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Put an Argon surprise

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Molecules are containing noble gas in space. It is the first time that such a presence is detected. It was done by a team of astronomers from the University College London (UCL), finding in the Crab Nebula, the remains of a supernova in the constellation Taurus..  Source: www.nasa.gov Led by Mike Barlow from Department of

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Breakthrough of the Year for IceCube

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The Antarctic observatory was selected for both the results obtained with the first observation of cosmic neutrinos but also to have overcome the many challenges of creating and managing a colossal detector deep in the ice at the South Pole. The 2013 Breakthrough of the Year had been conferred to the IceCube assignment by the

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How old is Mars?

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Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have succeeded in establishing the age of a rock from the red planet with a technique similar to that used for dating terrestrial rocks. The results, obtained thanks to the rover Curiosity of NASA, are published in one of the six articles published this week in Science. Source:www.nasa.gov

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SST, from U.S. to Australia

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An agreement was signed between the respective governments to place in Australia the latest American discovery of surveillance of debris (and not only of debris) in space. After two years of testing in New Mexico, the Space Surveillance Telescope is ready to pack up for the new destination, where we can keep an eye on

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Molecular clouds in the Whirlpool Galaxy

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A detailed study of the molecular clouds in the Whirlpool Galaxy, led by PAWS project, revealed that they are immersed in a kind of fog of molecular hydrogen, much denser than expected. An aura that permeates the entire galactic disk, and the influence of star formation. Source: www.apod.nasa.gov To make a star, you know, you

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ELISA and “The Gravitational Universe”

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After missions to the moons of Jupiter and the study of the Universe in X-rays, the European Space Agency has officially announced the last argument of the third largest mission in the program Horizon 2000; it will be devoted to the study of gravitational waves. Source: www.elisascience.org The European Space Agency drops the trio on

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The mystery of the distant planet

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The young astronomer Vanessa Bailey from the University of Arizona and her team have discovered the most distant exoplanet from its parent star. This is the result that undermines the current theories on star and planet formation. Crucial to its identification have been the Magellan telescope shooting in the Chilean Andes equipped with the adaptive

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The cosmic dance of two black holes

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Using data from WISE and the comments of the Australian Telescope Compact Array Telescope and the Gemini South , researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have discovered a remote galaxy that hosts a couple of black holes in the gravitationally core bound. The study can be found in the Astrophysical Journal.   Source: www.nasa.gov Two

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The explosive growth of a young star

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Using the telescope ALMA, a research team led by Danish Niels Bohr Institute researchers analyzed a protostar in the Milky Way and discovered that in the earlier stages of its development was about one hundred times brighter than it is now. Source: www.jpl.nasa.gov The graph shows the young protostar in the center surrounded by clouds of

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