News tagged with celestial objects

Soccer balls in interstellar space

An international team of astronomers led by Masaaki Otsuka (Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics or ASIAA) has detected the C60 fullerene (molecules of carbon with 60 atoms arranged in patterns resembling ...

dateMar 15, 2013 in Astronomy
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Binary stars are more common than we thought

High-mass stars are rarely solitary. This is what Bochum's astronomers found out at the Ruhr-Universit├Ąt's (RUB's) observatory in Chile. For several years, they observed 800 celestial objects that are up to one hundred times ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Astronomy
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