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Cool, dim dwarf star is magnetic powerhouse
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered that a dim, cool dwarf star is generating a surprisingly powerful magnetic field, one that rivals the most intense magnetic regions of our own Sun. (2015-11-20)

Tiny, ultracool star is super stormy
Our Sun is a relatively quiet star that only occasionally releases solar flares or blasts of energetic particles that threaten satellites and power grids. (2015-11-20)

Forming planet observed for first time
An international team of scientists in Australia and the United States has captured the first-ever images of a planet in the making. (2015-11-19)

UA researchers capture first photo of planet in making
There are 450 light-years between Earth and LkCa15, a young star with a transition disk around it, a cosmic whirling dervish, a birthplace for planets. (2015-11-19)

Dark matter dominates in nearby dwarf galaxy
Dark matter is called "dark" for a good reason. Although they outnumber particles of regular matter by more than a factor of 10, particles of dark matter are elusive. (2015-11-19)

Radiation blasts leave most Earth-like planet uninhabitable, new research suggests
The most Earth-like planet could have been made uninhabitable by vast quantities of radiation, new research led by the University of Warwick research has found. (2015-11-18)

We've got the beat: Astronomers discover a distant galaxy with a pulse
Astronomers at Yale and Harvard have found a galaxy with a heartbeat -- and they've taken its pulse. (2015-11-17)

Discovery measures 'heartbeats' of distant galaxy's stars
In many ways stars are like living beings. They're born; they live; they die. And they even have a heartbeat. Using a novel technique, astronomers have detected thousands of stellar "pulses" in the galaxy Messier 87 (M87). Their measurements offer a new way of determining a galaxy's age. (2015-11-17)

Astronomers eager to get a whiff of newfound Venus-like planet
The collection of rocky planets orbiting distant stars has just grown by one, and the latest discovery is the most intriguing one to date. (2015-11-12)

New exoplanet in our neighborhood
Scientists have discovered a new exoplanet that, in the language of "Star Wars," would be the polar opposite of frigid Hoth, and even more inhospitable than the deserts of Tatooine. (2015-11-12)

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