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A Brown Study

  Feb 13, 2018 Brown dwarf stars could be harbors for life in the cosmos. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) is scheduled for launch in October 2018 on a five-year mission. Its goals are to search for the earliest galaxies—meaning that it will look for those with the greatest …

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Jet Power

  Feb 5, 2018 Are blazars close-by and not far away? Twin lobes of gamma-rays extending beyond the Milky Way’s central bulge highlighted a previous Picture of the Day. The formations, each about 65,000 light-years in diameter, are a sign that Birkeland currents form z-pinches in galactic plasmas. Electromagnetic fields …

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Rapid Rise

  Jan 30, 2018 Stars form at a faster rate in a starburst galaxy. Astronomers using the Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) recently announced that a distant galaxy is creating stars at an anomalous rate. So-called “starburst galaxies” contain regions where stars form at “a breakneck rate”, so fast that …

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