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Astronomy News Archive


How do sunlike stars explode?

November 14, 2017 — 
U of M astrophysicist part of international team announcing discovery of cosmic ‘recipe’ for nearby universe

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Setting up to watch the solar eclipse in Hecla in 1979.

‘Don’t look or you’ll go blind!’: The total solar eclipse of 1979

August 10, 2017 — 
'Everyone was completely in awe of the spectacle'

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Judy Anderson.

Destination in the stars

August 8, 2017 — 
Judy Anderson is going to space. She is absolutely certain of it.

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Figure 1 Tycho’s supernova remnant in a molecular cloud bubble. Grey: molecular gas traced by carbon monoxide emission observed with IRAM 30m telescope (credit: P. Zhou); color: X-ray emission observed with the Chandra X-ray Observatory (credit: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Warren & J.Hughes et al.)

Expanding molecular bubble unveils the mysterious origin of Tycho’s supernova

July 19, 2016 — 
A team of international scientists has determined the origin of a famous cosmic 'mileage marker'


Discovering the mysteries of new stars

August 7, 2015 — 
U of M astronomers part of international team that finds evidence of galaxy star birth regulated by black hole fountain

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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Top 5 “out of this world” U of M events of 2014

December 22, 2014 — 
The final frontier was a fascinating place this past year

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Faculty of Science

Unique astronomical event captured by U of M team

November 25, 2014 — 
Manitoba was the only location on Earth with a clear sky where such an observation was possible

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The question of extraterrestrial life

March 6, 2014 — 
UFOlogist is here for student life's Dream Big

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Astronomy Magazine: New galaxy discovered hiding in cosmos

November 14, 2013 — 
A galactic game of hide-n-seek


The edge-on spiral galaxy UGC 10288 (horizontal) appeared to be a single object in previous radio telescope observations. However, new, detailed radio data (cyan in this image) from the NRAO's VLA reveals that the large perpendicular (vertical) extension really is a distant background galaxy with radio jets. The foreground image of UGC 10288 includes data from optical, infrared and radio telescopes.

Research and International

New galaxy discovered hiding behind another

November 14, 2013 — 
A galaxy long thought to exist has now been spotted

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