Is the Milky Way an ‘outlier’ galaxy? Studying its ‘siblings’ for clues
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Is the Milky Way an ‘outlier’ galaxy? Studying its ‘siblings’ for clues

The most-studied galaxy in the universe — the Milky Way — might not be as…

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After Farewell Kiss, Cassini Takes the Plunge
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After Farewell Kiss, Cassini Takes the Plunge

When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft careens to its final destination, the upper atmosphere of Saturn, it…

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Physicists Offer Explanation for Diverse Galaxy Rotations
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Physicists Offer Explanation for Diverse Galaxy Rotations

Identical twins are similar to each other in many ways, but they have different experiences,…

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6 Saturn secrets revealed
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6 Saturn secrets revealed

For 13 years, the University of Iowa has had a front-row seat on NASA’s Cassini mission to…

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Climate change for aliens
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Climate change for aliens

In February NASA astronomers discovered­­ seven Earth-like planets, potentially harboring life, orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1,…

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Stellar Corpse Sheds Light on Cosmic Rays
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Stellar Corpse Sheds Light on Cosmic Rays

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space unceasingly impinging on Earth, is…

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Physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe
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Physicists propose new theories of black holes from the very early universe

UCLA physicists have proposed new theories for how the universe’s first black holes might have…

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Star-formation ‘fuel tanks’ found around distant galaxies offer insights into history of universe
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Star-formation ‘fuel tanks’ found around distant galaxies offer insights into history of universe

In the early universe, brilliant starburst galaxies converted vast stores of hydrogen gas into new…

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Can You See the Great Galactic Horse from Your Observing Site?
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Can You See the Great Galactic Horse from Your Observing Site?

You are lucky if you can answer this question with yes, because this means you…

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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts
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Distant galaxy sends out 15 high-energy radio bursts

Breakthrough Listen, an initiative to find signs of intelligent life in the universe, has detected…

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