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Hubble sweeps scattered stars in Sagittarius

This colorful and star-studded view of the Milky Way galaxy was captured when the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope pointed its cameras towards the constellation of Sagittarius (The Archer). Blue stars can be seen scattered ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Astronomy
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Hubble peers into the mouth of Leo A

At first glance, this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image seems to show an array of different cosmic objects, but the speckling of stars shown here actually forms a single body—a nearby dwarf galaxy known as Leo A. Its ...

dateApr 18, 2016 in Astronomy
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The origin of the cosmos' heaviest elements

Reticulum II is an ancient and faint dwarf galaxy discovered in images taken as part of the Dark Energy Survey. It orbits the Milky Way galaxy about 100,000 light years away from us. Though the galaxy looks unassuming at ...

dateMar 22, 2016 in Astronomy
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Students map Milky Way with dwarf stars

Two astronomy students from Leiden University have mapped the entire Milky Way Galaxy in dwarf stars for the first time. They show that there are a total of 58 billion dwarf stars, of which seven per cent reside in the outer ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Astronomy
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Dark matter satellites trigger massive birth of stars

One of the main predictions of the current model of the creation of structures in the universe, known at the Lambda Cold Dark Matter model, is that galaxies are embedded in very extended and massive halos of dark matter that ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Astronomy
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