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Astronomers discover powerful aurora beyond solar system
Astronomers have discovered the first aurora ever seen in an object beyond our Solar System. The aurora -- similar to the famous "Northern Lights" on Earth -- is 10,000 times more powerful than any previously seen.  View News Article (2015-07-30)


Failed stars host powerful aurora displays
Brown dwarf stars host powerful aurora displays just like planets, astronomers have discovered. View News Article (2015-07-30)


Lobster-Eye imager detects soft X-ray emissions
Solar winds are known for powering dangerous space weather events near Earth, which, in turn, endangers space assets. View News Article (2015-07-29)


First detection of lithium from an exploding star
The chemical element lithium has been found for the first time in material ejected by a nova. Observations of Nova Centauri 2013 made using telescopes at ESO's La Silla Observatory, and near Santiago in Chile, help to explain the mystery of why many young stars seem to have more of this chemical element than expected.  View News Article (2015-07-29)


Dust pillars of destruction reveal impact of cosmic wind on galaxy evolution
Astronomers have long known that powerful cosmic winds can sometimes blow through galaxies, sweeping out interstellar material and stopping future star formation. Now they have a clearer snapshot of how it happens.  View News Article (2015-07-28)


Astronomers discover Earth's bigger cousin
Today an international team of astronomers from NASA's Kepler mission have announced the discovery of a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. View News Article (2015-07-27)


Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline
Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA), to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. View News Article (2015-07-23)


ALMA witnesses assembly of galaxies in the early universe for the first time
When the first galaxies started to form a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the Universe was full of a fog of hydrogen gas. View News Article (2015-07-22)


The planetary sweet spot
Planet Earth is situated in what astronomers call the Goldilocks Zone -- a sweet spot in a solar system where a planet's surface temperature is neither too hot nor too cold.  View News Article (2015-07-21)


We're not alone -- but the universe may be less crowded than we think
There may be far fewer galaxies further out in the universe then might be expected, according to a new study led by Michigan State University. View News Article (2015-07-02)

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