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Where the stars collide

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Using an advanced adaptive optics, namely the GeMS of the Gemini South telescope in Chile a team of astronomers has captured the globular cluster Liller 1. The data show that the cluster could contain a mass of 1.5 million times greater than that of the Sun, making it an extreme atmosphere for the stars’ collisions.

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CR7, the distant brighter galaxy

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The galaxy displays evidence of the presence, in its interior, of examples of first-generation stars. These massive objects, bright and so far purely theoretical, have produced the first heavy elements of the story. Using the VLT (Very Large Telescope) ESO, a group of astronomers led by David Sobral, the Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences,

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Saturn spacecraft to buzz icy moon dione june 16

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Under which Sun life develops?

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A group of researchers at Cornell University recently conducted an analysis on the effect of ultraviolet radiation emitted by parent stars received by the planets that revolve around them. Under certain conditions it may lead to the development of life making these planets similar to our Earth. In order to simplify the understanding of the

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“I’m an astronaut, not a celebrity’

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A few days after the returning of the Italian astronaut of ESA, she answers questions from reporters gathered at the Italian headquarters of ASI, and she claims to be first of all an astronaut at the service of research and science. The first thing she made after the returning? A shower and then a nice

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Marco will fly to Mars

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Small satellites will complete the mission Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport of NASA, which will depart from the Earth at a time of the Martian surface in September 2016. This is the first US lander that will investigate the properties of the subsurface of the fourth planet of the Solar System.

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Philae talks

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Two days ago, Saturday, June 13, 14:28 US time, the robot sent last November by the comet 67P probe Rosetta has re-established contact with the probe mother. The first communication lasted just 85 seconds, and now scientists are waiting for the next connection. Bignami: “A great satisfaction for science, for Europe and especially for Italy”

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Pluto en-detail!

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Pluto’s surface is gradually revealing the eyes of New Horizons. A series of new images obtained with the instrument-telescopic (LORRI) between late May and early June has been processed with the proven model of “deconvolution” that exploits the accurate superimposition of four sequential shots to get a higher detail. They show good part of a

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Helium clouds

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It’s called GJ 436b, and is located 33 light-years away. According to the observations of the Spitzer Space Telescope, its atmosphere, private progressively hydrogen, now it seems to be dominated by the lightest of the noble gases. This is one characteristic shared by thousands of extrasolar planets. Living creatures is unlikely that the common people,

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