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Galaxy alignments traced back 10 billion years

A new study reveals that the most massive galaxies in the universe have been aligned with their surroundings for at least ten billion years. This discovery shows that galaxies, like people, are influenced by their environment from a young age.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2017

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The seven most extreme planets ever discovered

As the hunt for planets outside our own solar system continues, we have discovered many worlds with extreme features. And the ongoing exploration of our own solar system has revealed some pretty weird contenders, too. Here are seven of the most extreme.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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The largest virtual Universe ever simulated

Scientists have simulated the formation of our entire Universe with a large supercomputer. A gigantic catalogue of about 25 billion virtual galaxies has been generated from 2 trillion digital particles.

Posted: Jun 9th, 2017

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Gravitational waves spotted for the third time

For the third time, researchers have detected gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein 100 years ago. A pair of black holes with 31 and 19 solar masses had merged into a single one with a mass about 49 times that of our Sun.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2017

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Walking on exoplanets

A recent statistical study has revealed that the mass of Exoplanets between 1 and 100 times the mass of the Earth have a surface gravity surprisingly similar to the terrestrial gravity.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2017

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Jupiter's complex transient auroras

Combined observations from three spacecraft show that Jupiter's brightest auroral features recorded to date are powered by both the volcanic moon Io and interaction with the solar wind.

Posted: May 26th, 2017

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A new approach to forecasting solar flares?

Using 3D numerical models, an international team has discovered a proxy that could be used to forecast an eruptive event. The proxy is associated with magnetic helicity, which reflects the extent of twist and entanglement of the magnetic field.

Posted: May 22nd, 2017

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Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet

The combined power of three space observatories, including NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, has helped astronomers uncover a moon orbiting the third largest dwarf planet, catalogued as 2007 OR10. The pair resides in the frigid outskirts of our solar system called the Kuiper Belt, a realm of icy debris left over from our solar system's formation 4.6 billion years ago.

Posted: May 20th, 2017

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