Infrared Images of Jupiter from Subaru and Gemini Telescopes to Enhance Juno Flyby
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Infrared Images of Jupiter from Subaru and Gemini Telescopes to Enhance Juno Flyby

High-resolution imaging of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot by the Subaru Telescope and the Gemini North telescope, both on Hawaii’s Mauna Kea peak, is informing NASA’s Juno…

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Hubble Space Telescope Sees ‘Hidden Galaxy’
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Hubble Space Telescope Sees ‘Hidden Galaxy’

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this vivid image of the spiral galaxy IC 342. In this image, Hubble has captured the brilliance of the spiral galaxy…

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Ground-Based Telescope Detects Methanol at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus
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Ground-Based Telescope Detects Methanol at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Using the IRAM radio telescope, astronomers have observed an extended gas cloud around Saturn’s moon Enceladus and detected the signature of the organic molecule methanol (CH3OH). This is…

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ESA’s Gaia Satellite Spots Six Hypervelocity Stars
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ESA’s Gaia Satellite Spots Six Hypervelocity Stars

With the help of an artificial neural network, ESA’s Gaia satellite spotted six hypervelocity stars — stars whose velocity in the rest frame of our Milky Way Galaxy…

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Atmosphere Stripping May Limit Habitability of Extrasolar Planets
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Atmosphere Stripping May Limit Habitability of Extrasolar Planets

Huge coronal mass ejections (CMEs) on the Sun produce extreme space weather effects at Earth. Models of solar CMEs have now been applied to M-dwarf and Sun-like stars…

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First Detection of Orbital Motion in Supermassive Black Hole Binary
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First Detection of Orbital Motion in Supermassive Black Hole Binary

For the first time ever, astronomers have been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes — a discovery more than a decade…

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ALMA Analyzes Atmosphere of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse
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ALMA Analyzes Atmosphere of Supergiant Star Betelgeuse

Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe the nearby supergiant star Betelgeuse. Beyond just delivering a spectacularly detailed image, ALMA has provided unique information…

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Protostar May Have Triggered Formation of Another, Younger Star
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Protostar May Have Triggered Formation of Another, Younger Star

Astronomers using NSF’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) have found new evidence suggesting that a jet of fast-moving material ejected from an intermediate-mass protostar known as…

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Researchers Uncover Origins of Solar Spicules
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Researchers Uncover Origins of Solar Spicules

A team of solar physicists from the Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, University of Oslo and Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory has built a model that accurately…

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Hubble Sees Distant Seyfert Galaxy
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Hubble Sees Distant Seyfert Galaxy

NASA has released a beautiful photo taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope of 2XMM J143450.5+033843, a galaxy that lurks within the Virgo constellation some 400 million light-years…

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ALMA Probes Boomerang Nebula, Universe’s Coldest Known Object
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ALMA Probes Boomerang Nebula, Universe’s Coldest Known Object

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) may have solved the mystery of the coldest known object in the cosmos — the Boomerang Nebula, a pre-planetary nebula…

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Hubble Measures Deflection of Star’s Light by Foreground White Dwarf
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Hubble Measures Deflection of Star’s Light by Foreground White Dwarf

The first observation of displacement of a star due to bending of its light by another celestial body other than our Sun is revealed in new research. This…

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ALMA Detects Prebiotic Molecule in Multiple Protostar System
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ALMA Detects Prebiotic Molecule in Multiple Protostar System

Astronomers have harnessed the power the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile to detect methyl isocyanate — a chemical building block of life — in the warm,…

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Scientists Identify Possible Compositions of Seven TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets
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Scientists Identify Possible Compositions of Seven TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

Using numerical simulations to identify planets stable for millions of years, a team of researchers concluded that six of the seven roughly Earth-sized planets in the TRAPPIST-1 planetary…

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Milky Way Galaxy Resides in Enormous Cosmic Void
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Milky Way Galaxy Resides in Enormous Cosmic Void

A new study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison supports the idea that our Milky Way Galaxy and its neighbors exist in one of the holes, or voids, of…

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HD 3167d: New Super-Earth Discovered around Nearby Star
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HD 3167d: New Super-Earth Discovered around Nearby Star

Dr. Jessie Christiansen, a staff scientist at the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute, and colleagues have discovered a ‘super-Earth’ exoplanet orbiting HD 3167, a bright star in the constellation…

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Stein 2051B Shows How Gravity Can Bend Starlight
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Stein 2051B Shows How Gravity Can Bend Starlight

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope observed the nearby white dwarf star Stein 2051B as it passed in front of a background star. During the close alignment, Stein 2051B…

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ALMA Observes Massive Protostar in Kleinmann-Low Nebula
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ALMA Observes Massive Protostar in Kleinmann-Low Nebula

A team of astronomers has determined how the gas flow from a massive infant star is launched. The researchers used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe…

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Hubble Spots Massive, ‘Dead’ Disk Galaxy in Early Universe
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Hubble Spots Massive, ‘Dead’ Disk Galaxy in Early Universe

Using a powerful astronomical technique called gravitational lensing, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope made a stunning discovery — the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped…

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Brightest Cluster Galaxy Alignments Traced Back 10 Billion Years
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Brightest Cluster Galaxy Alignments Traced Back 10 Billion Years

A new study based on observations with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has shown that so-called brightest cluster galaxies (BCGs) — the very bright galaxies that inhabit the…

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ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope Captures Three Nebulae in One Image
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ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope Captures Three Nebulae in One Image

