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New research reveals how the Milky Way emphasized the role of Nut, the Egyptian sky goddess
According to the new paper, in some white dwarfs, the dense plasma in the interior doesn't simply freeze from the inside out. Instead, the solid crystals that form upon freezing are less dense than the liquid, and therefore want to float, then push the liquid inside
A newly discovered solar system with six confirmed extrasolar planets and a possible seventh increases astronomers' knowledge of star formation and evolution
Astrophysicists have discovered why spiral galaxies like our Milky Way are rare in the supergalactic plane, a dense region of our local universe
The cause of this is a distorted dark matter halo
The close proximity of high-energy pulses suggests that magnetars may be the source of certain fast bursts of radio radiation
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