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Generation Gap In Stars' Orbital Dance
2013-07-19 05:52:28

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are tracking the orbital motion of 33,000 stars in one of the Milky Way's oldest globular clusters.

Dense Matter Of Neutron Stars Revealed Through X-Ray Observations
2013-03-07 12:03:35

The densest matter in the Universe outside of black holes is contained in neutron stars, the ultra-dense cores left behind after massive stars collapse. One of the most reliable determinations yet of the relationship between the radius of a neutron star and its mass has been provided by new results led by the Chandra Observatory.

European Southern Observatory Astronomers Capture New Image Of 47 Tucanae
2013-01-10 15:33:15

Astronomers at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) have managed to capture a new infrared image of 47 Tucanae, the second most massive globular cluster in the galaxy.

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2006-10-24 10:33:27

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has provided astronomers with the best observational evidence to date that globular clusters sort out stars according to their mass, governed by a gravitational billiard ball game between stars.

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2006-10-03 08:54:55

Astronomers have found possible proofs of stellar vampirism in the globular cluster 47 Tucanae.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.