News tagged with astronomy and astrophysics

A new(ish) star is born

( -- Researchers have uncovered a new stellar neighbour with the discovery of the closest young star to Earth.

dateAug 29, 2011 in Astronomy
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Exotic galaxy reveals tantalizing tale

( -- A galaxy with a combination of characteristics never seen before is giving astronomers a tantalizing peek at processes they believe played key roles in the growth of galaxies and clusters of galaxies early ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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New candidate for most distant object in universe

( -- A gamma-ray burst detected by NASA's Swift satellite in April 2009 has been newly unveiled as a candidate for the most distant object in the universe. At an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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Birth of a baby planet

( -- University of Sydney astronomer, Professor Peter Tuthill, is one of an international team of astronomers who have announced a major step forward in the quest to find planets in orbit around distant stars. ...

dateMar 02, 2011 in Astronomy
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The Far Infrared Galaxy

( -- Our Milky Way galaxy, like other spiral galaxies, has copious amounts of dust in its spiral arms. The dust absorbs starlight, thereby blocking our optical views, but at the same time it re-radiates the absorbed ...

dateMay 24, 2010 in Astronomy
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Seeing the Invisible

( -- Astronomers, like physicians, use as much of the electromagnetic spectrum as they can, from X-ray to radio wavelengths, to examine their subjects the with the most suitable diagnostics.

dateMay 17, 2010 in Astronomy
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