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ESA seeks software innovators for orbiting laboratory

ESA is offering software developers the opportunity to use its new testbed in space. The robust nanosat will allow individuals, companies and institutions to try out pioneering software without the danger of losing a mission.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2013

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Stellar baby boom

Astronomers observe starburst galaxies in early space with the ALMA telescope - and discover the most distant detection of water published to date

Posted: Mar 13th, 2013

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Extremely rare triple quasar found

For only the second time in history, a team of scientists--including Carnegie's Michele Fumagalli--have discovered an extremely rare triple quasar system.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2013

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Astronomers conduct first remote reconnaissance of another solar system (w/video)

Researchers have conducted a remote reconnaissance of a distant solar system with a new telescope imaging system that sifts through the blinding light of stars. Using a suite of high-tech instrumentation and software called Project 1640, the scientists collected the first chemical fingerprints, or spectra, of this system's four red exoplanets, which orbit a star 128 light years away from Earth.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2013

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NASA supports Extreme Universe Space Observatory

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has awarded $4.4 million to a collaboration of scientists at five US universities and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center to help build a telescope for deployment on the International Space Station in 2017.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2013

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