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Observing the birth of a planet
Observing time at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on Paranal Mountain is a very precious commodity - and yet the Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile spent an entire night with a high-resolution infrared camera pointed at a single object in the night sky. (2015-07-02)

Seeing a supernova in a new light
Type Ia supernovae are the "standard candles" astrophysicists use to chart distance in the Universe. But are these dazzling exploding stars truly all the same? To answer this, scientists must first understand what causes stars to explode and become supernovae. (2015-07-01)

New model of cosmic stickiness favors 'Big Rip' demise of universe
The universe can be a very sticky place, but just how sticky is a matter of debate. (2015-07-01)

Precise ages of largest number of stars hosting planets ever measured
A new study of 33 Kepler stars with solar-like oscillations to be published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. (2015-06-30)

ALMA detects carbon 'smog' permeating interstellar atmospheres of early galaxies
Astronomers study the elements scattered between the stars to learn about the internal workings of galaxies, their motion and chemistry. (2015-06-25)

Red dwarf burns off planet's hydrogen giving it massive comet-like tail
A giant cloud escaping from a warm, Neptune-mass exoplanet is reported in this week's Nature. (2015-06-25)

Hubble sees atmosphere being stripped from Neptune-sized exoplanet
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have discovered an immense cloud of hydrogen dispersing from a warm, Neptune-sized planet orbiting a nearby star. The enormous gaseous tail of the planet is about 50 times the size of the parent star. (2015-06-25)

Discovering a new stage in the galactic lifecycle
On its own, dust seems fairly unremarkable. However, by observing the clouds of gas and dust within a galaxy, astronomers can determine important information about the history of star formation and the evolution of galaxies. (2015-06-25)

Giant galaxy is still growing
Astronomers expect that galaxies grow by swallowing smaller galaxies. (2015-06-25)

Astronomers explain why a star is so hot right now
Astronomers have solved a mystery over small, unusually hot blue stars, 10 times hotter than our Sun, that are found in the middle of dense star clusters. (2015-06-24)



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