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Comets Clash at Heart of Helix Nebula

A bunch of rowdy comets are colliding and kicking up dust around a dead star, according to new observations from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope. The dead star lies at the center of the much-photographed...

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Supernovae als kosmische Entfernungsmesser

Wie kosmische Leuchtfeuer stehen Supernovae am Himmel. Wissenschaftler vom Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik und dem Nationalen Astronomischen Institut Italiens haben nun einen Weg gefunden, um Entfernungen im All mit den kosmischen Leuchtfeuern künftig genauer zu...

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Planck satellite shows its beauty

Yesterday, ESA’s Planck satellite was on display for media gathered in Cannes. The press event took place at the facility of Alcatel Alenia Space, Prime Contractor for building the satellite. Special guest was George...

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Planck satellite on view

ESA’s Planck satellite, due to study relic radiation from the Big Bang, is on display for the media in Cannes. Images of the spacecraft in all its glory will be published on the web...

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Evidence of Galactic Collision Found

Astronomers surveying the nearby Andromeda galaxy have discovered an association of stars in its outskirts, which they believe to be part of a separate galaxy that merged with Andromeda about 700 million years ago....

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All Was Quiet in the Galactic Centre

For a brief time in April 2006, the active region surrounding the supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way settled down. Ten different sources of high energy rays all faded away...

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Planet-seeking satellite takes first images

A planet-hunting satellite that launched in December 2006 has opened its eye to the stars. Its first images suggest the satellite’s instruments are in good working order, paving the way for planet searching to...

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