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The gobbling dwarf that exploded

— 13 Jul 2007 21:54 | Astronomy

A unique set of observations, obtained with ESO's VLT, has allowed astronomers to find direct evidence for the material that surrounded a star before it exploded as a Type Ia supernova.…

Water discovered on a giant extrasolar planet

— 12 Jul 2007 07:01 | Astronomy

Scientists report the first conclusive discovery of the presence of water vapour in the atmosphere of a planet beyond our Solar System. The discovery was made by analysing the transit…

AKARI presents detailed all-sky map in infrared

— 12 Jul 2007 07:01 | Astronomy

One year after the beginning of its scientific operations, the high-capability infrared satellite AKARI continues to produce stunning views of the infrared Universe. Launched in February…

Survey shows that giant outer extrasolar planets are rare

— 12 Jul 2007 07:01 | Astronomy

Astronomers who used powerful telescopes in Arizona and Chile in a survey for planets around nearby stars have discovered that extrasolar planets more massive than Jupiter are extremely…

Significant new method for characterising density wave features

— 9 Jul 2007 22:15 | Astronomy

In a paper published in The Astronomical Journal Dr Xiaolei Zhang, of the Naval Research Laboratory, and Dr Ronald J. Buta, of the University of Alabama, report that they have developed…

Stellar fireworks in galaxy NGC 4449 captured by Hubble

— 3 Jul 2007 13:00 | Astronomy

Nearly 12.5 million light-years away in the dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 a veritable stellar 'fireworks' is on display - here shown in exquisite detail through the eyes of the Hubble Space…

Swift sees double supernova in galaxy

— 26 Jun 2007 16:33 | Astronomy

In just the past six weeks, two supernovae have flared up in an obscure galaxy in the constellation Hercules. Never before have astronomers observed two of these powerful stellar explosions…

New view of doomed star

— 20 Jun 2007 17:40 | Astronomy

Eta Carinae is a mysterious, extremely bright and unstable star located a mere stone's throw - astronomically speaking - from Earth at a distance of only about 7500 light years. The…

Scientists ponder plant life on extrasolar Earth-like planets

— 19 Jun 2007 18:39 | Astronomy

When we think of extrasolar Earth-like planets, the first tendency is to imagine weird creatures like Jar Jar Binks, Chewbacca, and, if those are not bizarre enough, maybe even the…

Hidden planet pushes the ring of the star a billion miles off-centre

— 13 Jun 2007 20:39 | Astronomy

A young star's strange elliptical ring of dust likely heralds the presence of an undiscovered Neptune-sized planet, says a University of Rochester astronomer in the latest Monthly Notices…

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