News tagged with starlight

True colour of exoplanet measured for the first time

( —Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, determined the true colour of a planet orbiting another star. If seen up close this planet, known as HD 189733b, would be a deep ...

dateJul 11, 2013 in Astronomy
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Probing gravity

( -- Einstein's theory of relativity is remarkable not only because it is so successful in explaining seemingly bizarre observations (like the bending of starlight) or because it has assembled a coherent picture ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Astronomy
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Sifting through dust near Orion's Belt

the surface grime that hides the beauty of an object. But this new image of Messier 78 and surroundings, which reveals the submillimetre-wavelength radiation from dust grains in space, shows that dust can be dazzling. Dust ...

dateMay 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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Venus has an ozone layer too: probe finds

( -- ESA's Venus Express spacecraft has discovered an ozone layer high in the atmosphere of Venus. Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers on Earth and Mars will help astronomers refine their ...

dateOct 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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The two-faced whirlpool galaxy

( -- These images by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope show off two dramatically different face-on views of the spiral galaxy M51, dubbed the Whirlpool Galaxy.

dateJan 14, 2011 in Astronomy
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Today in the Milky Way: Cloudy skies

( -- Adam Block of the UA's Mount Lemmon SkyCenter brings us a rare view of the clouds wafting through our Milky Way in this Astronomy Picture of the Day.

dateJul 02, 2012 in Astronomy
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