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January 17, 2015
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“Assassin” Targets Supernovae in Our Neighborhood of the Universe

Project’s success spawns a new effort to study other local sky events SEATTLE — While many astronomical collaborations use powerful telescopes to target individual objects in the distant universe, a new project at The Ohio State University is doing something … Continue reading

September 21, 2014
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The source of the sky’s X-ray glow

ANN ARBOR — In findings that help astrophysicists understand our corner of the galaxy, an international research team has shown that the soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system. The source of … Continue reading

June 18, 2013
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Star with flare

NASA telescope provides insights into unusual dwarf star Astronomer John Gizis of the University of Delaware, working with data obtained by NASA’s Kepler telescope, is studying a highly unusual dwarf star and its powerful flares that may hold clues to … Continue reading

October 20, 2012
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How Galaxies Grow Up

A study of 544 star-forming galaxies shows that disk galaxies like our own Milky Way reached their current state as orderly rotating pinwheels much later than previously thought, long after much of the universe’s star formation had ceased. Galaxies are … Continue reading

June 30, 2012
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Today in the Milky Way: Cloudy Skies

Adam Block of the UA’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter brings us a rare view of the clouds wafting through our Milky Way in this Astronomy Picture of the Day. In silhouette against the Milky Way’s faint starlight, its dusty molecular clouds … Continue reading

February 25, 2012
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Fastest Wind From Stellar Mass Black Hole Discovered

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— The fastest wind ever discovered blowing off a disk around a stellar-mass black hole has been observed by a team of astronomers that includes a University of Michigan doctoral student. Using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, an orbiting … Continue reading

February 10, 2012
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Astronomy Team That Includes UCLA Finance Professor Discovers Nearby Dwarf Galaxy

A team led by UCLA research astronomer Michael Rich has used a unique telescope to discover a previously unknown companion to the nearby galaxy NGC 4449, which is some 12.5 million light years from Earth. The newly discovered dwarf galaxy … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Gaseous Ring Around Young Star Raises Questions

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Astronomers have detected a mysterious ring of carbon monoxide gas around the young star V1052 Cen, which is about 700 light years away in the southern constellation Centaurus. The ring is part of the star’s planet-forming disk, … Continue reading