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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way

A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip—complete with a 360-degree view—to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This project, made using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, ...

dateJan 10, 2018 in Astronomy
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A new stellar X-ray 'reality' show debuts

A new project using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes allows people to navigate through real data of the remains of an exploded star for the first time.

dateDec 27, 2017 in Astronomy
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A new twist in the dark matter tale

An innovative interpretation of X-ray data from a cluster of galaxies could help scientists fulfill a quest they have been on for decades: determining the nature of dark matter.

dateDec 19, 2017 in Astronomy
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Dawn of a galactic collision

A riot of colour and light dances through this peculiarly shaped galaxy, NGC 5256. Its smoke-like plumes are flung out in all directions and the bright core illuminates the chaotic regions of gas and dust swirling through ...

dateDec 14, 2017 in Astronomy
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Putting molten history on the map

At temperatures as hot as the sun and under pressures over a million times atmospheric pressure, the metal molybdenum melts. Tracking the molten history of the metal clarified the melting point, the border between solid and ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Materials Science
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