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LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a third detection of gravitational waves, ripples in space and time, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. As was the ...

dateJun 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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The best meteor shower of 2004 peaks on Dec. 13th

by Dr. Tony Phillips Make hot cocoa. Bundle up. Tell your friends: the best meteor shower of 2004 is about to peak on a long cold December night. It's the Geminids. The best time to look is Monday night, Dec. 13th. Sky ...

dateDec 10, 2004 in
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Movement of North Magnetic Pole is accelerating

After some 400 years of relative stability, Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia ...

dateDec 09, 2005 in
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The largest virtual universe ever simulated

Researchers from the University of Zurich have simulated the formation of our entire universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies has been generated from 2 trillion digital ...

dateJun 09, 2017 in Astronomy
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Kasei Valles outflow channel system

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the region of Kasei Valles, one of the biggest outflow channel systems on Mars. Kasei is the Japanese word for the ...

dateAug 30, 2006 in Astronomy
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