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Long-Lived Mars Rover Opportunity Keeps Finding Surprises

February 17, 2018 0

NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of possible “rock stripes.” The ground texture seen in recent images from the rover resembles a smudged version of […]

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NGC 3344 galaxy: A lonely beauty

February 17, 2018 0

This image of the spiral galaxy NGC 3344, located about 20 million light-years from Earth, is a composite of images taken through seven different filters. They cover wavelengths from the ultraviolet to the optical and […]

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Milky Way ties with neighbor in galactic arms race

February 17, 2018 0

The Milky Way and Andromeda prior to the merger. Credit: ICRAR Astronomers have discovered that our nearest large neighbour, the Andromeda galaxy, is roughly the same size as the Milky Way. It had been thought […]

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Supermassive black holes are outgrowing their galaxies

February 17, 2018 0

Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Penn. State/G. Yang et al & NASA/CXC/ICE/M. Mezcua et al.; Optical: NASA/STScI; Illustration: NASA/CXC/A. Jubett The growth of the biggest black holes in the Universe is outrunning the rate of formation of stars […]

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