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A new laboratory for visualising the universe

Dr Maria Kapala admiring an immersive view of the Andromeda Galaxy. Photo Thomas Jarrett and Stephane Courteau   A new laboratory for visualising the universe Story Shabnam Parker The Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) has launched a new ...

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ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery

  ALMA Reveals Inner Web of Stellar Nursery New data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes have been used to create this stunning image showing a web of filaments in the Orion Nebula. These features appear ...

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A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions

Artist’s concept of two neutron stars colliding. Credit: NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet   A Better Way to Model Stellar Explosions Caltech scientists create new computer code for calculating neutron stars’ “equation of state” Neutron stars consist of the densest form ...

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Searching for Earth-Like Planets

Andrew W. Howard   Searching for Earth-Like Planets Watson Lecture Preview The search for extrasolar planets has uncovered a dizzying array of planetary systems. As part of that quest, researchers have found new planet types—lava worlds and super-Earths—as well as ...

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