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Gaia space telescope helps astronomers image hidden objects around bright stars

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Scientists have directly imaged eight dim objects accompanying very bright stars within the Gaia data catalog, including so-called “failed stars,” otherwise known as brown dwarfs.  [more…]

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Earth from space: Near-lifeless ‘Land of Terror’ looks like an alien landscape in the Sahara

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Quick facts Where is it? Tanezrouft Basin, the Sahara . [26.2089113, 2.27090884]. What’s in the photo? Exposed paleozoic rock folds and colorful salt pans. Which [more…]

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New short-term space travel research investigates how ‘space tourists’ are affected

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New studies show that space tourists experience some of the same body changes as astronauts who spend months in orbit. Samples taken from test subjects [more…]