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A massive galaxy long ago and far away

Galaxies today fall roughly into two categories: elliptically-shaped collections of reddish, old stars that formed predominantly during a period early in the history of the universe, and spiral shaped objects dominated by ...

dateFeb 06, 2017 in Astronomy
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Mind the gap—Rapid Burster behaviour explained

Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the 'Rapid Burster' may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. They discovered that its magnetic field creates a ...

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Astronomy
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NuSTAR finds new clues to 'chameleon supernova'

"We're made of star stuff," astronomer Carl Sagan famously said. Nuclear reactions that happened in ancient stars generated much of the material that makes up our bodies, our planet and our solar system. When stars explode ...

dateJan 25, 2017 in Astronomy
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