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Hubble sees an aging star wave goodbye

This planetary nebula is called PK 329-02.2 and is located in the constellation of Norma in the southern sky. It is also sometimes referred to as Menzel 2, or Mz 2, named after the astronomer Donald Menzel who discovered ...

dateOct 12, 2015 in Astronomy
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Gaia produces stellar density map of the Milky Way

This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA's Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was ...

dateJul 06, 2015 in Astronomy
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Celeste: A new model for cataloging the universe

The roots of tradition run deep in astronomy. From Galileo and Copernicus to Hubble and Hawking, scientists and philosophers have been pondering the mysteries of the universe for centuries, scanning the sky with methods and ...

dateSep 09, 2015 in Astronomy
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