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Dawn - heading for icy Ceres

Planetary scientists may find a thick ice crust with an ocean underneath when the NASA Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres in March 2015.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2015

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Cosmic radio burst caught red-handed

A short, sharp flash of radio waves from a mysterious source up to 5.5 billion light years from Earth has been detected by the Parkes radio telescope in eastern Australia.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2015

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Square Kilometre Array: The cosmology engine

Scientists from around the world have joined forces to lay the foundations for an experiment of truly astronomical proportions: putting together the biggest map of the Universe ever made. The experiment will combine signals from hundreds of radio dishes to make cosmic atlas.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2015

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HiRISE camera spots long-lost space probe on Mars

On Christmas Day 2003, a kitchen table-size lander descended onto the surface of the red planet on a mission to study the Martian surface and potential clues for life. The probe never called home, and no one knew what happened to it. Until now.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2015

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Abell 4067 shows collision of two galaxy clusters

The catalogues of celestial objects contain a galaxy cluster called 'Abell 4067'. Recent observations with the XMM-Newton space observatory, however, reveal evidence that this object actually constitutes of the merger of two clusters. The smaller system appears to be losing the greater part of its gas.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2015

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Galactic 'hailstorm' in the early universe

Astronomers have looked back nearly 13 billion years, when the Universe was less than 10 percent its present age, to determine how quasars - extremely luminous objects powered by supermassive black holes with the mass of a billion suns - regulate the formation of stars and the build-up of the most massive galaxies.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2015

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