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Peculiar Dust Belts Found Around Six Stars
2013-07-10 05:19:51

Besides the planets, comets, and asteroids that orbit our Sun, there are belts of rock and ice. Within these belts are dust particles, some which are fractions of a millimeter in size. As scientists have studied the heavens, they have located such disks orbiting other stars.

Dust Trap Around Young Star Is A ‘Comet Factory’
2013-06-06 13:01:43

Astronomers writing in the journal Science say they have captured an image of a comet factory around a young star.

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.

Airborne Observatory Reveals Mystery Of Star Formation
2013-04-17 11:52:24

Using observations from an airborne observatory, NASA researchers have discovered new details on how massive stars form within a cloud of interstellar gas and dust.

Space Dust Likely Culprit Behind Fallen Satellites
2013-02-27 12:00:13

According to an aeronautics and astronautics professor at Stanford University, "space dust" is the likely culprit behind why most satellites fail.

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.

Astronomers Capture Rare Glimpse Of Star-Forming Region In Visible Light
2013-01-16 07:00:46

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) released a stunning new image of a dark cloud where new stars are forming, along with a cluster of brilliant stars that have already emerged from the stellar nursery.

Astronomers Need Your Help Looking For Space Anomalies
2012-12-19 13:55:27

Astronomers are reaching out to the public and asking for a little help in a study to find holes in dust clouds.

Galactic Center And The Pigtail Molecular Cloud
2012-09-05 11:06:34

Astronomers using a telescope at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan have discovered a molecular cloud that has a peculiar helical structure.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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