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Cosmic explosion spotted in neighbouring galaxy

( —NASA's Swift satellite reported an enormous explosion occurred this morning at 8.15 AEST in our neighbouring galaxy, Andromeda. This explosion is known as a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB), one of the most powerful explosions ...

dateMay 28, 2014 in Astronomy
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Clues revealed about hidden interior of Uranus

( —Long believed to be one of the blandest regions of any of the giant gas planets, the southern hemisphere of Uranus indicates a flurry of previously unknown atmospheric phenomena, hinting at an unusual feature ...

dateNov 14, 2014 in Astronomy
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How big is the biggest star we have ever found?

The universe is such a big place that it is easy to get baffled by the measurements that astronomers make. The size of UY Scuti, possibly one of the largest stars we have observed to date, is certainly baffling.

dateFeb 09, 2015 in Astronomy
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First direct evidence of cosmic inflation (Update)

( —Almost 14 billion years ago, the universe we inhabit burst into existence in an extraordinary event that initiated the Big Bang. In the first fleeting fraction of a second, the universe expanded exponentially, ...

dateMar 17, 2014 in Astronomy
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