Astrophysicists map the infant Universe in 3D and discover 4000 early galaxies
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Astrophysicists map the infant Universe in 3D and discover 4000 early galaxies

A team led by Dr David Sobral of Lancaster University’s Department of Physics made the chart using…

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Do-It-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers
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Do-It-Yourself Science: Because We Are All Explorers

In the mornings, Sylvia Beer sits at the desktop computer in her living room with…

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What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’
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What in the World is an ‘Exoplanet?’

This rocky super-Earth is an illustration of the type of planets future telescopes, like TESS…

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SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars
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SPHERE Reveals Fascinating Zoo of Discs Around Young Stars

The SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile allows astronomers to suppress…

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Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them
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Astronomers Just Found 72 Stellar Explosions, but Don’t Know What’s Causing Them

A supernova is one of the most impressive natural phenomena in the Universe. Unfortunately, such…

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A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence
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A Magnetar Just Woke Up After Three Years of Silence

When stars reach the end of their main sequence, they undergo a gravitational collapse, ejecting…

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Hubble Finds an Einstein Ring
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Hubble Finds an Einstein Ring

This image is packed full of galaxies! A keen eye can spot exquisite elliptical galaxies…

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Dead Star Circled by Light
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Dead Star Circled by Light

Spectacular new pictures, created from images from both ground- and space-based telescopes [1], tell the…

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Night or day, Lab-developed space-based telescope can image Earth and beyond
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Night or day, Lab-developed space-based telescope can image Earth and beyond

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have developed and tested an optical telescope system that…

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Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?
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Is there life adrift in the clouds of Venus?

In the search for extraterrestrial life, scientists have turned over all sorts of rocks. Mars,…

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