Posts Tagged ‘stars’

Explore Galaxy M83

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Join Hubble scientists in exploring the spiral galaxy M83.

Perseid Shower

Sunday, August 11th, 2013
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Some tips on viewing one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year!

Space Gold

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
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Space gold is even rarer than Earth gold, which makes the precious metal special—on our planet and in the Universe at large.

Disappearing Gravitational Waves

Monday, July 15th, 2013
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The quest to measure gravitational waves…

Dust Traps

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
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To date, we have discovered 865 confirmed exoplanets orbiting distant stars. But a great mystery remains: how do these planets form?

Spinning Magnetar

Friday, May 31st, 2013
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Magnetars– a type of neutron star– are surprising astrophysicists with their “anti-glitch” behavior.

Kepler’s Water Worlds

Friday, April 19th, 2013
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Some juicy exoplanet news!

Dung Beetle Nightly Navigators

Monday, January 28th, 2013
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At night, dung beetles find their way by gazing at the Milky Way.

Fast Stars

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
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Think you move fast? These stars race around the black hole at the center of our galaxy at insane speeds!

Exoplanets Everywhere

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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…including our own neighborhood!

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