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Herschel's hunt for filaments in the Milky Way

Observations with ESA's Herschel space observatory have revealed that our Galaxy is threaded with filamentary structures on every length scale. From nearby clouds hosting tangles of filaments a few light-years long to gigantic ...

dateMay 29, 2015 in Astronomy
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NASA telescopes set limits on space-time quantum 'foam'

A team of scientists has used X-ray and gamma-ray observations of some of the most distant objects in the universe to better understand the nature of space and time. Their results set limits on the quantum nature, or "foaminess," ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Shining message about the end of the Dark Ages

An international team, including researchers from the Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University (ZAH), has discovered three "cosmic Methusalems" from the earliest years of the universe. These unusual stars are about 13 ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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Image: Coronal loops over a sunspot group

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) images the solar atmosphere in multiple wavelengths to link changes in the surface to interior changes. Its data includes images ...

dateMay 25, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Image: Asteroid 1999 FN53

Scientists from the Arecibo Observatory captured images of the asteroid 1999 FN53, which was visible since this past Tuesday until today Friday, May 15, 2015.

dateMay 20, 2015 in Space Exploration
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NASA's triple examination of Typhoon Dolphin

Three different platforms have been examining Typhoon Dolphin as it moves through the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The RapidScat instrument saw Dolphin's winds intensify over May 16 and 17, the Global Precipitation Measurement ...

dateMay 19, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Typhoon Dolphin looms over Guam

Typhoon Dolphin passed through the Northern Marianas today just to the north of Guam with sustained winds estimated at 95 knots (~109 mph) by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The center passed through the Rota Channel ...

dateMay 16, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists discover the fluffiest galaxies

An international team of researchers led by Pieter van Dokkum at Yale University have used the W. M. Keck Observatory to confirm the existence of the most diffuse class of galaxies known in the universe. These "fluffiest ...

dateMay 14, 2015 in Astronomy
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