Science & Astronomy

Some Galaxies Like Our Milky Way are Born in Colossal Crashes
Diagrams of 30 Merging Galaxies
September 17th, 2014
The history of the Milky Way has a new wrinkle. Scientists used radio telescopes like the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array — a vast array of receivers in Chile — used to probe galaxies within 40 million to 600 million light-years from Earth.
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On Saturn's Moon Titan, Methane Rain Transforms Into Icy Reservoirs
Surface and Subsurface of Titan
September 18th, 2014
As the liquid on Titan interacts with the crust of the moon, changes in their composition could reveal processes from deep underground.
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Surprise! Monster Black Hole Found in Dwarf Galaxy
Supermassive Black Hole Within M60-UCD1
September 17th, 2014
Astronomers have found that a small, nearby galaxy may harbor a giant secret — a supermassive black hole at its heart equal in mass to about 21 million suns.
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Astronomy Detectives Reveal Origin of Monet's 'Impression' Painting
Monet Impression, Sunrise
September 16th, 2014
Astronomical clues could pinpoint the day Claude Monet painted "Impression, Soleil Levant (Impression, Sunrise)," the piece that lent its name to the Impressionist art movement.
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Saturn's Weird Fast-Changing Ring Baffles Scientists
Saturn and Moon Mimas Near RIngs
September 15th, 2014
NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft spotted many bright clumps in Saturn's F ring when they flew by the gas giant in the early 1980s.
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Is Pluto a Planet? Definition Takes Center Stage in Webcast Tonight
Pluto Artist's Impression
September 18th, 2014
Experts will debate different definitions of the term "planet" during a live webcast tonight at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Watch it live here on Space.com.
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US Military's Meteor Explosion Data Can Help Scientists Protect Earth
Artist's View of 2013 Fireball Over Chelyabinsk, Russia
September 15th, 2014
The U.S. Air Force and NASA have ironed out problems that prevented scientists from obtaining a steady stream of military tracking data on meteor explosions within Earth's atmosphere. The result could help researchers safeguard Earth from potential impact
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