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Excessive Gamma Rays at Milky Way’s Center Hint at Dark Matter

Posted April 4th, 2014 at 6:59 pm (UTC+0)
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Scientists believe high-energy gamma rays emanating from the center of our Milky Way are being produced by dark matter, the mysterious hypothetical substance believed to make up most of the physical universe. A new study based on independent research of gamma ray light shows that the center of our galaxy is cranking out huge amounts […]

Milky Way Might Have Formed From Inside-Out

Posted January 21st, 2014 at 9:28 pm (UTC+0)
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The Milky Way Galaxy may have formed from the inside-out, according to data from the Gaia-ESO Survey. Using data gathered by the ESO’s 8-meter Very Large Telescope (VLT), located in Chile’s Atacama desert, astronomers were able to make their findings by tracking and studying the amounts of elements, such as magnesium, within the chemical composition of stars […]

Science Images Blog

Posted September 10th, 2013 at 7:22 pm (UTC+0)
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60 Billion Earth-like Planets Could Exist in Milky Way Galaxy

Posted July 2nd, 2013 at 7:21 pm (UTC+0)
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A new study finds there could be about 60 billion Earth-sized habitable planets orbiting red dwarfs – the most common stars in our universe – in the Milky Way galaxy. That’s more than twice as many potentially habitable planets than was previously thought. The new report from two Chicago area universities finds that clouds surrounding […]

Science Images of the Week

Posted May 28th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Images of the Week

Posted April 19th, 2013 at 7:08 pm (UTC+0)
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Science Images of the Week

Posted January 25th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Milky Way Contains Billions of Earth-sized Planets, Studies Find

Posted January 9th, 2013 at 6:29 pm (UTC+0)
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There are at least 17 billion Earth-sized worlds in our Milky Way galaxy, according to two new studies. Both groups of scientists used data from NASA’s Kepler mission to reach their conclusions, which were presented to the American Astronomical Society in Long Beach, California. The scientists found that the closer the planets are to their […]

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 October 24th, 2012 at 4:43 pm (UTC+0)
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