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Cosmic tsunami for sleeping galaxy

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Galaxies in a coma can come back to life. If there is a fusion of galaxy clusters that generates a shock wave capable of generating a new season of star formation. The galaxies are grouped often in clusters, and many are close to us but have stopped forming stars in the distant past. An international

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Galaxies expelled from their clusters

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Thanks to the use of public data, provided by the Virtual Observatory, two Russian astronomers have found that the compact elliptical galaxies may have been expelled from their clusters are formed and where they once lived. The researchers believe that their discovery could shed light on the structure and evolution of this class of objects.

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Solved the riddle of the galaxy Henize 2-10

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For some time there was talk of this mysterious black hole found at the center of the galaxy 30 million light from us. The researchers come with new confirmations and future observations that will be able to understand more about the birth of galaxies in the early Universe. In 2011: the galaxy Henize 2-10 hides

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NASA Missions

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New record set at flash emission

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The observations of NASA’s Swift satellite have seized a great flash of emission from the head of the class of Supergiant Fast X-ray Transients, during which this source has exceeded 10 times their own personal record of brightness, and even the theoretical maximum limit brightness expected for these sources. This result, obtained by a team

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More awareness for IYL 2015

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The light pollution of the night sky is now a growing specter that UNESCO, the IAU and many institutions, not only scientific, worldwide seek to remedy, at least by sensitizing young people and non-experts on the damage of energy consumption for the health and for the environment. Credit: IAU On 20 December 2013, the General

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The mystery of the ‘cold spot’ in the CMB

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An international collaboration of researchers may have found the solution to the mystery of the so-called Cold Spot visible in the map of the cosmic background radiation. The observations suggest that it is a huge region of the sky where the density of galaxies is much lower than that typical of the space observable. The

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Black holes of intense magnetic field

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Recent observations help astronomers understand the structure and the formation of the massive population of the center of galaxies and jets twins plasma high speed that they often emit from the poles. The Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA) ESO in Chile has revealed a very powerful magnetic field, much more than all those

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Neutrinos polar ‘quick change’

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Experiments conducted at the South Pole have allowed us to study the transformation of neutrinos produced in the Earth’s North Pole before reaching the other end of the globe. It is a result that allows not only to observe these effects with more details, and unprecedented, but also to derive valuable clues on their physical

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