News tagged with stars

Understanding Spica (Alpha Virginis)

The familiar star Spica (Alpha Virginis) is the fifteenth brightest star in the night sky, in part because it is relatively nearby, only about 250 light-years away. It is easy to find by following the arc of the Big Dipper's ...

dateApr 25, 2016 in Astronomy
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Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. The findings indicate that these "fast radio ...

dateMar 02, 2016 in Astronomy
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Herschel reveals a ribbon of future stars

Star formation is taking place all around us. The Milky Way is laced with clouds of dust and gas that could become the nursery of the next generation of stars. Thanks to ESA's Herschel space observatory, we can now look inside ...

dateMar 30, 2016 in Astronomy
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Astronomers find six new millisecond pulsars

(Phys.org)—NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has once again proven that it is an excellent tool to search for rotating neutron stars emitting beams of electromagnetic radiation, known as pulsars. A team of astronomers, ...

dateJan 26, 2016 in Astronomy report
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