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A syllabus in cosmic rays

What have scientists learned in five years of studying cosmic rays with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment?

Posted: Dec 12th, 2016

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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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