News tagged with celestial object

Hubble image: Don't trust your eyes

(—The Universe loves to fool our eyes, giving the impression that celestial objects are located at the same distance from Earth. A good example can be seen in this spectacular image produced by the NASA/ESA Hubble ...

dateDec 31, 2012 in Astronomy
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An Exoplanet with a Potassium-Rich Atmosphere

( -- A hot Jupiter - a type of celestial object unknown only fifteen years ago - is a Jupiter-sized exoplanet orbiting so close to its host star that its atmospheric temperature is thought to be hundreds of degrees ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Herschel first images promise bright future

Herschel has carried out the first test observations with all its instruments, with spectacular results. Galaxies, star-forming regions and dying stars comprised the telescope's first targets. The instruments provided spectacular ...

dateJul 10, 2009 in Astronomy
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Vessel to contain cosmic force takes shape

At the heart of most celestial objects is a dynamo. The Earth's dynamo, spun to life in the molten metal core of our planet, generates a magnetic field that helps us find north and, perhaps more critically, shields us from ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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The two faces of Mars

A moon-sized celestial object that crashed into the south pole: ETH researchers use a simulation to demonstrate why Mars consists of two notably different hemispheres.

dateJan 28, 2015 in Space Exploration
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