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X-ray discovery points to location of missing matter

Using observations with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ESA's XMM-Newton, astronomers have announced a robust detection of a vast reservoir of intergalactic gas about 400 million light years from Earth. ...

May 11, 2010
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CSIRO telescope spots mega-star cradle

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a CSIRO radio telescope, an international team of researchers has caught an enormous cloud of cosmic gas and dust in the process of collapsing in on itself -- a discovery which could ...

Apr 28, 2010
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The Light and Dark Face of a Star-Forming Nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- Today, ESO is unveiling an image of the little known Gum 19, a faint nebula that, in the infrared, appears dark on one half and bright on the other. On one side hot hydrogen gas is illuminated ...

Mar 31, 2010
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First temperate exoplanet sized up (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Combining observations from the CoRoT satellite and the ESO HARPS instrument, astronomers have discovered the first “normal” exoplanet that can be studied in great detail. Designated Corot-9b, ...

Mar 17, 2010
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Fermi Telescope probes 'dragons' of the gamma-ray sky

One of the pleasures of perusing ancient maps is locating regions so poorly explored that mapmakers warned of dragons and sea monsters. Now, astronomers using NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope find themselves ...

Mar 02, 2010
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Mysterious X-rays from a Nearby Galaxy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The nucleus of an active galaxy, an AGN, contains a massive black hole that is vigorously accreting material. In the process it typically ejects jets of particles and radiates brightly at ...

Nov 13, 2009
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Herschel views deep-space pearls on a cosmic string

(PhysOrg.com) -- Herschel has delivered spectacular vistas of cold gas clouds lying near the plane of the Milky Way, revealing intense, unexpected activity. The dark, cool region is dotted with stellar factories, ...

Oct 02, 2009
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Making Massive Stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- Our understanding of star formation leans heavily on observations of stars like the sun, namely, those that are modest in mass and that are born and evolve at a relatively leisurely pace. ...

Sep 15, 2009
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