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Friday, 22 May 2009 18:35

Astronomers see star turn into pulsar

An international team of astronomers has observed for the first time a star being turned into a very fast rotating neutron star, what is called a millisecond pulsar. This discovery helps to find answers to how such massive stars evolve later in their lives.

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Monday, 11 May 2009 19:40

Europa eclipsing Ganymede caught on video

A rarely recorded astronomical event in our Solar System occurred recently when one of Jupiter’s moons moved directly in front of another one and Australian amateur astronomer Anthony Wesley caught it on video.

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NASA's Spitzer space telescope has been detecting infrared light from distant objects for over five years. But it has almost run out of the liquid helium which makes that possible by cooling the instruments to within 3 degrees of absolute zero.

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