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Mapping the family tree of stars

Astronomers are borrowing principles applied in biology and archaeology to build a family tree of the stars in the galaxy. By studying chemical signatures found in the stars, they are piecing together these evolutionary trees looking at how the stars formed and how they are connected to each other.

Feb 20th, 2017

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Researchers pinpoint watery past on Mars

Researchers have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley on Mars that appears to have been flooded by water in the not-too-distant past. In doing so, they have pinpointed a prime target to begin searching for past life forms on the Red Planet.

Feb 15th, 2017

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Self-made stars

Astronomers observe black hole producing cold, star-making fuel from hot plasma jets and bubbles.

Feb 14th, 2017

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A bridge of stars connects two dwarf galaxies

The Magellanic Clouds, the two largest satellite galaxies of the Milky Way, appear to be connected by a bridge stretching across 43,000 light years, according to an international team of astronomers.

Feb 9th, 2017

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