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Hubble eyes the needle galaxy

(—Like finding a silver needle in the haystack of space, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has produced this beautiful image of the spiral galaxy IC 2233, one of the flattest galaxies known.

dateDec 24, 2012 in Astronomy
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DXL: NASA launching X-ray emission mission

NASA will launch an astrophysics mission to study the Diffuse X-ray emission from the Local galaxy (DXL) December 9 from the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. The goal of this flight is to identify how much of that ...

dateDec 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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New methods for ion cooling

Among the most important techniques developed in atomic physics over the past few years are methods that enable the storage and cooling of atoms and ions at temperatures just above absolute zero. Scientists from Bangalore ...

dateNov 26, 2012 in General Physics
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Planet 'devoured in secret' by its own sun

(—A planet roughly 1.4 times the size of Jupiter is being consumed by its own star behind a shroud thanks to a magnesium veil absorbing all of certain light wavelengths, according to new observations by the Hubble ...

dateNov 21, 2012 in Astronomy
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