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2009-02-10 10:00:00

Astronomers using NASA's Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are seeing frequent blasts from a stellar remnant 30,000 light-years away.

2009-02-10 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Swift satellite and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope are seeing frequent blasts from a stellar remnant 30,000 light-years away. The high-energy fireworks arise from a rare type of neutron star known as a soft-gamma-ray repeater.

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2009-01-13 08:05:00

XMM-Newton has caught the fading glow of a tiny celestial object, revealing its rotation rate for the first time.

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2008-05-28 13:05:00

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has found a bizarre ring of material around the magnetic remains of a star that blasted to smithereens.

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2005-02-18 13:55:00

Scientists have detected a flash of light from across the Galaxy so powerful that it bounced off the Moon and lit up the Earth's upper atmosphere. The flash was brighter than anything ever detected from beyond our Solar System and lasted over a tenth of a second.


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