News tagged with star formation

Transiting exoplanet with longest known year

Astronomers have discovered a transiting exoplanet with the longest known year. Kepler-421b circles its star once every 704 days. In comparison, Mars orbits our Sun once every 780 days. Most of the 1,800-plus exoplanets discovered ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Astronomy
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A turbulent birth for stars in merging galaxies

( —Using state of the art computer simulations, a team of French astrophysicists have for the first time explained a long standing mystery: why surges of star formation (so called 'starbursts') take place when ...

dateMay 12, 2014 in Astronomy
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Granny galaxies discovered in the early universe

( —An international team of astronomers have discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive – not just young, star-forming galaxies in the nursery-room of the early Universe ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Astronomy
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