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artist's rendition of AS 205 N, a T Tauri star Infant Solar System shows signs of windy weather
Released September 22, 2014
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artist's rendition of a binary-star merger Finding hints of gravitational waves in the stars
Released September 22, 2014
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a typical example of a disk galaxy Creating pancakes using galaxy collisions--violent origins of disk galaxies probed by radio telescopes
Released September 17, 2014
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galaxy M60-UCD1 A massive black hole has been found at the center of an ultra-compact galaxy
Released September 17, 2014
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Gemini North telescope on Hawaii's Mauna Kea Smallest known galaxy with a supermassive black hole
Released September 17, 2014
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Illustration of a minimal surface from a mathematical optimization problem. 2014-2015 NSF distinguished lectures in mathematical and physical sciences
Released September 15, 2014
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large gaseous planets outside our solar system 'Hot Jupiters' provoke their own host suns to wobble
Released September 11, 2014
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Lab work Federal funding for basic research at universities and colleges essentially unchanged in FY 2012
Released September 4, 2014
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Kepler field of view over the WIYN telescope Half of all exoplanet host stars are binaries
Released September 3, 2014
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a slice of the Laniakea Supercluster Hawaii scientist maps, names Laniakea, our home supercluster of galaxies
Released September 3, 2014
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collision of two streams of interstellar gas Mixing in star-forming clouds explains why sibling stars look alike
Released August 31, 2014
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a collision of two streams of interstellar gas Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds
Released August 31, 2014
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optical image of the Pleiades Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades
Released August 28, 2014
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the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex Orion rocks! Pebble-size particles may jump-start planet formation
Released August 27, 2014
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light is spread through the early universe What lit up the universe?
Released August 27, 2014
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U.S. 3-d map and test tubes 2011 data show U.S. business R&D highly concentrated by state and metropolitan location
Released August 26, 2014
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a collision that took place between two galaxies Best view yet of merging galaxies in distant universe
Released August 26, 2014
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Student standing at poster and talking to 3 other people NSF funds pilot project aimed at increasing the number of American Indians and Alaska Natives faculty members
Released August 18, 2014
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the NGC 1398 galaxy Dark Energy Survey kicks off second season cataloging the wonders of deep space
Released August 18, 2014
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view of Milky Way Galaxy New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
Released August 14, 2014
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3-d representation of projected LSST Taking astronomy to the next level
Released August 7, 2014
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the bridge of gas (shown in green) Astronomers find stream of gas--2.6 million light years long
Released August 7, 2014
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cold surface of Pluto and its largest moon Charon ALMA pinpoints Pluto to help guide NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft
Released August 5, 2014
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The Vizzies visualization challenger open The National Science Foundation and Popular Science launch visualization challenge
Released August 4, 2014
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a planet in the habitable zone of a star Companion planets can increase old worlds' chance at life
Released July 31, 2014
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ALMA data of HK Tau shown in a composite image Young binary star system may form planets with weird and wild orbits
Released July 30, 2014
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an Earth-like planet displays a brownish haze A new approach in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence: targeting alien polluters
Released July 23, 2014
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sky image of the area in the constellation Auriga Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery
Released July 10, 2014
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The Arecibo Observatory Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery
Released July 10, 2014
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simulated image shows the most distant stars Astronomers discover the most distant Milky Way stars detected to date
Released July 9, 2014
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