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HKU astronomy research team unveils one origin of globular clusters around giant galaxies

A study has provided surprising answers to the origin of some globular clusters around giant galaxies at the centers of galaxy clusters.

6 Nov 2019 Nature Astronomy

Voyager 2 reaches interstellar space

Iowa-led instrument detects plasma density jump, confirming spacecraft has entered the realm of the stars.

4 Nov 2019 Nature Astronomy

New cracks in the cosmological scenario

The discovery pointed out that the new, precise measurements of Cosmic Microwave Background anisotropies made by the Planck satellite strongly prefer a universe with positive curvature.

4 Nov 2019 Nature Astronomy

Satellites are key to monitoring ocean carbon

4 Nov 2019 Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Scientists may have discovered whole new class of black holes

These are smaller than researchers believed possible.

31 Oct 2019 Science

Researchers apply the squeeze to better detect stellar-mass black holes

Scientists have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the Universe.

31 Oct 2019 Nature Photonics

ESO telescope reveals what could be the smallest dwarf planet yet in the solar system

The object is the fourth largest in the asteroid belt after Ceres, Vesta and Pallas.

28 Oct 2019 Nature Astronomy

Extended X-ray emission around an ultraluminous X-ray pulsar

The discovery of pulsations in some ultra-luminous X-ray sources (ULX pulsars, or PULXs), reveals that accreting binary systems containing a neutron star can apparently violate Eddington’s limit.

28 Oct 2019 Nature Astronomy

Eliciting an energetic secret from the Crab Nebula

Since the first detection of very high energy gamma-rays from the Crab Nebula with ground-based gamma-ray telescopes in 1989, it could not be distinguished from a point source.

28 Oct 2019 Nature Astronomy

Martian landslides not conclusive evidence of ice

The findings show for the first time that the unique structures on Martian landslides from mountains several kilometres high could have formed at high speeds of up to 360 kilometres per hour due to underlying layers of unstable, fragmented rocks.

24 Oct 2019 Nature Communications

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