Galaxies

A Planet Without An Atmosphere Bolsters Concerns About Bodies Orbiting Stars Smaller Than The Sun

Most of the terrestrial planets in the galaxy orbit stars smaller than the sun. Because of their sheer numbers, they would seem to be promising candidates in the search for life elsewhere. But astronomers say they suspect that these...
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Super-earth At A Nearby Star Is A Mercury-like Hunk Of Rock

Enlarge / An artist's view of what's undoubtedly the cooler side of the planet. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/R. Hurt) The most common star in our galaxy is a red dwarf, smaller and dimmer than the Sun. Because these small stars put out much less...
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Hubble Telescope Spots Two Galaxies In A Doomed (but Dazzling) Dance

Two galaxies are caught in a crazy cosmic dance, pulling at each other in a fresh image from the Hubble Space Telescope.
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The Black Hole At The Center Of Our Galaxy Is Flaring And No One Knows Why

At the heart of our galaxy lies a supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*. Normally this giant monster is relatively docile, but recently it's been a hotbed of unexpected activity, rapidly glowing 75 times brighter than normal.
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Galaxy's Draw Against Sounders Feels Like A Loss

An unlucky own goal in the 82nd minute costs the LA Galaxy, who played mostly shorthanded in a 2-2 draw against the visiting Seattle Sounders.
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Scientists Create Millions Of Virtual Universes To Understand Cosmic History

Virtual universes on a supercomputer gave scientists more insight into galaxy formation.
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Galaxy Are Redefining Their Blueprint For Success

General manager Dennis te Kloese has revamped the Galaxy by following a plan of aggressive short-term moves while keeping an eye on the long term.
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Spacecraft Gyroscopes And Reaction Wheels. You Can Never Have Enough

It’s amazing to think there are telescopes up in space, right now, directing their gaze at distant objects for hours, days and even weeks. Providing a point of view so stable and accurate that we can learn details about galaxies, exoplanets and...
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Nasa's Spitzer Spies A Perfectly Sideways Galaxy

This image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope might look like a lightsaber floating in space, but it's actually an entire galaxy viewed on its side.
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Our Galaxy's Black Hole Spewed A Super Bright Light, And Scientists Don't Know Why - Cnet

FLASH! Ah-ah! Came from Sagittarius.
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Astronomers Uncover Dozens Of Previously Unknown Ancient And Massive Galaxies

An international team of astronomers led by the University of Tokyo used ALMA to view 39 previously-undiscovered ancient galaxies. The post Astronomers Uncover Dozens of Previously Unknown Ancient and Massive Galaxies appeared first on Universe...
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Supercomputer Generates Virtual Universes To Study Galaxy Formation

Scientists used a supercomputer to generate millions of different universes, each of which obeyed different physical theories for how galaxies should form (via NASA/ESA/STScI) We’re still not sure exactly how our Milky Way...
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Rodríguez, Arriola Help Dc United Beat Galaxy 2-1

Lucas Rodríguez and Paul Arriola scored in D.C. United's 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy       
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Telescope Array Discovers A Trove Of Ancient, Massive Galaxies

Huge, billion-year-old galaxies have been hiding in plain sight. Astronomers discovered 39 ancient, massive galaxies which were hard to find because the light they give off is very faint, and they are obscured by dust.
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Distant Galaxies Get Busy Under Hubble's Watchful Eye

The Hubble Space Telescope doesn't just take pretty pictures; it also helps researchers better understand what they're seeing in the far reaches of space. Take this newly shared image of UGC 2369, a designation that actually applies to two different...
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Virtual 'universe Machine' Sheds Light On Galaxy Evolution

How do galaxies such as our Milky Way come into existence? How do they grow and change over time? The science behind galaxy formation has remained a puzzle for decades, but a University of Arizona-led team of scientists is one step closer to finding...
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This Week In Science News: Maya Warfare, Lucid Dreams, Ancient Galaxies

https://youtu.be/R-VbJmngUSU We’ve got: Maya warfare, giant extinct parrots, ancient galaxies, space travel radiation, a pill for lucid dreams, and more. Maya Warfare The Maya Classic Period, from 300 to 900 A.D., is seen as a kind of...
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Life May Be Common In The Milky Way, Thanks To Comet Swapping

Life has had plenty of opportunities to spread throughout the Milky Way galaxy over the eons — and our own Earth could be one of the key dispersal points.
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Kepler's Forgotten Ideas About Symmetry Help Explain Spiral Galaxies Without The Need For Dark...

The 17th-century astronomer Johannes Kepler was the first to muse about the structure of snowflakes. Why are they so symmetrical? How does one side know how long the opposite side has grown? Kepler thought it was all down to what we would now call a...
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Cristian Pavon To Galaxy, Brian Rodriguez To Lafc As Mls Transfer Window Closes

Galaxy, LAFC land South American players — Cristian Pavon and Brian Rodriguez, respectively — just before close of MLS secondary transfer window.
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