Deep Space

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    In a trillion years, astronomers in our galaxy will have a difficult time figuring out how the Universe began. The evidence we have today in support of the Big Bang will no longer be available.
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    New observations reveal that nearby interstellar clouds contain networks of gaseous filaments that may result from interstellar sonic booms.
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    Astronomers across the globe can now sift through hundreds of millions of galaxies, stars and asteroids collected in the first bundle of data from NASA´s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. The data is invaluable for astrobiologists seeking to understand the nature of our universe
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    A new study says that worlds that orbit red dwarfs, and even rogue planets with no stars to call home, might have surface oceans loaded with organic compounds. Like the seas of liquid methane on Saturn´s moon Titan, such environments are speculated to have
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    Physicists have gained new insight into the warping of space and time that occurs when black holes collide.
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    NASA's Kepler mission has spotted 500 Sun-like stars that show changes in brightness. The data is helping astronomers understand the mass, radius, age and internal structure of stars. The information will ultimately help astrobiologists search for habitable planets beyond our solar system.
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    Astronomers have discovered a pair of white dwarf stars that orbit each other at a distance less that that from the Earth to the Moon. It is believed that in a few million years, the stars will collide to be 'reborn' as a single star.
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    Data from NASA's IBEX mission has overturned 40 years of theory by isolating a mysterious 'ribbon' of energy and particles found in the heliosphere. Studying the heliosphere is important because its influence it thought to help protect our solar system, and life on Earth, from
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    A new study indicates that the best place to look for habitable planets might be around dim, dying stars called white dwarfs.
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    New research is helping scientists understand one of the four fundamental forces of the Universe.
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    Free-floating planets and sub-brown dwarfs – objects with mass midway between planets and stars – could prove fertile grounds for extraterrestrial life, according to a new study.
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    A new study shows that the earliest rocks in our solar system were more like cotton candy than the hard rocks we're familiar with today. The research is providing a better picture of how rocky planets form and could help in the search for habitable
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    Astronomers have discovered the coldest known star. The unique brown dwarf has properties that are different from any other star and, in some ways, make it more similar to a cold, giant exoplanet.
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    A new theory predicts that the Large Hadron Collider could be the first machine capable of causing matter to travel backwards in time. The researchers who originated the theory admit it's a 'long shot', but it still fits within the laws of physics.
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    Some estimates indicate that 25% of Sun-like stars have Earth-like planets. A new study now shows that these planets are almost certain to have oceans if they are located in the right temperature zone around their host stars.
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