News tagged with gravitational forces

A eulogy to Herschel

(—With its 2160 litres of liquid helium about to run out, the Herschel Space Observatory will, by the end of March, become just another piece of space junk.

dateJan 02, 2013 in Astronomy
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For the Milky Way, it's snack time

Using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, researchers have discovered a band, or stream, of stars believed to be the remnant of an ancient star cluster slowly being ingested by the Milky Way, Earth's home galaxy.

dateOct 25, 2012 in Astronomy
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Using artificial intelligence to chart the universe

(—Astronomers in Germany have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy. The team, led by Francisco ...

dateSep 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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Dark energy is real, say astronomers

(—Dark energy, a mysterious substance thought to be speeding up the expansion of the Universe is really there, according to a team of astronomers at the University of Portsmouth and LMU University Munich.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Astronomy
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