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Scientific results show that when asteroids spin fast enough, they can undergo rotational fission, splitting into two pieces that then begin orbiting each other.
Scientists believe that planetary collisions are kicking up fresh dust.
Scientists believe there are as many as seven planets orbiting this Sun-like star.
The method is based on corrections astronomers make to signals from pulsars.
M87's location, coupled with long observations over Chandra's lifetime, has made it an excellent subject for investigations of how a massive black hole impacts its environment.
Based on the size of the newly discovered cliffs, scientists estimate the distance between the Moon's center and its surface has shrunk by about 300 feet.
Scientists determine that an ancient galaxy cluster is still actively producing stars.
The team used a massive galaxy cluster as a cosmic magnifying lens to study the nature of dark energy and improve current measurements of the mass and energy content of the universe.
This is the first time scientists have detected X-ray eclipses from a fast pulsar that is also accreting gas.
Scientists have demonstrated that a magnetar formed from a star with at least 40 times the mass of the Sun, but theory states that mass should form a black hole.
In addition to detailing the never-before-seen regions at the solar system's edge, IBEX data has been used in discoveries closer to Earth.
The research will cover areas such as understanding how the first stars and galaxies formed, locating earthlike planets, and surveying the Milky Way.
Brilliant Venus appears highest in evening twilight this week.
The study highlights the importance of monitoring and improving measurement of the Sun's meridional circulation.
NGC 4696 is more interesting than most elliptical galaxies, with its huge dust lane and strange thin filaments of ionized hydrogen.
Scientists have detected gamma rays from a nova for the first time.
Scientists find the pulsar especially interesting because it is likely a recycled pulsar that lost its companion.
Trojans share their planet's orbit and help astronomers understand how the planets formed and how the solar system evolved.
The cluster continues to transform galaxies because of interactions of close-proximity galaxy systems.
A new camera that detects light in the near-infrared will provide a detailed study of star formation in the Magellanic Clouds.