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2011-02-16 14:13:30

The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed how much dark matter it takes to form a new galaxy bursting with stars.

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2010-11-22 06:50:00

A chance alignment of galaxies, recently observed by a space observatory, presents the perfect opportunity for studying star-forming galaxies billions of light-years away.

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2010-11-05 06:20:00

It turns out the Herschel Space Observatory has a trick up its sleeve.

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2010-05-21 07:54:48

Early data from largest astronomical telescope analyzed by UCI team.


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'.