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Traffic in orbit?

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A group of researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has developed and tested the mini- earth satellites that will eventually be used in space to help control traffic in low orbits. The risk of collision with space debris is getting higher. LEO stands for low Earth orbit and is the region of space within

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The migration of the planets

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New research on the objects that orbit in the main asteroid belt shows a wide variability in their composition and size, a sign of the great planetary upheaval during the first billion years of the solar system. The study is published in Nature. This artist’s conception shows how families of asteroids are created. Over the

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The link between astronomy and architecture

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Archaeoastronomy is an interdisciplinary science that is still young, if approached with the right rigor, can lead to important discoveries about the history of architecture, astronomy and human thought.   Source: http://apod.nasa.gov One of the first instincts of man was to contemplate the sky. One of the earliest human activities was the construction of megaliths. Astronomy

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A supernova in M82

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On January 22, a supernova was discovered in M82 (SN 2014J) in one of the closest galaxies to the Milky Way, “only” 4 Megaparsec (4 million parsecs) away. Image of Supernova in M82 obtained in Loiano (INAF Bologna) with the telescope GD Cassini 1.5 Meters (tool BFOSC) January 23. G. Altavilla, R. Gualandi. Source: http://apod.nasa.gov On

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Exploring the Lagoon

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The wide-field telescope in Chile VST gives us this spectacular new vision of one of the most striking nebulae known, or Messier 8, also known as Lagoon. The image was obtained as part of one of the three surveys of the sky where the VST is currently involved. The Lagoon Nebula recovery in this very

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A rare brown dwarf posing for Keck

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A group of researchers used the Keck I and Keck Hawaiians II telescopes to study in detail this brown dwarf of spectral class T. The research has been going on for 17 years, and researchers have used different tools, such as the HIRES and NIRC2. The data are a point of reference for the study

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The Dark Side of the universe

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It was recently launched in the heart of the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, managed by the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the experiment Dark Side -50. Its goal: to go in search of the elusive WIMP, this should be the main constituents of dark matter in the universe. The core of the detector dark matter

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Planet formation in the constellation of the Wolf

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A group of Japanese researchers discovered a site of planet formation around a young star in the Lupus Constellation. The characteristics of this object are: the protoplanetary disk that has a huge distance from the center of the star HD142527 and the dust that is concentrated almost exclusively in the upper part of the ring.

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Cassini examines the moons of Saturn

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Here are two new shots of the probe arrived in orbit of the sixth planet of the solar system in 2004. In the images are the moon Janus, which shares its orbit with Epimetheus (for years a mystery to scientists) and the moon Titan, the most studied by experts. The probe NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini continues to

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