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Scientists propose mechanism to describe solar eruptions of all sizes

Scientists propose mechanism to describe solar eruptions of all sizes

Scientists propose mechanism to describe solar eruptions of all sizes From long jets to massive explosions of solar material and energy, eruptions on the sun come in many shapes and sizes. Scientists now propose...

Cassini's first grand finale dive: Milestones

Cassini's first grand finale dive: Milestones

Cassini's first grand finale dive: Milestones NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is set to make its first dive through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. Astronomy News — ScienceDaily Go...

'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing

'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing

'Iceball' planet discovered through microlensing Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun. The planet is likely far too...

'Ageless' silicon throughout Milky Way may indicate a well-mixed galaxy

'Ageless' silicon throughout Milky Way may indicate a well-mixed galaxy

'Ageless' silicon throughout Milky Way may indicate a well-mixed galaxy As galaxies age, some of their basic chemical elements can also show signs of aging. This aging process can be seen as certain atoms...

Cassini completes final — and fateful — Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next

Cassini completes final — and fateful — Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next

Cassini completes final — and fateful — Titan flyby: Dive to Saturn next NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has had its last close brush with Saturn’s hazy moon Titan and is now beginning its final set...

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot

New survey hints at exotic origin for the Cold Spot A supervoid is unlikely to explain a ‘Cold Spot’ in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room...

Lull in Mars' giant impact history

Lull in Mars' giant impact history

Lull in Mars' giant impact history From the earliest days of our solar system’s history, collisions between astronomical objects have shaped the planets and changed the course of their evolution. Studying the early bombardment...

Into the submillimeter—the early universe's formation

Into the submillimeter—the early universe's formation

Into the submillimeter—the early universe's formation In order to make sense of our universe, astronomers have to work hard, and they have to push observing technology to the limit. Some of that hard work...

Astrophysicists study 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy

Astrophysicists study 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy

Astrophysicists study 'rejuvenating' pulsar in a neighboring galaxy Lomonosov Moscow State University scientists published the results of a study of unique ultra-slow pulsar XB091D. This neutron star is believed to have captured a companion...

Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies

Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies

Astronomers detect dozens of new quasars and galaxies (Phys.org)—A team of astronomers led by Yoshiki Matsuoka of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has detected a treasure trove of new high-redshift quasars (or...