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Sunday
May 15 2016
03:00 UTC

A Cosmic Hit and Run

... - HD 88170 Credit: ESO. Acknowledgements: Jean-Christophe Lambry This Picture of the Week shows the Vela ring galaxy, visible as a bright core surrounded by a baby blue halo. As the name suggests, this ring galaxy located in the southern constellation of Vela (The Sails) is notable due to its compact core and large circular belt of gas and stars. It is thought that ring galaxies like this are created when larger galaxies are punctured by a smaller galactic aggre

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Monday
May 02 2016
17:30 UTC

Three New Earth-sized Planets Found Just 40 Light-Years Away

... TRAPPIST telescope at ESO's La Silla observatory in Chile have identified three Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting a star just 40 light-years away. The star, originally classified as 2MASS J23062928-0502285 but now known as TRAPPIST-1, is an dim "ultracool" brown┬dwarf only . 05% as bright as our Sun . Located in the constel

Posted by Universe Today

Monday
May 02 2016
03:00 UTC

Three Potentially Habitable Worlds Found Around Nearby Ultracool Dwarf Star

... of Aquarius PR Image eso1615eComparison between the Sun and the ultracool dwarf star T

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

Sunday
May 01 2016
03:00 UTC

Unique Fragment from Earth's Formation Returns after Billions of Years in Cold Storage

... (PANSTARRS) Videos PR Video eso1614aThe unique rocky comet C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) Tailless Manx comet from Oort Cloud brings clues about the origin of the Solar System Astronomers have found a unique object that appears to be made of inner Solar System material from the time of Earth

Posted by astronomy cmarchesin

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