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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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Distance in exoplanets – a problem?

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The space telescope NASA is special because it is the first to take measurements of parallax in microlensing to accurately calculate the distance of distant planet. In this case, OGLE-2014-BLG-0124 was observed at 13,000 years light from us. Using NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope and the Warsaw Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory in Chile (as part

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Ceres facts

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The slow interaction of dark matter

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For the first time, the dark matter may have been observed in interaction with other dark matter in a different way by the gravitational attraction. The observation of colliding galaxies carried out with the VLT (Very Large Telescope) ESO and the Hubble Space Telescope NASA / ESA has permission to collect the first interesting clues

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Exoplanet with an infernal atmosphere

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Data collected by HARPS spectrograph (ESO in Chile) combined with those obtained from the Hubble have allowed Swiss researchers to study in detail the violent, turbulent and very misty atmosphere of HD189733b. The winds blow at over 1000 kilometers per hour. From the beautiful blue color which is depicted would not seem, but the exoplanet

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Liquid water on Mars

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A study conducted by researchers at the Mars Group at the University of Copenhagen shows that water can exist in liquid near the Martian surface. The discovery has been obtained thanks to the discovery of perchlorate in the soil calcium, a substance which allows keeping the water in the liquid state, in the form of

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The movie of Milky Way

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The more accurate reconstruction of the history of star formation in galaxies similar to our offers us the best vision of what may have happened in the course of billions of years, even in the Milky Way. A kind of ‘film’ made up of many frames, about 2,000, each representing a snapshot of the state

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