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X-ray burst spotted in the galactic bulge

(Phys.org)—Using the JEM-X telescope onboard the INTEGRAL space observatory, astronomers have discovered a new X-ray burst in the galactic bulge. The X-ray burst was detected from the faint unidentified transient source ...

dateSep 18, 2017 in Astronomy report
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Discovery of the most accelerated binary pulsar

Fifty years after Jocelyn Bell discovered the first pulsar, students are no longer going through reams of paper from pen chart recorders but instead search through 1,000s of terabytes of data to find these enigmatic pulsating ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Astronomy
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The return of the comet-like exoplanet

Astronomers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland and collaborators used the Hubble Space Telescope to study an exoplanet that had been observed losing its atmosphere, forming an enormous cloud of hydrogen and ...

dateSep 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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Driving the universal quantum bus

NIST scientists have achieved a world record in detecting the intensity of an ultra-faint source of light, equaling the capabilities of the deep-space instruments on the Hubble Space Telescope but operating 100 times faster ...

dateSep 13, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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A one-of-a-kind star found to change over decades

Astronomers studying the unique binary star system AR Scorpii have discovered the brightness of the system has changed over the past decade. The new evidence lends support to an existing theory of how the unusual star emits ...

dateSep 12, 2017 in Astronomy
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