Two spectacular and famous nebulae — the Eagle Nebula and the Omega Nebula — share the stage with their lesser-known neighbor, a glowing cloud called Sharpless 2-54, in…

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Mars-to-Earth-Mass Planet May Lurk in Outer Solar System: Planet 10
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Mars-to-Earth-Mass Planet May Lurk in Outer Solar System: Planet 10

An unknown Mars-to-Earth-mass planet may lurk in the outer reaches of the Solar System, according to new research on the orbits of minor planets to be published in…

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NASA’s SOFIA Observatory Spots Compact Tori of Dust around Active Supermassive Black Holes
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NASA’s SOFIA Observatory Spots Compact Tori of Dust around Active Supermassive Black Holes

Using observations from NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch telescope, astronomers have found that the dust surrounding active…

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Hubble Captures Stunning Image of LEDA 16643
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Hubble Captures Stunning Image of LEDA 16643

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken a picture of the galaxy LEDA 16643, which is found in the constellation Lepus. This image, taken with Hubble’s WFC3 instrument,…

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Astronomers Spot Vast Filament of Star-Forming Gas in Orion Molecular Cloud
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Astronomers Spot Vast Filament of Star-Forming Gas in Orion Molecular Cloud

Dr. Rachel Friesen of the University of Toronto and colleagues have captured a detailed image of a 50-light-year-long filament of star-forming gas in the Orion Molecular Cloud (OMC).…

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Low-Mass Stars are Born in Pairs, Astronomers Claim
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Low-Mass Stars are Born in Pairs, Astronomers Claim

According to a team of astronomers from Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley, low-mass stars are always born with a companion, but many, like the Sun,…

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Kepler Team Releases New Catalog of Exoplanet Candidates
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Kepler Team Releases New Catalog of Exoplanet Candidates

A team of astronomers from NASA’s exoplanet-hunting Kepler mission has released a new catalog of transiting planet candidates. This is an artist’s impression of an exoplanet. Image credit:…

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Small Exoplanets Come in Two Sizes: Rocky ‘Earths’ and Mini-Neptunes
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Small Exoplanets Come in Two Sizes: Rocky ‘Earths’ and Mini-Neptunes

Astronomers have classified extrasolar planets in the same way that biologists identify new species and have learned that the majority of planets found to date fall into two…

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NASA’s Fermi Spacecraft Finds Five High Redshift Blazars
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NASA’s Fermi Spacecraft Finds Five High Redshift Blazars

NASA’s Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has spotted the five most distant gamma-ray blazars — a type of galaxy whose intense emissions are powered by supermassive black holes —…

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Spectacular Photo from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope Shows Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae
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Spectacular Photo from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope Shows Cat’s Paw and Lobster Nebulae

A gigantic new image from ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST) gives a detailed view of the stellar nurseries NGC 6334 and NGC 6357. This spectacular image from ESO’s…

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First Observational Evidence of Holographic Universe?
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First Observational Evidence of Holographic Universe?

A ground-breaking study released in the journal Physical Review Letters (arXiv.org version) offers what its authors call ‘the first observational evidence that the Universe could be a complex…

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Hubble Space Telescope Spots ‘Cosmic Calabash’
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Hubble Space Telescope Spots ‘Cosmic Calabash’

A stunning new image of a little-known protoplanetary nebula, the Calabash Nebula, has been captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. This Hubble image shows the Calabash Nebula,…

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Astronomers Use Gravitational Lensing to Measure Hubble Constant
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Astronomers Use Gravitational Lensing to Measure Hubble Constant

Astronomers from the international H0LiCOW (H0 Lenses in COSMOGRAIL’s Wellspring) collaboration have made a new measurement of the Hubble constant — a fundamental quantity that describes the rate…

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Researchers Find Seven Isolated Clusters of Dwarf Galaxies
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Researchers Find Seven Isolated Clusters of Dwarf Galaxies

An international team of researchers led by National Radio Astronomy Observatory and University of Virginia astrophysicist Sabrina Stierwalt has spotted seven isolated groups of only dwarf galaxies, the…

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Hubble Spies Cometary Galaxy NGC 4861
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Hubble Spies Cometary Galaxy NGC 4861

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the cometary dwarf galaxy NGC 4861. This Hubble image shows the cometary dwarf galaxy NGC 4861, which…

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Astronomers Characterize Wolf 1061 Planetary System
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Astronomers Characterize Wolf 1061 Planetary System

A research team led by San Francisco State University astronomer Stephen Kane has obtained new observations of Wolf 1061, a planetary system known to host at least three…

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‘Ram-Pressure Stripping’ Shuts Off Star Formation in Galaxies, Astronomers Say
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‘Ram-Pressure Stripping’ Shuts Off Star Formation in Galaxies, Astronomers Say

According to a new study published this week in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a phenomenon called ram-pressure stripping is more prevalent than previously thought.…

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NuSTAR Finds Two Enormous Black Holes in Milky Way’s Neighborhood
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NuSTAR Finds Two Enormous Black Holes in Milky Way’s Neighborhood

NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission has identified two gas-enshrouded supermassive black holes, located at the centers of nearby galaxies IC 3639 and NGC 1448. This composite…

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ALMA Captures Its First Images of Sun
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ALMA Captures Its First Images of Sun

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope has been used to study the Sun for the first time. The new ALMA images reveal otherwise invisible details of our…

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Hubble Sees Brilliant Stars in Sagittarius
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Hubble Sees Brilliant Stars in Sagittarius

This colorful view of Milky Way was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) towards the constellation of Sagittarius. This Hubble…

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