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Galaxies merged supermassive black holes

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Experts have obtained with the Subaru telescope, high-resolution images that allow us to study the emission originating from supermassive black holes ( SMBH ) in the central regions of gas-rich and bright galaxies. Examples of K-band images of bright and gas-rich galaxies colliding. The image size is 10 arc seconds. The individual shots clearly show

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Brighter and Faster

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A research group at UC Berkeley has made new studies of the supernova SN 2014J, photographed for the first time last month by Hubble. Finding that not only the celestial object is brighter than expected, but it also exploded at a rate much higher than average. These Swift UVOT images show M82 before (left) and

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The photo book of Opportunity

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It was the second of the twin Mars Exploration Rovers land on Mars (a few weeks before had landed Spirit). After one decade on the Red Planet is still in good condition. It is at 3559 ° sol (Martian day) mission, after driving 38.7 kilometers from the landing day and it is facing his sixth

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The nebula flashing

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Thanks to the observations of the Very Large Telescope , researchers led by Chris De Pree were able to observe changes in the intensity in the issue of the nebula Sgr B2 occurred over a period of just 23 years. This result helps to clarify the mechanisms that regulate the formation of massive stars and

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The climate map of a brown dwarf

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A team of astronomers used the VLT (Very Large Telescope) at ESO to map the surface of the brown dwarf at just 6.6 light years from Earth, the third system closer to the Sun and the closest to be discovered since 1916. It was made a map of the light and dark areas on the

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The stellar key

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There are three researchers who have obtained the Paduan Consolidator Grant, the funding of the European Research Council directed by researchers with excellent curriculum with several years of experience. This includes astrophysics Paola Marigo, associated INAF that has received funding of € 2 million. Source: www.nasa.gov We could try to date 1995, the year in

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Diary from Mars

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Recreate the conditions of the red planet. It was the aim of the “Mock Mars Mission” that 4 to 19 January saw a team of 8 people simulates life on Mars. The story of Elizabeth Howell, the only journalist in the group.   This full-circle scene combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera (Pancam)

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How to produce oxygen and water on the Moon and Mars

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It goes on the Resource Prospector NASA mission that aims to build rovers and equipment for use in situ space assets and produce directly ( first on the Moon and then on Mars) water and oxygen for astronauts and fuel for spaceships. The test of a prototype called ROXYGEN, in 2008, for the extraction of

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SRT is ready for teamwork

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The preliminary tests have just successfully been completed for the use of Interferometric Sardinia Radio Telescope.   Image source: www.nasa.gov Credit: SRT In the graph, highlighted in yellow, the so-called “fringe”: the characteristic signal that confirms the good synchronization between the interferometric data from the SRT and those collected by the telescope of Medicine It is the

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