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Hubble's Largest Galaxy Portrait Offers A New High-Definition View
Giant galaxies weren’t assembled in a day. Neither was this Hubble Space Telescope image of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 (M101). It is the largest and most detailed photo of a spiral galaxy that has ever been released from Hubble - Space Telescope Science Institute
‘Deep Impact’ Of Pulsar Around Companion Star
Astronomers have witnessed a never-seen-before event in observations by ESA’s XMM-Newton spacecraft - a collision between a pulsar and a ring of gas around a neighbouring star - ESA
Comet Is "Geologically Active"
NASA's Deep Impact Team confirms Comet Tempel 1 has water ice on its surface, organic matter within its interior, and jets - Astronomy
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Does Titan's Methane Originate From Underground?
Data from ESA's Huygens probe have been used to validate a new model of the evolution of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, showing that its methane supply may be locked away in a kind of methane-rich ice - ESA
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New Asteroid At Top Of Earth-Threat List
Astronomers tracking near-Earth objects raise the risk level of an object that may hit in 2102 – but the chance of an impact is likely to fall with further study - New Scientist
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Magnetic Fields Sculpt Narrow Jets From Dying Star
Molecules spewed outward from a dying star are confined into narrow jets by a tightly-wound magnetic field, according to astronomers who used the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio telescope to study an old star about 8,500 light-years from Earth - National Radio Astronomy Observatory
A Simpler Cosmic Relation
Scientists modeling the evolution of cosmic structure have found another way in which theory agrees with observation - Astronomy
NASA Kills Off Troubled Asteroid Mission
The Dawn mission is confirmed as cancelled after technical and budget problems – it was to have visited the two largest main-belt asteroids, Vesta and Ceres - New Scientist
Crater Lichtenberg And Young Lunar Basalts Tracked By SMART-1
This animation, made from images taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, illustrates a special pointing mode, the so-called 'target-tracking' mode - ESA
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Astronauts Plan The Biggest Golf Drive In History
Russia plans to hit a golf ball into Earth orbit from the space station – but some experts warn that a mishap could cause "catastrophic" damage - New Scientist
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