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The Universe Is Getting Hot, Hot, Hot, a New Study Suggests

The universe is getting hotter, a new study has found. The study, published in the Astrophysical Journal, probed the thermal history of the universe over the...

Tree Rings May Hold Clues to Impacts of Distant Supernovas on Earth

Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet’s biology and geology, such as tree rings,...

NASA Contacts Voyager 2 Using Upgraded Deep Space Network Dish

On Oct. 29, mission operators sent a series of commands to NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft for the first time since mid-March. The spacecraft has been flying...

An Earth-Sized Rogue Planet Discovered in the Milky Way

Our Galaxy may be teeming with rogue planets, gravitationally unbound to any star. An international team of scientists, led by Polish astronomers from the...

Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Critical for GPS, Seen in Distant Stars

What do Albert Einstein, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and a pair of stars 200,000 trillion miles from Earth have in common? The answer...

Chronicling Spitzer Space Telescope Legacy

To understand the significance of the Spitzer Space Telescope on the understanding of our Solar System, think of what the steam engine meant for...

Astronomers Reveal First Direct Image of Beta Pictoris c Using the GRAVITY Instrument

The vast majority of planets near foreign stars are discovered by astronomers with the help of sophisticated methods. The exoplanet does not appear in...

‘Echo Mapping’ in Faraway Galaxies Could Measure Vast Cosmic Distances

When you look up at the night sky, how do you know whether the specks of light that you see are bright and far...

Venus’ Ancient Layered, Folded Rocks Point to Volcanic Origin

An international team of researchers has found that some of the oldest terrain on Venus, known as tesserae, has layering that seems consistent with...

VLBA Makes First Direct Distance Measurement to Magnetar

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) have made the first direct geometric measurement of the distance to a magnetar...

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