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ESA releases most accurate map of the Milky Way ever

Authored By Ryan Whitwam

The European Space Agency (ESA) launched the Gaia spacecraft in 2013 with the aim of creating the most complete map ever of the Milky Way galaxy and other nearby objects. It began observing […]

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Chocolate recall: Mars and Snickers bars in Germany contain plastic (Updated)

Authored By Matthew Humphries

Update: It seems as though the problem isn’t limited to Germany. The Netherlands is also recalling chocolate bars, as is France. Update 2: Mars has now widened the recall to 55 countries, with […]

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Planets orbiting Kepler 444 suggest there’s ancient life in the Milky Way

Authored By Ryan Whitwam
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NASA’s exoplanet hunting Kepler space telescope has encountered a few problems as of late, but there’s still a mountain of data for astronomers to dig through from the last four years. Astronomers analyzing […]

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Optic echos let astronomers weigh distant, supermassive black hole


Astronomers have a new weapon in their arsenal, one that lets their measure the mass of the super-massive singularities at the heart of galaxies.

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Very Large Telescope findings could force physicists to rethink the Big Bang

Authored By Graham Templeton

New scans of the Messier 54 star cluster have confirmed a long-standing fear in astronomy: universal lithium levels are way off of our models for the creation of the universe.

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