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Six mysteries of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Despite the fact that the spot is so familiar to most of us, there's a lot that astronomers still don't understand about it. The new Juno observations may finally begin to unravel its mysteries.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2017

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Shedding light on galaxies' rotation secrets

Spiral galaxies are strongly rotating whereas the rotation velocity of ellipticals is much lower. A new study investigates the reasons of such a dichotomy revealing that it is imprinted at formation.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2017

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New evidence in support of the Planet Nine hypothesis

Astronomers have used a novel technique to analyse the orbits of the so-called extreme trans-Neptunian objects and, once again, they point out that there is something perturbing them: a planet located at a distance between 300 to 400 times the Earth-Sun separation.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2017

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Neutron stars could be our GPS for deep space travel

NASA's Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer, or NICER will study the exotic astrophysical objects known as neutron stars and examine whether they could be used as deep-space navigation beacons for future generations of spacecraft.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2017

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