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Space study opens up new opportunities to explore exotic energy
04 07 13

Answering the ultimate question to Life, Universe and Everything? Read More...

Sunny super earth observed
12 06 13

A research team led by Akihiko Fukui (NAOJ), Norio Narita (NAOJ) and Kenji Kuroda (the University of Tokyo) observed the atmosphere of super-Earth "GJ3470b" for the first time using two telescopes at OAO (Okayama Astrophysical Observatory, NAOJ). Read More...

Bacteria sent into space behave in mysterious ways
25 06 13

Colonies of bacteria grown aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis behaved in ways never before observed on Earth, according to a new NASA-funded study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Read More...

Scientists size up universe's most lightweight dwarf galaxy
12 06 13

The least massive galaxy in the known universe has been measured by UC Irvine scientists, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together. Read More...

Stacking up a clearer picture of the Universe
13 06 13

Researchers from the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) have proven a new technique that will provide a clearer picture of the Universe's history and be used with the next generation of radio telescopes such as the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Read More...

Population census of galaxies buried in dust
31 05 13

Conventional research on distant galaxies have been carried out mainly with visible light and near infrared light. However, it is possible that many galaxies in the universe have been overlooked as much of that radiation is largely absorbed by cosmic dust. Read More...