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Herschel and Spitzer see nearby galaxies' stardust

(PhysOrg.com) -- The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions; ...

dateJan 10, 2012 in Astronomy
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A universal law for star formation

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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 ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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A 'Rose' made of galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- In celebration of the twenty-first anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment in April 2011, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute pointed Hubble's eye to an especially ...

dateDec 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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How can growing galaxies stay silent?

Beginning around 2005, astronomers began discovering the presence of very large galaxies at a distance of around 10 billion lightyears. But while these galaxies were large, they didn’t appear to have ...

dateDec 19, 2011 in Astronomy
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Hubble racks up 10,000 science papers

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has passed another milestone in its 21 years of exploration: the 10,000th refereed science paper has been published. This makes Hubble one of the most prolific ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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A serendipitous gravitational lens

(PhysOrg.com) -- The path traveled by a light beam will bend in the presence of matter. This remarkable prediction, reached by Einstein in his theory of general relativity, was confirmed by observations of ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Astronomy
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Hubble confirms: galaxies are ultimate recyclers

(PhysOrg.com) -- New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. ...

dateNov 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Orphan supernovae?

For some years now astronomers have been scratching their heads over the appearance of supernovae that detonate out in the middle of nowhere – rather than within a host galaxy.

dateNov 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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Subaru's 3-D view of Stephan's Quintet

Subaru Telescope has added another dimension of information about one of the most studied of all compact galaxy groups—Stephan's Quintet. Located within the borders of the constellation Pegasus, Stephan's ...

dateOct 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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