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Dark Matter is a No Show in Ghostly Galaxy
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Dark Matter is a No Show in Ghostly Galaxy

Maunakea, Hawaii – Galaxies and dark matter go hand in hand; you typically don’t find one without the other. So when researchers uncovered a galaxy, known as NGC1052-DF2, that is... Read more »

Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?
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Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the... Read more »

Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test
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Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test

No companion found for famous young bright star orbiting Milky Way’s supermassive black holeMaunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have the “all-clear” for an exciting test of Einstein’s Theory of... Read more »

Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star
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Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star

Maunakea, Hawaii – Thanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive... Read more »

Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod
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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international research team led by Université de Montréal astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES
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W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES

Near-Infrared Echellette Spectrometer Designed to Find the Faintest, Most Violent Objects in the UniverseMaunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have successfully met a major... Read more »

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies
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Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

Maunakea, Hawaii – Stars forming in galaxies appear to be influenced by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, but the mechanism of how that happens has not been clear to... Read more »

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions
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A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no... Read more »

Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery
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Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery

Maunakea, Hawaii - Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so... Read more »

Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die
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Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die

Supernova Discovery Challenges Known Theories of the Death of StarsMaunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) has made a bizarre discovery; a star... Read more »