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The stars are boiling! The reason is the energy generated in the center of the star that wants to escape.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the UKâ€™s voice for professional astronomers and geophysicists today announced the recipients of the Societyâ€™s medals and awards for 2011.
A UK-led international team of astronomers have presented the first conclusive evidence for a dramatic surge in star birth in a newly discovered population of massive galaxies in the early Universe.
In the last few decades, astronomers and cosmologists have been able to understand how our physical universe has evolved over nearly fourteen billion years, from its beginnings to the so-called big bang to its present state with galaxies, stars, and planets.
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