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When did galaxies settle down?

Astronomers have long sought to understand exactly how the universe evolved from its earliest history to the cosmos we see around us in the present day. In particular, the way that galaxies form and develop is still a matter ...

dateOct 30, 2014 in Astronomy
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Will Kepler find habitable moons?

( -- Since the launch of the NASA Kepler Mission earlier this year, astronomers have been keenly awaiting the first detection of an Earth-like planet around another star. Now, in an echo of science fiction movies ...

dateSep 03, 2009 in Astronomy
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'Super-Earths' may be dead worlds

In the last 20 years the search for Earth-like planets around other stars has accelerated, with the launch of missions like the Kepler space telescope. Using these and observatories on the ground, astronomers have found numerous ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Astronomy
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UKIRT discovers 'impossible' binary stars

( -- A team of astronomers have used the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope (UKIRT) on Hawaii to discover four pairs of stars that orbit each other in less than 4 hours. Until now it was thought that such close-in ...

dateJul 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Red skies discovered on extreme brown dwarf

( —A peculiar example of a celestial body, known as a brown dwarf, with unusually red skies has been discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire's Centre for Astrophysics Research. ...

dateFeb 06, 2014 in Astronomy
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