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Extinct Light

  Apr 12, 2018 A hidden star factory. NGC 6334 (the Cat’s Paw nebula) is also known as the Bear Claw nebula. It is 50 light-years across and approximately 5500 light-years away, using redshift distance calculations. It is part of a larger nebular complex near the heart of the Milky …

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Constant Confusion

  Feb 23, 2018 In 1997, two teams of astronomers studying Type 1a supernovae found there was “something wrong” with their observations. Type 1a supernovae are a sub-class of stellar explosions involving binary stars, but they are thought to occur through a different process. Their particular way of exploding is …

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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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