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Astronomy - Feb 4
Harvard & Smithsonian (CfA) have completed the Extremely Low Mass-also known as ELM-spectroscopic study of white dwarf stars in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). In process for more than a decade, the completed survey discovered 98 detached double white dwarf binaries. "We targeted candidate low mass white dwarf stars and found that they are all ultra-compact binaries.
Astronomy - Jan 13

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has discovered its first Earth-size planet in its star's habitable zone, the range of distances where conditions may be just right to allow the presence of liquid water on the surface.

Astronomy - Dec 4, 2019

Harvard & Smithsonian has announced the discovery that mass in triple star systems takes on the characteristics of recipient stars before mass is actually transferred, which may allow scientists to re-examine previously labeled binary star systems for evidence of a third companion.

Astronomy - Oct 30, 2019

GMTO Corporation, the organization managing the development of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) on behalf of its U.S. and international founders, has signed a contract with MT Mechatro

Astronomy - Mar 14, 2019

Muon Hunters 2: Return of the Ring, launches new Zooniverse citizen science project on March 14th, 2019.

Astronomy - Feb 14, 2019

Astronomers have spent decades looking for something that sounds like it would be hard to miss: about a third of the "normal" matter in the Universe. New results from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory may have helped them locate this elusive expanse of missing matter.

Astronomy - Dec 20, 2019

As the holiday season approaches, people in the northern hemisphere will gather indoors to stay warm. In keeping with the season, astronomers have studied two groups of galaxies that are rushing together and producing their own warmth.

Astronomy - Nov 12, 2019

Scientific data taken by the Parker Solar Probe are set to be released to the public on Nov 12. The data files being released contain measurements that were taken closer to the Sun than ever before.

Computer Science - Aug 15, 2019

A versatile, portable exosuit that assists both walking and running highlights the potential for lightweight and non-restrictive wearable robots outside the lab Between walking at a leisurely pace and running for your life, human gaits can cover a wide range of speeds.

Astronomy - Mar 5, 2019

An international team of astronomers, led by University of Hawai'i graduate student Ashley Chontos, announced the confirmation of the first exoplanet candidate identified by NASA's Kepler Mission.

Astronomy - Feb 14, 2019

NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems.

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