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Watching the birth of a comet magnetosphere

The RPC-ICA instrument onboard the Rosetta spacecraft has been watching the early stages of how a magnetosphere forms around Comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it moves closer to the Sun along its orbit and begins to interact with the solar wind.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2015

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Black hole on a diet creates a 'changing look' quasar

Astronomers have identified the first 'changing look' quasar, a gleaming object in deep space that appears to have its own dimmer switch. The discovery may offer a glimpse into the life story of the universe's great beacons.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2015

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Inside the big wormhole (w/video)

Based on the latest evidence and theories our galaxy could be a huge wormhole (or space-time tunnel) and, if that were true, it would be 'stable and navigable'. This is the hypothesis put forward in a new study.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2015

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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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