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Sombrero Galaxy

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Click on image to make it bigger Credit: Infographic created by Afrim Constantin COPYRIGHT 2015 © spacefan.org

Ex-lands in the cosmic dust

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It was a star similar to the Sun but much more “dusty”, the first scientific objective LBTI interferometer installed at the Large Binocular Telescope, of which Italy with the INAF is a partner. Excellent results: the tool has allowed us to study with great accuracy the distribution of dust around the Astra. LBTI will be

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The comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko amazes us again

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A Scandinavian study guide, based on some observations of ionized gas around the comet 67P, allows for the first time to follow the development of cometary magnetosphere as the body approaches the Sun and interacts with the solar wind. Rosetta is probing the comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko, robotically in every way possible, and we have already

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Creation of lab planets

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The conditions of pressure and temperature were reproduced with compression laser that we would find if we were in the core of a planet in the creation stage. Planets in a tube were recreated in the laboratory. You will think that is not possible, however a group of researchers has documented the experiment in a

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A snowy dustball

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A dusty comet. So it appears the comet 67P to initial investigations conducted by JADE instrument on the spacecraft of the European Space. Alessandra Rotundi (INAF-IAPS and Parthenope University of Naples), Principal Investigator of JADE: “The birth and the evolution of the coma of 67P is a history of which just the beginning was turned

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Hunting for planets

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This new array will focus in the search for planets the size of Neptune and smaller, with a diameter of two to eight times that of the Earth. Reach a level of accuracy in the measurement of the brightness of stars – one part in a thousand – than ever before. Credit: ESO/G. Lambert The

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Three planets for a red dwarf

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EPIC 201367065, is a red dwarf M-class (the coldest), has about half the size and mass of our sun and is located at “just” 150 light years from Earth. The outermost planet, once it is half the radius of Earth’s orbit far enough away from its star, receiving levels of light from its parent star

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Andromeda Galaxy

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Cassini-Huygens and Titan

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The descent of the probe lasted about two hours before it hit the cold ground of Titan, from which continued to broadcast for another hour before the batteries ran out. Even on Huygens, as Cassini, the Italian instrumentation is not missing. Eleven years ago, on 14 January 2005, the Cassini spacecraft, a collaboration of three

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