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In the past seven days, MESSENGER found new evidence for water ice on Mercury, astronomers discovered a record-setting X-ray jet, researchers uncovered a giant black hole that could upset galaxy evolution models,
Published: November 30, 2012
This finding gives scientists a glimpse into the explosive activity associated with the growth of supermassive black holes in the early universe.
Published: November 29, 2012
This is the first time that a quasar outflow has been measured to have the sort of high energies predicted by theory.
Published: November 28, 2012
In the past 14 days, NASA's great observatories found a candidate for the most distant galaxy, astronomers measured the universe's deceleration before dark energy took over, the Kepler space telescope completed its prime mission,
Published: November 23, 2012
In rare cases, a star’s core can undergo a series of events that creates a secondary planetary nebula inside the original one.
Published: November 16, 2012
W44 is the product of a massive star that has reached the end of its life, and all that remains of the stellar behemoth is the spinning core of a neutron star and a supernova remnant.
Published: November 15, 2012
This planet’s comparative proximity, and the absence of a bright star close to it, has allowed the team to study its atmosphere in great detail.
Published: November 14, 2012
In the past seven days, a study confirmed that binary star systems can cause the stunningly symmetric patterns around planetary nebulae, astronomers discovered an exoplanet whose orbit around its host star is at a similar distance to Earth’s orbit around the Sun, Cassini scientists witness Saturn's moon Titan glowing in the dark,
Published: November 9, 2012
Deep observations by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory are probing how stellar “star factories” form and evolve.
Published: November 9, 2012
Scientists find that the production of stars in the universe as a whole has been continuously declining over the past 11 billion years, being 30 times lower today than at its likely peak.
Published: November 7, 2012
Scientists’ best guess is that the glow results from deeper-penetrating cosmic rays or from light emitted due to some kind of chemical reaction deep in the atmosphere.
Published: November 6, 2012
The nucleus of Comet Hergenrother has separated into at least four pieces, resulting in an increase in dust material in its coma.
Published: November 5, 2012
In the past seven days, SpaceX completed its first commissioned cargo mission to the International Space Station, astronomers discovered the most distant superluminous supernova, Curiosity's first soil studies helped fingerprint martian minerals,
Published: November 2, 2012
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