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Apr 14, 2015 07:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new study carried out by the ESO's Very Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has revealed for the first time that dark matter may well interact with itself. Continue reading →
Feb 9, 2015 12:42 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a stellar rarity deep inside an oddly-shaped nebula -- two white dwarf stars on the verge of a cataclysmic merging event.
Jan 28, 2015 03:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hiding deep inside the Gum Nebula, some 1,300 light-years from Earth, are a collection of mysterious objects that look like comets -- but they're certainly NOT comets.
Nov 4, 2014 11:20 AM ET // Jason Major
It's often said where there's smoke, there's fire -- but the only fire here is the reddish glow from vast clouds of ionized hydrogen, set alight by the powerful UV radiation pouring out of nearby hot young stars. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The "lithium problem" has been a quandary for astronomers for decades, but now, with the help of one of the world's most powerful observatories, we've discovered that the puzzle isn't exclusive to stars inside the Milky Way. Continue reading →
Jul 21, 2014 05:17 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
In 2011, astronomers were getting excited for what promised to be a spectacular cosmic event. Sadly, it looks like it's turned out to be a galactic damp squib. Continue reading →
Jul 7, 2014 04:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
One of the most enduring mysteries behind the dynamics of supermassive black holes, and their impacts on galactic evolution, has been uncovered by an international team of astrophysicists. Continue reading →
Jun 4, 2014 12:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A new instrument attached to one of the most powerful telescopes in the world has been switched on and acquired its 'first light' images of alien star systems. Continue reading →
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