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A 'tail' of two comets

Two comets that will safely fly past Earth later this month may have more in common than their intriguingly similar orbits. They may be twins of a sort.

dateMar 18, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Most distant massive galaxy cluster identified

The early universe was a chaotic mess of gas and matter that only began to coalesce into distinct galaxies hundreds of millions of years after the Big Bang. It would take several billion more years for such galaxies to assemble ...

dateJan 07, 2016 in Astronomy
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Young lithium-rich giant star discovered

(Phys.org)—An Argentinian team of astronomers from the Astronomical Observatory of Córdoba has announced the finding of a new exceptional young lithium-rich giant star, designated KIC 9821622. Using the data obtained with ...

dateDec 04, 2015 in Astronomy report
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Students map Milky Way with dwarf stars

Two astronomy students from Leiden University have mapped the entire Milky Way Galaxy in dwarf stars for the first time. They show that there are a total of 58 billion dwarf stars, of which seven per cent reside in the outer ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Astronomy
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Sharpest view ever of dusty disc around aging star

As they approach the ends of their lives many stars develop stable discs of gas and dust around them. This material was ejected by stellar winds, whilst the star was passing through the red giant stage of its evolution. These ...

dateMar 09, 2016 in Astronomy
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