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Spitzer telescope witnesses asteroid smashup

( —NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has spotted an eruption of dust around a young star, possibly the result of a smashup between large asteroids. This type of collision can eventually lead to the formation of planets.

dateAug 28, 2014 in Astronomy
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Fermi data tantalize with new clues to dark matter

( —A new study of gamma-ray light from the center of our galaxy makes the strongest case to date that some of this emission may arise from dark matter, an unknown substance making up most of the material universe. ...

dateApr 03, 2014 in Astronomy
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Suzaku study points to early cosmic 'seeding'

( —Most of the universe's heavy elements, including the iron central to life itself, formed early in cosmic history and spread throughout the universe, according to a new study of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster using ...

dateOct 31, 2013 in Astronomy
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