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Pluto's moon Hydra

In 1930, Pluto was observed for the first time. For many decades, astronomers thought that the "ninth planet of the Solar System" was a solitary object. But by 1978, astronomers discovered that it also had a moon roughly ...

dateJul 14, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Scientists update horizontal wind model

Scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) have updated the Horizontal Wind Model (HWM) that describes the climate of the upper atmospheric neutral winds. This improved empirical tool will help scientists as they ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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A galaxy in bloom: New Hubble snap of ESO 381-12

The ghostly shells of galaxy ESO 381-12 are captured here in a new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, set against a backdrop of distant galaxies. The strikingly uneven structure and the clusters of stars that ...

dateJul 09, 2015 in Astronomy
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Astronomers teach a machine to analyse galaxy images

A team of astronomers and computer scientists at the University of Hertfordshire have taught a machine to 'see' astronomical images. The technique, which uses a form of artificial intelligence called unsupervised machine ...

dateJul 08, 2015 in Astronomy
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