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The migration of the planets from asteroids told

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New research on the objects orbiting in the main asteroid belt shows a wide variability in their composition and size, a sign of the great planetary upheavals during the first billion years of the Solar System. The study is published in Nature. The turbulent history of the chaotic evolution of the Solar System has left

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The super Map of Dark Matter

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Exploiting the effect of the gravitational lens and the power of the instrumentation of the Space Telescope, a team of scientists has managed, a few years ago, to reconstruct the distribution of dark matter in the cluster of galaxies called Abell 1689 with unprecedented detail. A few years ago we had the news of the

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A new particle for dark matter

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A group of researchers at the University of Southampton has proposed the existence of a fundamental particle to explain the nature of the enigmatic dark matter. It is a new experimental approach in space that attempts to shed light on an unknown sector where it is expected that these particles may exist. Researchers from the

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Spiral galaxies

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In 2012, the Hubble Space Telescope took a look at a spiral galaxy in the Hydra constellation. The sharp angle clearly highlights the features, including the elongated nucleus and the bar that connects to the spiral arms. The Hubble Space Telescope for NASA and ESA has identified the spiral galaxy ESO 499-G37, catching it on

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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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