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Dawn opens its eyes, checks its instruments

( -- After a hibernation of about six months, the framing cameras on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft have again ventured a look into the stars. The spacecraft also powered up its visible and infrared mapping spectrometer, ...

dateMar 22, 2011 in Space Exploration
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ASU astronomer opens new window into early universe

Thirteen billion years ago our universe was dark. There were neither stars nor galaxies; there was only hydrogen gas left over after the Big Bang. Eventually that mysterious time came to an end as the first stars ignited ...

dateDec 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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How we plan to bring dark matter to light

Long before we had the atomic theory of matter, scientists knew the air was real, even though it was invisible. This was because we could see its action as the wind caressed the leaves in trees.

dateSep 17, 2015 in Astronomy
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