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Milky Way's center unveils supernova 'dust factory'
Sifting through the center of the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have made the first direct observations - using an infrared telescope aboard a modified Boeing 747 - of cosmic building-block dust resulting from an ancient supernova. View News Article (2015-03-20)


Scientists find rare dwarf satellite galaxy candidates in Dark Energy Survey data
Scientists on two continents have independently discovered a set of celestial objects that seem to belong to the rare category of dwarf satellite galaxies orbiting our home galaxy, the Milky Way. View News Article (2015-03-11)


Rare split images of supernova put Johns Hopkins astronomer in the spotlight
A Johns Hopkins astronomer played a key role in the recent discovery of a distant exploding star whose light split into four distinct images in a display seen for the first time by scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope. View News Article (2015-03-11)


Welcome to the neighborhood: New dwarf galaxies discovered in orbit around the Milky Way
A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge have identified nine new dwarf satellites orbiting the Milky Way, the largest number ever discovered at once. View News Article (2015-03-10)


Sap-feeding butterflies join ranks of natural phenomenon, the Golden Ratio
Alongside Leonardo Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man, disc-shaped galaxies, or the cochlea of the human ear, scientists can now count sap-feeding butterfly proboscises as aligned with the Golden Ratio.  View News Article (2015-03-09)


NASA's Hubble discovers four images of same supernova split by cosmic lens
Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have spotted for the first time a distant supernova split into four images. View News Article (2015-03-09)


Distant supernova split 4 ways by gravitational lens
Over the past several decades, astronomers have come to realize that the sky is filled with magnifying glasses that allow the study of very distant and faint objects barely visible with even the largest telescopes. View News Article (2015-03-06)


Astronomers observe 4 images of the same supernova using a cosmic lens
Astronomers have for the first time observed a supernova (an exploding star) multiply-imaged due to gravitational lensing.  View News Article (2015-03-06)


Astronomers see star explode 4 times
Astronomers have glimpsed a far off and ancient star exploding, not once, but four times. View News Article (2015-03-06)


An explosive quartet
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have, for the first time, spotted four images of a distant exploding star.  View News Article (2015-03-06)

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