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New science from Jupiter

When NASA's Juno spacecraft recently flew over the poles of Jupiter, researchers were astonished, as if they had never seen a giant planet before.

dateMay 03, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Caffau's star is a dwarf, Gaia DR2 confirms

Caffau's star, the most metal-poor object known to date and one of the oldest stars in the Milky Way galaxy, turns out to be a dwarf star, according to an analysis of new measurements provided by Gaia Data Release 2 (DR2). ...

dateMay 07, 2018 in Astronomy report
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Hubble sights galaxy stuck in the middle

This pretty, cloud-like object may not look much like a galaxy—it lacks the well-defined arms of a spiral galaxy, or the reddish bulge of an elliptical—but it is in fact something known as a lenticular galaxy. Lenticular ...

dateApr 30, 2018 in Astronomy
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