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The dark side of the fluffiest galaxies
Galaxies, in all their forms from spirals to ellipticals from giants to dwarfs have been widely studied over the past Century. (2016-05-24)

Astronomers confirm faintest early-universe galaxy ever seen
An international team of scientists, including two professors and three graduate students from UCLA, has detected and confirmed the faintest early-universe galaxy ever. Using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on Mauna Kea in Hawaii, the researchers detected the galaxy as it was 13 billion years ago. (2016-05-24)

First evidence of icy comets orbiting a sun-like star
An international team of astronomers have found evidence of ice and comets orbiting a nearby sun-like star, which could give a glimpse into how our own solar system developed. (2016-05-19)

Stellar mystery deepens
Using recent advancements in Australian telescope technology, a Monash University-led research team has made an unexpected discovery that a large group of stars are dying prematurely, challenging our accepted view of stellar evolution. (2016-05-19)

Allan Sandage's last paper unravels 100-year-old astronomical mystery
Carnegie's Allan Sandage, who died in 2010, was a tremendously influential figure in the field of astronomy. (2016-05-18)

A beautiful instance of stellar ornamentation
In this image from ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), light from blazing blue stars energises the gas left over from the stars' recent formation. (2016-05-18)

Hubble spies a spiral snowflake
Together with irregular galaxies, spiral galaxies make up approximately 60 percent of the galaxies in the local universe. (2016-05-16)

More than 1,200 new planets confirmed using new technique for verifying Kepler data
Scientists from Princeton University and NASA have confirmed that 1,284 objects observed outside Earth's solar system by NASA's Kepler spacecraft are indeed planets. (2016-05-11)

Study supports natural causes, not alien activity, to explain mystery star's behavior
Sorry, E.T. lovers, but the results of a new study make it far less likely that KIC 8462852, popularly known as Tabby's star, is the home of industrious aliens who are gradually enclosing it in a vast shell called a Dyson sphere. (2016-05-10)

Bright dusty galaxies are hiding secret companions
A new University of Sussex study has cleared the air on what lies behind hot dust visible in the distant universe. (2016-05-09)



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