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Bright outbursts seen blasting from Comet 67P

Bright outbursts seen blasting from Comet 67P Rosetta snaps images of short-lived jets. So what’s behind the dusty explosions? Brief but powerful blasts of material from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as it neared the sun are reported in the Monthly Notices of ...

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ALMA Explores the Hubble Ultra Deep Field

This image combines a background picture taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope (blue/green) with a new very deep ALMA view of this field (orange, marked with circles). All the objects that ALMA sees appear to be massive star-forming galaxies. ...

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ALMA Uncovers Secrets of Giant Space Blob

Click for a full size image Computer simulation of a Lyman-alpha Blob This rendering shows a snapshot from a cosmological simulation of a Lyman-alpha Blob similar to LAB-1. This simulation tracks the evolution of gas and dark matter using one ...

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A Mixed-reality Trip to Mars

A Mixed-reality Trip to Mars Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, right, and Erisa Hines of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.A ceremonial ribbon is cut for the opening of new ‘Destination: Mars’ experience at the KSC visitor complex in ...

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Cassini Begins Epic Final Year at Saturn

Click for a full size image Saturn, Approaching Northern Summer Since NASA’s Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in mid-2004, the planet’s appearance has changed greatly. The shifting angle of sunlight as the seasons march forward has illuminated the giant hexagon-shaped ...

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Explaining Why the Universe Can Be Transparent

Reionization as illustrated by data from the Hubble and Chandra space telescopes. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss. Click for a full size image Explaining Why the Universe Can Be Transparent New model developed by UC Riverside scientist for the universe’s reionization is based ...

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