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Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings indicate that these "fast radio ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in Astronomy
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Cosmic giants shed new light on dark matter

( —Astronomers at the University of Birmingham (UK), Academica Sinica in Taiwan, and the Kavli Institute of Physics and Mathematics of the Universe in Japan, have found new evidence that the mysterious dark matter ...

dateJun 13, 2013 in Astronomy
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The star that should not exist

( -- A team of European astronomers has used ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) to track down a star in the Milky Way that many thought was impossible. They discovered that this star is composed almost entirely ...

dateAug 31, 2011 in Astronomy
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Get ready for the transit of Venus

Scientists and amateur astronomers around the world are preparing to observe the rare occurrence of Venus crossing the face of the Sun on 5-6 June, an event that will not be seen again for over a hundred years.

dateMay 25, 2012 in Space Exploration
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