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NASA Selects UA-Led Airborne Observatory for Funding

Christopher Walker’s team successfully launched the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory (STO) from McMurdo in Antarctica on Dec 8, 2016. (Photo: Brian Duffy and Christopher Walker) Click for a full size image   NASA Selects UA-Led Airborne Observatory for Funding From a …

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The Milky Way’s Ancient Heart

Click for a full size image This image, captured with the VISTA infrared survey telescope, as part of the Variables in the Via Lactea (VVV) ESO public survey, shows the central part of the Milky Way. While normally hidden behind …

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Journey to the centre of our galaxy

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Click for a full size image Journey to the centre of our galaxy Peering deep into the heart of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope …

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La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way

La Silla Dawn Kisses the Milky Way This picture was taken just before dawn at the La Silla Observatory, in outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert. A layer of orange hovering over the horizon announces the imminent arrival of the …

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ATLASGAL Survey of Milky Way Completed

A spectacular new image of the Milky Way has been released to mark the completion of the APEX Telescope Large Area Survey of the Galaxy (ATLASGAL). The APEX telescope in Chile has mapped the full area of the Galactic Plane …

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The Milky Way’s Clean and Tidy Galactic Neighbour

This image, captured with the OmegaCAM camera on ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope in Chile, shows an unusually clean small galaxy. IC 1613 contains very little cosmic dust, allowing astronomers to explore its contents with great clarity. Credit : ESO Acknowledgement: …

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Monstrous Cloud Boomerangs Back to Our Galaxy

This diagram shows the 100-million-year-long trajectory of the Smith Cloud as it arcs out of the plane of our Milky Way galaxy and then returns like a boomerang. Hubble Space Telescope measurements show that the cloud, because of its chemical …

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Beast with four tails

Four tidal tails of Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Cambridge The Milky Way galaxy continues to devour its small neighbouring dwarf galaxies and the evidence is spread out across the sky. A team of astronomers led …

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