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dark matter filaments
Giant Web of Dark Matter Connects Galaxy Clusters
Jul 06, 2012 00:24 AM E
Scientists have suggested that dark matter connects the star map like interstate highways connected distant cities. Now, they've observed this underlying web of in a swath of dark matter that bridges two huge star clusters called Abell 222 and Abell 333, which lie 2.7 billion light years away.
space dust
Vanishing Space Dust Baffles Astronomers
Jul 05, 2012 22:40 PM E
"It's like the classic magician's trick - now you see it, now you don't," said Melis. "Only in this case, we're talking about enough dust to fill an inner solar system, and it really is gone!"
Higgs Boson
Has The God Particle Been Found? Exciting Announcement To Come On Wednesday
Jul 02, 2012 10:21 AM E
Scientists working on the Large Hadron Collider are set to announce on Wednesday that they have enough evidence to show that the Higgs Boson, dubbed the 'God Particle,' exists
milky way
Milky Way Still Ringing Like A Bell After 100 Million Year Old Collision
Jun 30, 2012 00:30 AM E
Observations of 300,000 nearby Milky way stars by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey showed researchers that the positions of these stars were not as regular are previously thought. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) found that while stars in the disk of the Milky Way orbit the center of the galaxy at a rapid 136 miles per second, they also move up and down at a speed of about 12-18 miles per second.
evaporating planet
NASA's Hubble Detects Evaporating Exoplanet
Jun 29, 2012 23:46 PM E
Spectacular events on a planet outside our solar system have given NASA scientists a view of an exploding star and the planet that orbits it emitting an intense plume of gas.
Titan
Cassini Finds Subsurface Ocean on Saturn Moon
Jun 29, 2012 10:42 AM E
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, which has been orbiting Saturn and its moons since 2004, has discovered what appears to be an underground ocean on Titan, Saturn's largest moon
space tornado
Super-Tornadoes 1,000 Miles Wide Heat the Sun's Atmosphere
Jun 28, 2012 23:09 PM E
The trick to the sun's immense heat may lie in thousands of tornados that cover the star at any moment. An international team of solar researchers discovered 14 of these supersized tornados that may be the reason the sun's atmosphere is 300 times hotter than its surface.
Panguite
1969 Meteorite Reveals Ancient Mineral
Jun 27, 2012 11:13 AM E
A meteorite lit up Mexico's skies in 1969 and decades later, its discovery is still paying dividends.
saturn's jet streams
NASA's Cassini Spacecraft Solves Mystery of Saturn's Jet Streams
Jun 26, 2012 23:36 PM E
Using infra-red light filters, the NASA team determined that internal temperatures on the gas giant fuel the turbulent jet streams that cross Saturn's face.
Mars
Mars Snowflakes As Tiny As Red Blood Cells
Jun 23, 2012 23:47 PM E
Mars snowflakes are as tiny as red blood cells and made up of carbon dioxide -- not water.
shackleton crater moon
NASA Discovers Ice in Huge Crater on the Moon's South Pole
Jun 21, 2012 20:40 PM E
New data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft show that frozen water makes up as much as 22 percent of the surface material in the Shackleton crater, which is 12 miles wide and permanently dark due to the tilt of the lunar axis.
X-37B
Secret Air Force Space Plane X-37B Lands After Mystery Mission
Jun 18, 2012 10:43 AM E
The U.S. Air Force's mysterious space plane, the X-37B, landed in California on Saturday after more an a year in orbit. The unmanned craft spent 469 days in space, though what it did while there is unknown.
voyager spacecraft
Voyager Spacecraft to Breach Boundary of Solar System and Enter True Outer Space
Jun 15, 2012 19:35 PM E
Scientists at NASA know that Voyager is nearing the boundary of our solar system that separates it from interstellar space. No other spaceship has passed beyond that edge. Information sent back from the craft shows a sharp increase in charged particles bombarding the ship from exploding stars that live beyond the border of the solar system.
Asteroid
How To Watch Giant Asteroid 2012 LZ1 Flyby Online
Jun 14, 2012 11:52 AM E
Astronomers pointing their telescopes at the night sky on Thursday, June 14 have the opportunity to see a giant asteroid the size of a city block pass close to Earth.
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