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Astronomer Discovers Five New Globular Clusters

Using images from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE), Dr. Denilso Camargo of the Colégio Militar de Porto Alegre, Brazil, has discovered five new...

NuSTAR Detects High-Energy Cosmic Rays from Eta Carinae System

Eta Carinae — a binary star system approximately 7,500 light-years away in the constellation Carina — is accelerating particles to high energies, some of...

ESO’s Very Large Telescope Directly Images Newborn Exoplanet

Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found an infant gas giant orbiting the young dwarf star PDS 70. Not...

ESO’s Very Large Telescope Directly Images Newborn Exoplanet

Astronomers using the SPHERE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope have found an infant gas giant orbiting the young dwarf star PDS 70. Not...

Hubble Spots Cluster of Diverse Galaxies

An incredible new image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the diverse collection of galaxies in RXC J2211.7-0350, a massive galaxy cluster located...

Researchers Observe Magnetic Field Generated by Supernova Remnant 1987A

The detection of a radial magnetic field across the inner ring of SNR 1987A, the remnant of a supernova first witnessed three decades ago,...

Study: Habitable Zone Exoplanets Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f Have Stable Climate, Regular Seasons

New research from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that exoplanets Kepler-62f and Kepler-186f — both of which...

Oumuamua Turns Out to Be Interstellar Comet After All

1I/2017 U1 ‘Oumuamua — the first known object of extrasolar origin discovered within the Solar System — has been the subject of intense scrutiny...

Milky Way is Rich in Greasy Carbon Molecules, Researchers Say

Organic matter of different kinds contains carbon, an element considered essential for life. There is though real uncertainty over its abundance, and only half...

Exoplanet Biosignatures: Will We Be Able to Recognize Extraterrestrial Life If We See It?

A team of leading astronomers, biologists and geologists have come together under the Nexus for Exoplanet System Science (NExSS), a NASA research coordination network...

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