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The two probes are currently in the heliosheath — the outer ring of our solar system that features a magnetic froth no spacecraft has ever encountered before.
Published: April 29, 2011
Massive stars in small galaxies undergo more-powerful explosions than stars of a similar heft in larger galaxies because low-mass galaxies tend to have fewer heavy atoms than their larger counterparts.
Published: April 25, 2011
A gravitational tug-of-war has warped the spiral shape of NGC 3169 and fragmented the dust lanes in its companion, NGC 3166.
Published: April 21, 2011
A pair of white dwarfs is on a collision path, and they will merge to create a single, new star.
Published: April 7, 2011
The Square Kilometer Array will be capable of answering some of the most fundamental questions about the universe, understanding dark energy, general relativity in extreme conditions, and how the universe came to look the way it does now.
Published: April 4, 2011
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