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Andromeda's coat of many colors (w/ video)

( -- ESA's fleet of space telescopes has captured the nearby Andromeda Galaxy, also known as M31, in different wavelengths. Most of these wavelengths are invisible to the eye and each shows a different aspect ...

dateApr 27, 2011 in Astronomy
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Large galaxies stopped growing 7 billion years ago

( -- Galaxies are thought to develop by the gravitational attraction between and merger of smaller 'sub-galaxies', a process that standard cosmological ideas suggest should be ongoing. But new data from a team ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in Astronomy
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Partner galaxies different in new image

( -- NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer has captured a new view of two companion galaxies -- a somewhat tranquil spiral beauty and its rambunctious partner blazing with smoky star formation.

dateJan 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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Planck unveils wonders of the Universe (w/ Video)

( -- The first scientific results from ESA’s Planck mission were released at a press briefing today in Paris. The findings focus on the coldest objects in the Universe, from within our Galaxy to the distant ...

dateJan 11, 2011 in Astronomy
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Hubble finds that puny stars pack a big punch

( -- A deep survey of more than 200,000 stars in our Milky Way galaxy has unveiled the sometimes petulant behavior of tiny red dwarf stars. These stars, which are smaller than the Sun, can unleash powerful eruptions ...

dateJan 10, 2011 in Astronomy
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