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Cat's Paw Nebula Viewed In High Detail With New Instrument
2013-09-25 10:18:55

A new, powerful viewing instrument installed on the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment has already given astronomers a detailed view of the Cat's Paw Nebula.

Orion Reveals A Hidden Fiery Ribbon
2013-05-15 05:10:13

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) has released a new image of the constellation of Orion showing part of the Orion Molecular Cloud.

Early Star Forming Galaxies
2013-04-17 05:09:48

Astronomers report in The Astrophysical Journal that they have determined the positions of over 100 of the most fertile star-forming galaxies in the early Universe.

Europe's Herschel Space Observatory Has Detected Some Very Young Stars
2013-03-20 10:59:56

Some of the youngest stars ever seen have recently been found, thanks to the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory.

Taking Temperature Of Universe In Past Reveals Cooling Trend
2013-01-23 12:51:18

Astronomers using CSIRO radio telescope have discovered that the Universe's temperature has cooled down, which falls right in line with the Big Bang theory.

New Image Shows Off Star Birth Region In Orion
2013-01-23 05:14:35

Dense clouds of cosmic gas and dust in space are the birthplaces of new stars. When viewing these in visible light, the dust is dark and obscuring, which helps to hide the stars.

APEX Captures Stunning Image Of Dust Near Orion's Belt
2012-05-02 12:52:36

A new image of the region surrounding the reflection nebula Messier 78, just to the north of Orion’s Belt, shows clouds of cosmic dust threaded through the nebula like a string of pearls.

Image 1 - APEX Images Cosmic Dust Filament Light-years Long
2012-02-15 06:23:25

A new image from the APEX (Atacama Pathfinder Experiment) telescope in Chile shows a sinuous filament of cosmic dust more than ten light-years long. In it, newborn stars are hidden, and dense clouds of gas are on the verge of collapsing to form yet more stars.

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2011-07-06 06:15:00

Molecules of hydrogen peroxide have been found for the first time in interstellar space.

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2009-07-01 10:45:00

Astronomers have unveiled an unprecedented new atlas of the inner regions of the Milky Way, our home galaxy, peppered with thousands of previously undiscovered dense knots of cold cosmic dust — the potential birthplaces of new stars.


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