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Scientists can distinguish the galactic core and spiral arms of Sp1149, so this early galaxy is a great specimen for testing different models of how galaxies are born and then grow up to be places like our own Milky Way Galaxy.
Published: May 31, 2011
A computer simulation based on new radioactive decay data showed that the Red Planet must have reached half its present size only 2 million years after the formation of the solar system.
Published: May 26, 2011
The new Chandra survey revealed the presence of six possible neutron stars, providing strong evidence that the supernova activity is ramping up in the Carina Nebula.
Published: May 25, 2011
Observers in parts of North America, Europe, and Asia can watch as the Moon slowly crosses in front of the Sun.
Published: May 24, 2011
The variety of stars at different stages in their evolution indicate that the recent and ongoing starburst periods are by no means the first nor will they be the last.
Published: May 12, 2011
Scientists obtained the imaging data of the Lagoon Nebula to explore the evolutionary relationship between newborn stars and what are known as Herbig-Haro objects.
Published: May 5, 2011
Scientists think the Meathook Galaxy’s appearance is due to gravitational interactions with another galaxy at some point in its history.
Published: May 4, 2011
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