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Scientists Surprised by Relentless Cosmic Cold Front

A gigantic and resilient “cold front” hurtling through the Perseus galaxy cluster has been studied using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. Credits: NASA/CXC/GSFC/S. Walker, ESA/XMM, ROSAT   Scientists Surprised by Relentless Cosmic Cold Front This winter has brought many ...

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Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past

  Hubble’s Window into the Cosmic Past This image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope shows the galaxy cluster PLCK G004.5-19.5. It was discovered by the ESA Planck satellite through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect — the distortion of the cosmic microwave ...

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Hubble’s Majestic Spiral in Pegasus

Galaxy NGC 7331   Hubble’s Majestic Spiral in Pegasus This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a spiral galaxy known as NGC 7331. First spotted by the prolific galaxy hunter William Herschel in 1784, NGC 7331 is located about 45 ...

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The Penguin and the Egg

  The Penguin and the Egg This image of distant interacting galaxies, known collectively as Arp 142, bears an uncanny resemblance to a penguin guarding an egg. Data from NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have been combined to show ...

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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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Experiment probes nature of space and time

Photo by Reidar Hahn/Fermi National Laboratory Click for a full size image Experiment probes nature of space and time Scientists listen for ‘holographic noise’ at the universe’s smallest scale For the past year at Fermilab, an instrument called the Holometer ...

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