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Astronomy / Space Science - 14.12.2021
Unveiling substructures at the edge of the Galaxy
Unveiling substructures at the edge of the Galaxy
An international team of astronomers led by researcher Chervin Laporte of the Institute of Cosmos Sciences of the University of Barcelona (ICCUB-IEEC) has revealed a new map of the Milky Way's outer disc using data from the Gaia space misison. The findings have been published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society .

Astronomy / Space Science - 01.07.2021
Oversized black hole population in the star cluster Palomar 5
Oversized black hole population in the star cluster Palomar 5
Palomar 5 is a unique star cluster. This is firstly because it is one of the "fluffiest" clusters in the halo of our Galaxy, with the average distance between the stars being a few light-years, comparable to the distance from the Sun to the nearest star. Secondly, it has a specular stellar stream associated with it that spans more than 20 degrees across the sky.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 17.05.2021
Successful start of DESI Instrument to reveal dark energy mysteries
Successful start of DESI Instrument to reveal dark energy mysteries
Today is the official beginning of a 5-year research to map the universe and reveal the mysteries of the dark energy using the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument ( DESI ). Based in the Kitt Peak National Observatory (Arizona, United States), this instrument will take and study the light of tens of millions of galaxies and other distant objects of the Universe.

Astronomy / Space Science - 30.03.2021
First interstellar comet to be the most pristine ever found
First interstellar comet to be the most pristine ever found
New observations carried out with the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (ESO's VLT) indicate that the rogue comet 2I/Borisov, which is the second and most recently detected interstellar visitor to our Solar System, is one of the most pristine comets ever observed. Astronomers suspect that the most likely thing to have happened is for the comet to never passed close to a star, making it an unaltered relic of the cloud of gas and dust where it was created.