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Air Showers Ruin Astrophotos, but They Could be a New Method for Studying the Universe

New research from Japan has shown how cosmic ray air showers could be studied to learn more about the nature…

9 months ago

Star Birth and Death Seen Near the Beginning of Time

Until recently, astronomers could not observe the first stars and galaxies that formed in the Universe. This occurred during what…

12 months ago

New Climate Model Accurately Predicts Millions of Years of Ice Ages

New research by a team of Japanese climatologists and an astronomer shows how astronomical forces have caused major changes in…

1 year ago

A Tadpole-Shaped Cloud of Gas is Whirling Around a Black Hole

A team of astronomers from Japan have found a strange "Tadpole" shaped dust cloud near the center of our galaxy,…

1 year ago

Subaru Telescope Sees 1800 Supernovae

Japanese astronomers have captured images of an astonishing 1800 supernovae. 58 of these supernovae are the scientifically-important Type 1a supernovae…

5 years ago

Missing Matter Found! Fast Radio Bursts Confirm Cosmological Model

By measuring a fast radio burst (FRB) coming from space, a team of CSIRO scientists claims to have accounted for…

8 years ago

Comet ISON Hosted A Rare Kind Of Nitrogen, Hinting At Reservoirs In Young Solar System

Comet ISON -- that bright comet last year that broke up around Thanksgiving weekend -- included two forms of nitrogen…

10 years ago