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Herschel and Keck take census of the invisible Universe

By combining the observing powers of ESA's Herschel space observatory and the ground-based Keck telescopes, astronomers have characterised hundreds of previously unseen starburst galaxies, revealing extraordinary high star-formation rates across the history of the Universe.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2012

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Titan, Saturn's largest moon, icier than thought

Scientists have long suspected that a vast ocean of liquid water lies under the crusty exterior of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. New analysis suggests that the internally generated heat that keeps that ocean from freezing relies on the moon's interactions with Saturn and its other moons.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2012

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Improving software for asteroid detection

Alon Efrat and Jonathan Myers of the University of Arizona computer science department are working under a new grant to help improve methods for discovering asteroids on paths toward Earth.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2012

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New radio telescope could save world billions

A small pocket of Western Australia's remote outback is set to become the eye on the sky and could potentially save the world billions of dollars. The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope, unveiled today, Friday 30 November, will give the world a dramatically improved view of the Sun and provide early warning to prevent damage to communication satellites, electric power grids and GPS navigation systems.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2012

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