Astrophysical Journal

HINODE captures record breaking solar magnetic field

Astronomers at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) using the HINODE spacecraft observed the strongest magnetic field ever directly measured on the surface of the Sun. Analyzing data for 5 days around the ...

dateFeb 06, 2018 in Astronomy
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Stellar winds behaving unexpectedly

ESA's XMM-Newton has spotted surprising changes in the powerful streams of gas from two massive stars, suggesting that colliding stellar winds don't behave as expected.

dateFeb 05, 2018 in Astronomy
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Natural telescope sets new magnification record

Extremely distant galaxies are usually too faint to be seen, even by the largest telescopes. But nature has a solution—gravitational lensing, predicted by Albert Einstein and observed many times by astronomers. Now, an ...

dateFeb 02, 2018 in Astronomy
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