Astrophysical Journal

Earth might have hairy dark matter

The solar system might be a lot hairier than we thought. A new study publishing this week in the Astrophysical Journal by Gary Pr├ęzeau of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, proposes the existence of ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Astronomy
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NEOWISE identifies greenhouse gases in comets

After its launch in 2009, NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed 163 comets during the WISE/NEOWISE prime mission. This sample from the space telescope represents the largest infrared survey of comets to date. Data from the survey ...

dateNov 24, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Inferring the star formation rates of galaxies

Our Milky Way galaxy produces on average a few new stars every year across the entire system. Massive young stars emit large amounts of ultraviolet radiation which heats the local dust, and so the star formation process results ...

dateNov 23, 2015 in Astronomy
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