News tagged with nearby stars

The tell-tale signs of a galactic merger

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has captured this striking view of spiral galaxy NGC 7714. This galaxy has drifted too close to another nearby galaxy and the dramatic interaction has twisted its spiral arms out of shape, ...

dateJan 29, 2015 in Astronomy
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An infrared atlas of interacting galaxies

Most galaxies, including our own Milky Way, have been influenced by an interaction with another galaxy at some time in their past. Interactions between galaxies can trigger an increase in star-formation activity as well an ...

dateFeb 02, 2015 in Astronomy
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Image: Hubble's diamond in the dust

Surrounded by an envelope of dust, the subject of this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image is a young forming star known as HBC 1. The star is in an immature and adolescent phase of life, while most of a sun-like star's ...

dateFeb 23, 2016 in Astronomy
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Searching for orbiting companion stars

The search for exoplanets via the radial velocity technique has been underway for nearly 30 years. The method searches for wobbles in a star's motion caused by the presence of orbiting bodies. It has been very successful, ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Astronomy
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What are Wormholes?

With all my enthusiasm for humanity's future in space, there's one glaring problem. We're soft meat bags of mostly water, and those other stars are really really far away. Even with the most optimistic spaceflight technologies ...

dateDec 08, 2015 in Astronomy
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