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Discovering the birth of an asteroid trail

Unlike comets, asteroids are not characterised by exhibiting a trail, but there are now ten exceptions. Spanish researchers have observed one of these rare asteroids from the Gran Telescopio Canarias (Spain) ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Huge telescope opens in Spain's Canary Islands

(AP) -- One of the world's most powerful telescopes opened its shutters for the first time Friday to begin exploring faint light from distant parts of the universe. The Gran Telescopio Canarias, a euro130 ...

Jul 24, 2009
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Hubble finds telltale fireball after gamma ray burst

(Phys.org) —NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided the strongest evidence yet that short-duration gamma-ray bursts are triggered by the merger of two small, super-dense stellar objects, such as a pair ...

Aug 03, 2013
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A magnetic monster's dual personality

(Phys.org) -- Is it a magnetar or is it a pulsar? A second member of a rare breed of dead, spinning star has been identified thanks to an armada of space-based X-ray telescopes, including ESA’s XMM-Newton. ...

Jul 16, 2012
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Discovery refutes previous theory about galaxies

(PhysOrg.com) -- The world’s largest optical telescope has allowed University of Florida astronomers to see new details about deep space galaxies, finding new clues to explain the evolution of galaxies like our own.

Oct 11, 2011
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Astronomers track long, strange voyage of distant planet

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Pittsburgh planet hunters based at the Allegheny Observatory were one of nine teams around the world that tracked a planet 190 light-years from Earth making its rare 12-hour passage in front ...

Sep 28, 2010
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Galaxy encounter fires up quasar

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using two of the world’s largest telescopes, an international team of astronomers have found evidence of a collision between galaxies driving intense activity in a highly luminous quasar. ...

Jun 24, 2010
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UF astronomers pioneer new planet-observing technique

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the world’s largest optical telescope, a team of University of Florida astronomers has pioneered a new method of observing planets outside our solar system. The method suggests that large Earth-based ...

Jun 24, 2010
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