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First “Bone” In The Milky Way Discovered At CfA
2013-01-09 11:26:21

Astronomers affiliated with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have discovered a new "bone" in the structure of the Milky Way – a lengthy tendril comprised of dust and gas.

Brown Dwarf Weather Map Shows A Stormy Atmosphere
2013-01-09 08:38:22

By using the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, NASA officials say they have managed to complete the most detailed weather map to date for the cool, planet-like stars known as brown dwarfs.

Far Out Dude! Zeta Ophiuchi Making Waves In Space
2012-12-20 06:34:42

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has captured an infrared image of the glowing waves given off by a giant star that was sent hurtling through space after its companion star exploded.

Stars Living On The Edge
2012-10-25 04:37:37

A mysterious infrared glow seen across the entire sky comes from isolated stars beyond the edges of galaxies, according to a new study using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Spitzer Helps Measure The Universe
2012-10-03 20:20:38

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has allowed astronomers to make the most precise measurement yet of the rate at which our universe is expanding.

Black Holes Abound - In The Millions
2012-08-29 14:25:38

Millions of black holes have been discovered, as well as extreme galaxies called hot DOGs using NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer mission.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.