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Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass?

Credits: Illustration: Springel et al. (2005); Spectrum: NASA/CXC/CfA/Kovács et al. Where is the Universe Hiding its Missing Mass? Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the “normal” ...

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ESO’s Dustbuster Reveals Hidden Stars

This richly detailed view of the star formation region Messier 78, in the constellation of Orion (The Hunter), was taken with the VISTA infrared survey telescope at ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the blue regions of reflected ...

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LBN 777 , known as Vulture Head Nebula

The LBN 777 is rarely imaged, also known as Vulture Head Nebula. This nebula is part of the Taurus Molecular Cloud. These giant molecular clouds consist of cosmic dust and molecular gas, with an average density of 100-1000 particles per ...

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