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'Dead' galaxies are not so dead after all

( -- University of Michigan astronomers examined old galaxies and were surprised to discover that they are still making new stars. The results provide insights into how galaxies evolve with time.

dateMay 30, 2011 in Astronomy
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Twisted tale of our galaxy's ring

( -- New observations from the Herschel Space Observatory show a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Only a few portions of the ring, which stretches across more than 600 ...

dateJul 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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A universal law for star formation

( -- Star formation is studied by astronomers not only because it produces new stars and planetary systems. It also generates copious amounts of ultraviolet light that heats dust which in turn causes the birth ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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Pillars of Creation formed in the shadows

Research by astronomers at the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies suggests that shadows hold the key to how giant star-forming structures like the famous "Pillars of Creation" take shape.

dateApr 23, 2009 in Astronomy
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Calcium carbonate and climate change

( -- What links sea urchins, limestone and climate change? The common thread is calcium carbonate, one of the most widespread minerals on Earth. UC Davis researchers have now measured the energy changes among ...

dateAug 30, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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