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New Discovery Changes What We Think We Know About How Galaxies Are Formed Featured Science and Nature 

New Discovery Changes What We Think We Know About How Galaxies Are Formed

Tehran (Tasnim) – By combining the power of a “natural lens” in space with the capability of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery. Astronomers discovered the first example of a compact yet massive, fast-spinning, disk-shaped galaxy that stopped making stars only a few billion years after the big bang. Finding such a galaxy early in the history of the universe challenges the current understanding of how massive galaxies form and evolve, say researchers, according to the Science Daily. When Hubble photographed the galaxy, astronomers expected to see a chaotic ball of stars formed through galaxies merging Read More

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Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth Featured Science and Nature 

Sex In Space: Scientists Ponder Practicalities of Life Off Planet Earth

Earth (Sputnik) – Since the dawn of man, humans have looked to the stars and been filled with wonder and questions. What’s out there? How can we go there, and when? Does the cosmos hold the answers that we seek about life and meaning? Now, scientists are beginning to seriously consider a new question: mechanically speaking, how do you bone in space? As far as we can tell, no human has ever had sex outside of the confines of Earth’s gravity (unless some freaky stuff has been going on aboard the ISS). As a result, a lot of questions remain unanswered: what would sex Read More

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My God, It’s Full of Stars Science and Nature 

My God, It’s Full of Stars

Space (Sputnik) – An international team of researchers have announced their discovery of four galaxies that produce stars at a rate hundreds of times quicker than a typical galaxy. These systems, called “starburst galaxies,” may explain the mystery of supermassive galaxies that formed shortly after the Big Bang. These starburst galaxies produce stars at a rate of 100 solar masses every year. By comparison, the Milky Way produces an estimated four solar masses each year. This would be odd enough on its own, but the hyperactives have another strange quality: they’re all old. Each of the starbursts came into existence less than a billion years after the Big Read More

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Cosmonaut on How to End All Wars: ‘Gather Up Politicians & Send Them Into Space’ Unaimed 

Cosmonaut on How to End All Wars: ‘Gather Up Politicians & Send Them Into Space’

(Sputnik) – Yuri Usachov is no stranger to space travel, with four spaceflights, seven spacewalks and 553 days in orbit under his belt. He’s also well-versed in person-to-person diplomacy, spending three of his missions interacting with foreign astronauts. Speaking to Radio Baltkom, Usachov revealed how the world’s conflicts might be brought to a peaceful end. Usachov, a veteran cosmonaut and engineer who began his career aboard the Mir Space Station in 1994 and moved on to work aboard the International Space Station with astronauts from the United States and France, says that there’s nothing quite like living and working together with people aboard a spaceship that’s flying above the earth Read More

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