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  • Massive galaxies began merging just 1.5 billions years after the Big Bang
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Thought to have occurred at twice that age, the rapid galactic evolution puzzles researchers.

  • LIGO’s next steps
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Now that we’ve detected gravitational waves, what’s next for the field?

  • Uranus Smells Exactly How You Think It Does
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Scientists confirm that Uranus’ atmosphere contains hydrogen sulfide, a compound long suspected to be swirling about in the planet’s clouds. Using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii, researchers from the United Kingdom analyzed Uranus using a technique known as spectroscopy to identify the elements contained within. They relied on the Near-Infrared Integral Field Spectrometer (NIFS) at Gemini for the task, which involves breaking down the light reflected from Uranus by wavelength

  • Creating Star Stuff on Earth is the Aim of New $7 Million Project
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - Astrophysicists will conduct experiments designed to re-create the physical environment inside stars, with a new $7 million grant that the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) has awarded to The University of Texas at Austin. This work could help astronomers reduce uncertainties about the sizes and ages of super-dense objects known as white dwarf stars. The DOE/NNSA grant, distributed over a five-year period, will allow the university to establish a n

  • AI beats astronomers at predicting survivability of 'Tatooines'
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - With the help of artificially intelligence, astronomers now have a better method for determining the long-term habitability of exoplanets orbiting more than one star.

  • City of Light hosts inaugural International Day of Light
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - PARIS. The City of Light and a perfect setting for the inaugural UNESCO-declared International Day Of Light, which will feature talks by Nobel laureates, light shows, exhibitions and a celestial performance by International British Soprano Katerina Mina (below).

  • Is it time for a new astronomical yardstick?
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 10:00:00 GMT - One physicist is proposing we do away with units such as light-years, astronomical units, and arcseconds.

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