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Hubble views a bizarre cosmic quartet

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a gathering of four cosmic companions. This quartet forms part of a group of galaxies known as the Hickson Compact Group 16, or HCG 16—a galaxy group ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Astronomy
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Astronomers image rare stellar cluster Liller 1

Scientists have imaged a cluster of stars, heavily obscured by material in our galaxy, where stars are so densely packed that it is likely a rare environment where stars can collide. "It's a bit like a stellar ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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New study favors cold, icy early Mars

The high seas of Mars may never have existed, according to a new study that looks at two opposite climate scenarios of early Mars and suggests that a cold and icy planet billions of years ago better explains ...

dateJun 15, 2015 in Space Exploration
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