2000 Year Old Supernova Mystery Solved

2000 Year Old Supernova Mystery Solved

In 185 A.D., Chinese astronomers noted a “guest star” that mysteriously appeared in the sky and stayed for about 8 months. By the 1960s, scientists had determined that the mysterious…

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Astronomers Capture Image of Planet Being Born

Astronomers Capture Image of Planet Being Born

A University of Hawaii astronomer has captured the first direct image of a planet forming around a star. Dr. Adam Kraus used the twin 10 meter Keck telescopes on Mauna…

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New Research Only Deepens Mystery of Dark Matter

New Research Only Deepens Mystery of Dark Matter

Dark matter is invisible, betraying its presence only through its gravitational pull. Without dark matter holding them together, our galaxy’s speedy stars would fly off in all directions. The nature…

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ALMA, Worlds Most Powerful Radio Telescope Open for Business

ALMA, Worlds Most Powerful Radio Telescope Open for Business

ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, the worlds most complex ground-based astronomy observatory, was officially opened for astronomers on Monday after ten years of planning and construction. ALMA is being…

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Scientists Discover a ‘Star Wars’ Like Planet

Scientists Discover a ‘Star Wars’ Like Planet

A team astronomers from NASA’s Kepler space telescope mission have announced the discovery of a planet that orbits two suns, a scenario that breaks so many galactic rules that it…

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Moon May Be Younger Than We Thought, New Study Says

Moon May Be Younger Than We Thought, New Study Says

New research by a team of scientists from the U.S., Denmark and France suggest that the moon may be 200 million years younger than was previously thought. Using a new…

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