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Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the most distant ever discovered

Galaxy z8_GND_5296 is the most distant ever discovered

An international team of astronomers has detected what they say is the furthest galaxy away from our Milky Way galaxy ever discovered. Astronomers say that the newly discovered galaxy is 30 billion light years away from the Earth. The distant galaxy was discovered using the Hubble Space Telescope and then confirmed using the Keck Observatory in Hawaii.

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Strange radio wave bursts in space caused by star phenomena, say researchers

Strange radio wave bursts in space caused by star phenomena, say researchers

For several years, scientists and researchers have been witnessing mysterious bursts of radio waves originating from billions and billions of light-years away. So mysterious, in fact, that astronomers simply thought they weren't real and it was just a glich in their equipment, or maybe just EMI. However, researchers now think that something cataclysmic is causing these strange bursts.

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Supermoon sightings: more than 365 days until she comes back

Supermoon sightings: more than 365 days until she comes back

The past two days have been full of what's called "Supermoon" sightings due to the fact that the Earth has been as close to our moon as it's going to be all year long. While the past two days have brought on a flood of "oh my goodness that's the biggest moon I've ever seen" photographs, today we must face the facts: it wont just be another 365 days before we see this happen again.

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Newly-discovered galaxy forms stars at record pace

Newly-discovered galaxy forms stars at record pace

Scientists, researchers, and astronomers alike are all working around the clock to try and discover new bits and pieces on the history of the universe, and it appears they stumbled onto something quite interesting just recently. Astronomers have spotted what appears to be the most productive star-forming galaxy ever found, dubbed HFLS 3.

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Researchers uncover how spiral galaxy arms form

Researchers uncover how spiral galaxy arms form

Spiral galaxies are beautiful astronomical realities that have long been the cause of speculation, with no definitive conclusion having been made over what causes them. Researchers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and the University of Wisconsin-Madison have helped solve this conundrum, stating that they've proved the spiral arms are persistent, long-lived, and self-perpetuating.

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Scientists discover rare quasar triplet 9 billion light years away

Scientists discover rare quasar triplet 9 billion light years away

A team of international researchers, lead by Emanuele Farina from the University of Insubria in Como, Italy, have discovered a rare, quasar triplet about 9 billion light years away from Earth. The quasar triplet has been named QQQ J1519+0627 and is only the second triplet to ever be found. The researchers believe that the galaxies that these quasars are a part of may be merging together in order to form one, enormous galaxy.

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NASA discovers new radiation belt around Earth

NASA discovers new radiation belt around Earth

NASA has discovered that there was a 3rd radiation belt hanging around Earth. The discovery was made by two Van Allen space probes that were made specifically to analyze Earth's radiation belts. The Van Allen probes were named after James Van Allen, who was the the first to discover the radiation belts 55 years ago in 1958. The probes are designed identically and provide scientists with a deeper insight on how radiation belts are formed.

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Scientists discover Russian meteor origins

Scientists discover Russian meteor origins

It's been nearly two weeks since a meteor exploded over Russia, injuring around 1000 people, and damaging windows across as many as 4,000 buildings. After much analysis and research, Scientists in Colombia were able to figure out the meteor's path through the Earth's atmosphere, and use that to trace its orbit around the sun. Jorge Zuluaga and Ignacio Ferrin, researchers from the University of Antioquia in Medellin, used trignometry to track the meteor's height, speed, and position as it made its way to Earth.

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