Archive: 12/24/2012

Hubble eyes the needle galaxy

(Phys.org)—Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known.

dateDec 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Masers in stellar nurseries

(Phys.org)—Astronomers have come to realize that the process of star formation, once thought to consist essentially of just the simple coalescence of material by gravity, occurs in a complex series of stages. ...

dateDec 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Disputed Asian islands once had strategic role

(AP)—Perched on a narrow promontory jutting off Taiwan's heavily industrialized northeastern coast, the Suao naval base is only 220 kilometers (140 miles) from a rocky group of islets at the center of a ...

dateDec 24, 2012 in Business
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