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A team of astronomers used NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) to observe the galaxy M77, some 47 million light-years from Earth, finding its magnetic field to be closely correlated with the galaxy’s star-filled spiral arms.Galaxies come in various shapes and forms. Some may be spherical, some disk-like, while some spiral around a central […]
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We would expect exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system) to follow the same orbital mechanism as that of the planets in our own solar system. However, the discovery of a planet has proved otherwise. Recently, astronomers have discovered a planet, three times the size of Jupiter that follows an elliptical (oval-shaped) orbit rather than […]
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It is no exaggeration to say that the award-winning TV series Cosmos made science and astronomy household names around the world. Created in the 1980s by the celebrated American astronomer and science popularizer, Carl Sagan, the show influenced a whole generation of scientists. Sagan passed away in 1996, yet his work continues to inspire the […]

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