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Will Earth still exist 5 billion years from now?

What will happen to Earth when, in a few billion years' time, the Sun is a hundred times bigger than it is today? Using the most powerful radio telescope in the world, an international team of astronomers has set out to look for answers in the star L2 Puppis. Five billion years ago, this star was very similar to the Sun as it is today.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2016

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Where giant galaxies are born

International team of scientists has discovered that the biggest galaxies in the universe develop in cosmic clouds of cold gas.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2016

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Tangled threads weave through cosmic oddity

New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope have revealed the intricate structure of the galaxy NGC 4696 in greater detail than ever before. The elliptical galaxy is a beautiful cosmic oddity with a bright core wrapped in system of dark, swirling, thread-like filaments.

Posted: Dec 1st, 2016

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Mars ice deposit holds as much water as Lake Superior

Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what's in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, a team of scientists has determined using data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2016

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Stellar simulators

Astrophysicists will use a supercomputer to explore the driving forces behind mass loss in massive stars.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2016

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