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The strange structures of the Saturn nebula

The Saturn Nebula is located approximately 5000 light years away in the constellation of Aquarius (The Water Bearer). Its name derives from its odd shape, which resembles everyone's favourite ringed planet seen edge-on.

Sep 27th, 2017

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Cartography of the cosmos

Astrophysicists are trying to simulating all the processes in the structure and formation of the universe. It's like solving a very large physics puzzle.

Sep 26th, 2017

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Ageing star blows off smoky bubble

In the faint southern constellation of Antlia the careful observer with binoculars will spot a very red star, which varies slightly in brightness from week to week. This very unusual star is called U Antliae and new observations are revealing a remarkably thin spherical shell around it.

Sep 20th, 2017

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The return of the comet-like exoplanet

Astronomers focused the Hubble Space Telescope on an exoplanet that had already been seen losing its atmosphere, which forms an enormous cloud of hydrogen, giving the planet the appearance of a giant comet.

Sep 14th, 2017

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