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The first quartet of quasar

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Thanks to the powerful radio telescope ALMA, astronomers observed what could be the first proto globular cluster ever discovered. A giant molecular cloud extremely dense and massive, scrambled by the collision of galaxies Antennas, but that has not turned any star. Globular clusters – groups spheroidal twinkling of stars, including up to one million participants

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The strangler of galaxies

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Astronomers have solved a riddle that is even partially behind the death of galaxies. In fact, according to a study published in Nature, the leading case concerning the “death” of a galaxy is by “strangulation” due to lack of supply of the raw material that is used to give rise to the formation of new

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Nustar

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Proto globular cluster

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Thanks to the powerful radio telescope ALMA, astronomers observed what could be the first proto globular cluster ever discovered. A giant molecular cloud extremely dense and massive, scrambled by the collision of galaxies Antennas, but that has not turned any star. Credit: K. Johnson, U.Va.; ALMA (NRAO/ESO/NAOJ) Globular clusters – groups spheroidal twinkling of stars,

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The giant halo of Andromeda

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Thanks to the data collected by Hubble a team of scientists was able to accurately estimate the size of the halo of Andromeda gas: about half of the contents of the stars in the same galaxy. This discovery allows us to learn more on the evolution and the structure of one of the most common

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Mercury – magnetic field

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Thanks to NASA orbiter flybys made in the months close to the crash site, traces of magnetization in the crust of the planet were found. This was based on a core of molten iron that in ancient times, that would act as a dynamo. The study was published in Science. The investigation of MESSENGER orbiter

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HL Tau hides real planets

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The shot was taken in October 2014 when the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array in Chile showed excellent and never before seen details in the protoplanetary disk of this young system. An animated debate has always been encountered between astronomers because around the concentric circles dark, it would hide planets in formation. A group

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Salty water on Mars

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There is water on the red planet, now confirmations come from day to day. But this water can be the basis of life on the fourth planet of the Solar System? Was there ever life on Mars? The researchers found that at certain times of the year brackish water that comes to the surface in

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55 Cancri- the Diamond Planet

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55 Cancri, also cataloged Rho1 Cancri or abbreviated 55 Cnc, is a binary star approximately 41 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Cancer. The system consists of a G-type star and a smaller red dwarf, separated by over 1,000 AU (one thousand times the distance from the Earth to the Sun). Astronomers have

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