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Hubble Confirms New Moons Of Pluto
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have confirmed the presence of two new moons around the distant planet Pluto - Space Telescope Science Institute
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NASA's Spitzer Makes Hot Alien World The Closest Directly Detected
A NASA-led team of astronomers have used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to detect a strong flow of heat radiation from a toasty planet orbiting a nearby star - NASA
The Most Hospitable Known Stars
In the search for extrasolar life throughout the universe, you really have to pick your spots. Thanks to Margaret Turnbull, an astronomer at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, the roster of potential targets has narrowed down - Astronomy
Stardust Factory Solves 25-Year-Old Mystery Of Impossible Dust
Researchers using a "stardust factory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., have solved a mystery of how dying stars make silicate dust at high temperatures - NASA
Amateurs First To See 'Tenth Planet' Through Eyepiece
A group of amateur astronomers have become the first people to observe the so-called tenth planet "Xena" through a telescope's eyepiece, and not the original discoverers - New Scientist
Astronomers Agog Over Stellar Explosion
The astronomical community is abuzz with activity following the closest long-duration gamma-ray burst (GRB) observed since 1998 - Sky and Telescope
A Cosmic-Ray Source Uncovered
Astrophysicists using the High Energy Stereoscopic System (HESS) have discovered very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from gas clouds near the Milky Way's center - Astronomy
Faint Stars May Supply The Cosmic X-ray Fog
Millions of stars too dim to be seen may generate the X-ray haze that suffuses the Milky Way – the idea could blow away the "hot gas" hypothesis - New Scientist
Deep X-ray Surveys Reveal Black Hole Population, Glimpse At The Universe
Data from X-ray observatory surveys show that black holes are much more numerous and evolved differently than researchers would have expected, according to a Penn State astronomer - Pennsylvania State University
Is Our Universe About To Be Mangled?
A controversial new analysis of the "many worlds" interpretation of quantum theory says parallel universes can in fact interact, with disastrous results - New Scientist
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