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Top 10 awesome facts about space

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Dawn to Ceres: science begins

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On April 10, the probe of the NASA Dawn will enter the first orbit around Ceres scientific. For the occasion, the INAF from Palermo organizes an event dedicated to the mission and the first results of this intriguing asteroid. Since coming to the dwarf planet Ceres, March 6, the probe Dawn NASA worked perfectly, went

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Deep in our galaxy

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Continue the way towards ever deeper knowledge of planetary systems in our galaxy. A new observational strategy and very detailed measures are described in the new article in Astronomy & Astrophysics. Within the program GAPS (Global Architecture of Planetary Systems), which deals with the characterization of planetary systems thanks to the HARPS spectrograph mounted at

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White dwarf to the supernova

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A team of US researchers analyzed X-ray data of the supernova remnant known as 3C 397 collected by the telescope Suzaku. The results indicate that the explosion, which took place thousands of years ago, was triggered by a single white dwarf. Using the archive data from X-ray satellite Suzaku, astronomers were able to determine the

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The information is also in the black holes

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According to Anshul Saini and Dejan Stojkovic, the information contained in a black hole might not be lost forever. The results of their study imply that for an observer located outside the event horizon is still possible to retrieve information and this fact represents a significant step towards the solution of the famous “paradox of

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Evolution of a young star

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After almost 20 years, astronomers have made two VLA images of a young star, eight times more massive than the Sun, which reveal valuable clues about the primordial stages of its evolution. They allow observing almost in “real time” dramatic changes of stellar structure and they offer a unique opportunity that will follow the next

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Gravitational lensing

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The effect of strong gravitational lensing allows Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array of ESO to observe a distant galaxy, the reconstruction of the original structure also allows for the retrieval of its high rate of star formation. The result was achieved by a team led by researchers at the Max Planck Institute für Astrophysik.

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Discover space fun

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The story of the lost Martian atmosphere

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The Curiosity rover NASA has used the SAM tool to analyze xenon, a heavy noble gas that occurs naturally in nine isotopic forms, to better understand the story of the lost Martian atmosphere. While the rover Curiosity NASA carried out in recent weeks the detailed examination of the rock layers of the outcrop “Pahrump Hills”

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