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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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Dream Chaser into orbit in 2016

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The mission of Dream Chaser could finally get close to the final stages, after more than a decade of development and almost 300 flight simulations with the engines on the ground. In October of 2013 a test flight was made but failed on the runway. The engineers at Sierra Nevada Corporation have in mind to

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A black hole of miser gas

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It seems to be like that for the black hole in the cluster of galaxies RX J1532.9 3021. It would seem that in fact, it takes everything for itself, blocking the birth of thousands of billions of stars. It is what has been shown in a study based on satellite data from Hubble and Chandra

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Hawking: black holes do not exist

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Nature News announce a job awaiting publication signed by the great Hawking in which the assertion that the black holes do not miss anything, according to quantum physics, could not be true anymore.   Source: NASA / JPL-Caltech The black holes are an infinite source of discussion topics for both astrophysicists who try to observe

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