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Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years

A new study reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for at least ten billion years. This discovery shows that galaxies, like people, are influenced by their environment from a young age.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2017

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The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own solar system has revealed some pretty weird contenders, too. Here are seven of the most extreme.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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The largest virtual Universe ever simulated

Scientists have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies has been generated from 2 trillion digital particles.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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Gravitational waves spotted for the third time

For the third time, researchers have detected gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. A pair of black holes with 31 and 19 solar masses had merged into a single one with a mass about 49 times that of our Sun.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2017

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Walking on exoplanets

A recent statistical study has revealed that the mass of Exoplanets between 1 and 100 times the mass of the Earth have a surface gravity surprisingly similar to the terrestrial gravity.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2017

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Jupiter's complex transient auroras

Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind.

Posted: May 26th, 2017

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