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Pleiades
2014-09-01 03:00:50

Astronomers have used a worldwide network of radio telescopes to resolve a controversy over the distance to a famous star cluster -- a controversy that posed a potential challenge to scientists' basic understanding of how stars form and evolve.

asteroid impact
2014-08-29 04:59:21

An eruption of dust around a young solar-analog star discovered using the Spitzer Space Telescope could be the type of massive collision between asteroids that ultimately result in the formation of planets, astronomers report in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science.

2014-08-28 16:20:48

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firestorm of star birth
2014-08-28 10:04:02

Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

extreme ultraviolet light activity on the sun
2014-08-21 04:17:23

As children, we are told never to look directly at the Sun, especially through the lens of a camera, telescope or magnifying glass. To fully understand our star, scientists must use spacecraft that can observe this invisible light before it is absorbed by the atmosphere.

supermassive black hole
2014-08-13 04:34:03

An extreme and rare event in the region of space immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole has been captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.

Orbiting Carbon Observatory
2014-08-12 06:56:49

Just over a month after launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 -- NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide -- has maneuvered into its final operating orbit and produced its first science data, confirming the health of its science instrument.

Spitzer Space Telescope
2014-08-10 02:00:38

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has received the 2014 AIAA Space Science Award for its ongoing infrared studies of the hidden cosmos.

white dwarf star in V407 Cygni
2014-07-31 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common

Learn About The "X-Factor" Of NASA's Webb Telescope
2014-07-25 03:54:10

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope and Chandra X-ray observatory have something in common: a huge test chamber used to simulate the hazards of space and the distant glow of starlight.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.