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2011-01-05 08:59:02

Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in this, the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at infrared wavelengths, and XMM-Newton shows dying stars shining X-rays into space.

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2010-01-20 12:20:00

Observations of faint and distant galaxy groups made with the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton observatory have been used to probe the evolution of dark matter.

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2009-11-10 09:35:00

While astronomers have studied lightweight and heavyweight black holes for decades, the evidence for black holes with intermediate masses has been much harder to come by.

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2005-01-10 16:15:00

Using a ‘radar-gun’ technique, typical of police speed-traps, scientists have clocked three separate clumps of hot iron gas whipping around a black hole at 30 000 kilometres per second, about a tenth of the speed of light.


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pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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