsed core of a very big star. Their gravity is so strong, as we know, even light can’t escape. However, black holes can collide. In the early 20th century, Einstein predicted that gravity is a distortion of spacetime. He also predicted that massive objects moving through spacetime should...

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Space Dust Could Transport Life from Planet to Planet
November 22, 2017
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Space Dust Could Transport Life from Planet to Planet

A new study suggests quick-moving streams of space dust can transport microscopic creatures like tardigrades from planet to planet. Professor Arjun Berera from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Physics and Astronomy is the author of the new study. He suggests that some smaller organisms might be able to travel across...

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ALMA Discovers the most Powerful Galactic Collision
November 19, 2017
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ALMA Discovers the most Powerful Galactic Collision

ALMA observes a super bright galactic collision. Two ancient galaxies, 50 times bigger than our own, collide, thus, forming the largest galaxy merger ever. Astronomers call these two galaxies ADFS-27. Scientists refer to them as ‘superluminous starburst galaxies,’ because they are both incredibly bright and...

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Astronomers observe a new type of cosmic explosion
November 16, 2017
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Astronomers observe a new type of cosmic explosion

You can find trillions of cosmic explosions happening around the universe. There are different types of them and we are still finding new ones. An international team of astronomers has found a new type of cosmic explosion in a galaxy 2.4 billion light-years away. Researchers call this explosion PS1-10adi. Telescopes in Hawaii...

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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds
November 13, 2017
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Astronomers Find Twenty New, Possibly Habitable Worlds

All of these newly discovered planets might be possibly habitable worlds. That’s because they all orbit within the habitable zone around their star. The Kepler space telescope has made an absolutely incredible number of discoveries. The telescope is hunting for more than eight years. A group of international researchers...

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Astronomers Discover a Strange Star that would not Die
November 11, 2017
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Astronomers Discover a Strange Star that would not Die

Every massive star experiences last stellar evolutionary stages, thus, going supernova. However, this strange star went supernova more than once. Astronomers have observed supernovae thousands of times. Every explosion has been considered to be the terminal explosion of a star. Until now, we have known that when a massive...

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Brown Dwarf Star Killed its Companion, Turning it into a White Dwarf Star
November 09, 2017
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Brown Dwarf Star Killed its Companion, Turning it into a White Dwarf Star

A team of Brazilian astronomers observed a rare sight in the Milky Way. They saw a brown dwarf killing its brother star, turning it into a white dwarf. Researchers from Brazil saw a really weird event occurring in an eclipsing binary. This binary system is composed of a white dwarf and a low-mass brown dwarf. Brazilian...

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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record
November 06, 2017
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Astronomers Discover the Most Ancient Galaxy on Record

The deeper in space you look, the farther in time you travel. This time, astronomers have found the most ancient galaxy to date. A team of astronomers at the Swinburne University of Technology and The Australian National University (ANU) made this discovery. ANU is a part of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence...

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