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Science Scanner: Mapping an Asteroid; Why the Universe Didn’t Collapse; Spicy Food Saves Lives

Posted November 19th, 2014 at 9:07 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists Create Geologic and Tectonic Map of Vesta the Asteroid A group of scientists used high-resolution images captured by NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft between 2011 and 2012 to create what they say is the first total geologic and tectonic map of the asteroid Vesta. Details on the work appear in the December edition of the journal […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted June 27th, 2014 at 6:41 pm (UTC+0)
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Astronomers Capture 3D Images of Mysterious Intergalactic Matter

Posted April 30th, 2014 at 8:05 pm (UTC+0)
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For the first time, 3D images have been captured of a cosmological entity called the intergalactic medium (IGM).  Until now, the structure of IGM had been theoretical. The discovery could provide astronomers with a new understanding of galactic and intergalactic dynamics. The images were captured with an instrument built at the California Institute of Technology […]

Data Shows Universe Could Collapse Any Minute

Posted December 16th, 2013 at 7:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Our universe is at even greater risk of collapse than has been previously thought, according physicists in Denmark. Not only are the scientists predicting the end of the world… but the end of the universe! The prediction that the universe will collapse and compress into a small hard ball isn’t something new. Physicists have been […]

Hubble Spots Farthest Supernova Yet

Posted April 5th, 2013 at 7:25 pm (UTC+0)
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NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has found the farthest known supernova discovered to date. Nicknamed “SN Wilson,” after the American President Woodrow Wilson, scientists say supernova UDS10Wil, exploded more than 10 billion years ago, about 3.77 billion years after the Big Bang. SN Wilson is in a special class of exploding stars known as “Type Ia […]

Scientists Confirm Higgs Boson Discovery

Posted March 15th, 2013 at 6:25 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists working with the world’s largest atom smasher say the mystery particle they found last summer was a Higgs boson, which is believed to give mass to everything in the universe. However, while the physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) confirm the particle is a Higgs boson, it doesn’t appear to have […]

Scientists Discover Universe’s Largest Known Structure

Posted January 14th, 2013 at 7:27 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have found the largest known structure in the universe, a cluster of galactic cores so vast it would take four billion years for a spacecraft traveling at the speed of light to cross it. The sighting challenges a theory from Einstein which suggests such a massive object shouldn’t exist in the universe. A quasar […]

Astronomers Discover Furthest Galaxy Ever

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists have discovered what could be the oldest, most distant galaxy in the universe, thanks to a unique combination of man-made and natural telescopes. The newly discovered galaxy, MACS0647-JD, was found by the Cluster Lensing And Supernova Survey with Hubble (CLASH). It is about 13.3 billion light years, or 125,825,000,000,000,000,000,000 km, from Earth. Scientists are […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 7:39 pm (UTC+0)
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Hubble Looks Into the Depths of Space and Time

Posted September 26th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC+0)
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The Hubble Space Telescope has given us  the deepest view of space ever. Called the eXtreme Deep Field, or XDF, it’s a composite of more than 2,000 photos taken by Hubble over 10 years. “The XDF is the deepest image of the sky ever obtained and reveals the faintest and most distant galaxies ever seen. […]

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