News tagged with system

Mysterious, massive, magnetic stars

A Canadian PhD student has discovered a unique object โ€“ two massive stars with magnetic fields in a binary system. Matt Shultz of Queen's University, Ontario, Canada found the system โ€“ Epsilon Lupi โ€“ and will publish ...

dateSep 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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Will we contaminate Europa?

Europa is probably the best place in the solar system to go searching for life. But before they're launched, any spacecraft we send will need to be squeaky clean so don't contaminate the place with our filthy Earth bacteria.

dateNov 10, 2015 in Space Exploration
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New Hubble image of the Twin Jet Nebula

The shimmering colours visible in this NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image show off the remarkable complexity of the Twin Jet Nebula. The new image highlights the nebula's shells and its knots of expanding gas in striking ...

dateAug 26, 2015 in Astronomy
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